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Curaçao Travel Restrictions

60.00% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 59.69% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Curaçao.

Curaçao entry details and exceptions

These general requirements apply to all visitors regardless if you are traveling from a low risk or high risk country:

-You must not have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival. Travelers who have had recent contact with a positive case will be placed in mandatory quarantine.

-You must carry a printed document of proof of the mandatory steps at all times during your travel.

-You must be adequately insured for medical care and any additional costs if you are quarantined or become ill during your stay.

-If you do not meet the above conditions, you may be quarantined on arrival. This is entirely at your own expense.

-There are currently no exemptions for visitors who have been fully vaccinated.


Outgoing travel to CuraçaoTravelling from New Zealand to Curaçao

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Curaçao.

Details and exceptions

Only deep pharyngeal nose and throat swab PCR tests are accepted.Passengers should carry a printed document of proof with them for both the PLC and negative PCR test result.

Travelers must be adequately insured for medical care and any additional costs if they are quarantined or become ill during their stay.

All passengers departing from high risk and very high risk countries are required to undergo an Antigen test at a local laboratory on the 3rd day in Curaçao. The reservation and payment of the 3rd day antigen test is part of the PLC process. Please click here for more information.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Curaçao.

Details and exceptions

You will be placed in mandatory quarantine maximum of 14 days if you have been in contact with a person who tested positively for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to arrival and if you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay in Curaçao.

Documents
Passenger Locator Form

Travelers need to fill out and upload the Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before departure to Curacao and have a printed document ready.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Curaçao

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Curaçao must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Curaçao will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Curaçao

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Curaçao.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Curaçao with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Curaçao with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Curaçao is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Curaçao are open. Bars in Curaçao are open.