Travel Advice for Curaçao
Curaçao
Capital: Willemstad

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 599
IDD: Direct dialling to Europe
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Police - 114, Ambulance - 112, All services - 444444.
Tourist
Information
Curaçao Tourism Development Bureau, Pietermaai 19, P.O.Box 3266, Willemstad, Curaçao, NA Tel: (9) 616 000 Fax: (9) 612 305.
Passport
Information
Passports required by all except: Nationals of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands holding a national identity card. Nationals of the USA holding voters registration card or birth certificate and alien residents of the USA with an alien registration card. Nationals of Canada with birth certificate or proof of citizenship. Nationals of San Marino with a valid ID card or a passport not expired for more than 5 years. Nationals and Alien residents of Venezuela and travellers in Venezuela, visiting the Netherlands Antilles holding a national identity card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Nationals of Australia, Canada the USA and Japan are allowed to stay for 14 days without a visa. Nationals of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK are allowed to stay for 90 days without a visa provided they have onward or return tickets. NOTE: Contact the embassy for an up to date complete list of visa regulations, which are complex and may change at short notice.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 6 months of age arriving from infected areas.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin (NAG) = 100 cents.
At official tourist shops purchases can only be made in US Dollars.
Credit cards are accepted in large establishments. US dollar travellers cheques are the most welcomed.
ATM availability: 10 locations.
Cost of
Living
The most expensive of the Netherlands Antilles.
Languages Dutch. English, Spanish Papiamento are also used.
Weather Hot all year round with cooling winds. Raining season Oct - Dec.
Electricity 1110/220 volts AC 50 Hz.
Post 4 - 6 days.
Transport TRANSPORT ROAD: An IDP is required.
BUS: A good bus service operates throughout the island and many hotels operate their own mini-buses to the capital.
TAXI and CAR HIRE: Plentiful.
Special
Information
Swim wear for beach/pool-side only.