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Curaçao to Welcome American Tourists — But Only If They’re From These 4 States
The colorful island of Curaçao is reopening its borders to Americans, but only if you’re traveling from one of four states.
Visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida will be allowed on the island.
To enter, tourists will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from within 72 hours before traveling. Travelers will be required to fill out an online immigration card and a Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours of their departure.
Upon arrival, travelers will have to show a state-issued ID to prove they live in one of the approved tri-states.
“After consulting with the scientific community and an esteemed panel of doctors both in The Netherlands and on the island, we made the decision to slowly reopen Curaçao’s tourism industry to the US,” said Paul Pennicook, the CEO of the Curaçao Tourist Board in a statement. “A multitude of factors were taken into account, including current cases, airlift, and impact on the local economy, among others.”
While on the island, people are asked to wear face masks if they cannot be at least 6 feet apart and to make reservations for restaurants, bars, and beach clubs in advance.
The island has also introduced a “Dushi Stay” app, which helps visitors keep track of everything from entry requirements to island-wide protocols and even which restaurants, attractions, and beaches are open.
It’s important to note that New Yorkers who return from a trip will have to quarantine at home for two weeks as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.