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Tips to enjoy Paradise

Tips to enjoy Curacao

Traveling to Curacao will be very exciting by keeping in mind the following tips.
    Passport and Visa Information
  • U.S and Canadian citizens holding a valid passport may visit Curacao for a period for up to three months.
  • Citizens of the following countries should present a tourist visa: Armenia, Azerbeidzjan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodja, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Estland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinee-Bissau, Haiti, Ivoorkust, Joegoslavia, Kazakstan, Kenia, Kirgizia, Kroatia, Letland, Libia, Litouwen, Macedonia, Mali, Moldavia, Nigeria, North-Korea, Oekraine, Oezbekistan, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Tadzjikistan, Toerkmenistan and Vietnam.
  • For a longer stay less than 30 days, a certificate of admission for a temporary stay will be issued upon arrival.
  • Citizens of other countries should check with a travel agent for the appropriate documents necessary to visit.
  • A visa should be applied for at least one month in advance at any representation of the Netherlands.
  • Travellers are required to have a return ticket to a destination outside the Netherlands Antilles, and all the documentation required for that journey.
    Departure Tax:
  • Departure tax is $22.00 USD or $10.00 USD per person for inter-island flights.
  • Electricity is 110-130 volts/50 cycles, not the same as the US standard; however, most electronic devices from the US will function well. Get special considerations with hairdryers that may overheat. There are adapter plugs available on the island.
  • American dollars are accepted almost everywhere, as well as travel checks and credit cards. The official currency is the Netherlands Antillean florin (NAf) also called a guilder.
  • Get lucky on Curacao with twelve casinos that open for the public 7 days a week. Have fun playing poker, black Jack, roulette tables and the slot machines. Enjoy a theme night with live music and fantastic drinks.
  • Official or Native Language(s): Dutch, English and Papiamento are the official languages of Curacao.
  • Currency: U.S. dollars and Netherlands Antillean guilder in cash or credit card.
  • Population: 142,180
  • Country dialing code: +599
  • Time Zone: GMT - 4

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