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Curaçao: arrival and transport

Curaçao: arrival and transport

How to get to Curacao

From Hato Airport on Curacao there are daily direct connections to Amsterdam, Miami, Sint Maarten, to various Caribbean islands, to various cities in Venezuela and to Bogotá in Colombia. The KLM airline flies daily from Amsterdam to Curaçao. "Martinair", which belongs to KLM, and ArkeFly also offer flights from Amsterdam to Curaçao several times a week.

Hato International Airport is located around 12 km north of Willemstad. There is a bus and taxi stand there. The buses run to Willemstad city center from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. - they take about 45 minutes for the route. There are duty-free shops, other shops, a restaurant, a bank, a post office and a rental car counter at the airport. The traveler will also find a tourist information office here.

Travel on the island


Cruises around Curaçao are operated by the following providers:

  • Bounty

  • Insulinde

  • Mermaid and Miss Ann


The buses on Curacao connect almost all places with each other. There are two types of buses. The yellow or blue buses called convoy and the minibuses with the number plate "BUS". In addition, numerous hotels have their own minibus services to and from Willemstad. The convoys travel the longer routes. Larger bus stations are located at the post office and at Waaigat in the Punda district of Wilhelmstad, and next to the viaduct in Otrobanda.


Taxis can be recognized by the "TX" on their license plate and the word "Taxi" on the roof. To avoid arguments, the price should be agreed before the journey, although almost all taxis are equipped with a taximeter. Taxis can be found at the airport or in front of the larger hotels. In Willemstad there are also inexpensive tuk-tuks - motorized rickshaws.

The Dutch Antilles Express airline connects Curaçao with Aruba and Bonaire - each with a flight time of around 30 minutes.


cars Rental cars can already be obtained at the airport, in hotels or in Willemstad. Motorcycles, mopeds, scooters and bicycles can also be rented. An "International Driver's License" is required. The maximum speed is 45 km/h within the localities and between 60 and 80 km/h outside.

Speed limits

  • within built-up areas: 45 km/h
  • outside built-up areas: 60-80 km/h

Caribbean guilder

The "Caribbean guilder" has been the official currency on Curaçao and Sint Maarten since January 1st, 2012 and replaces the old currency of the "Antilles guilder" with a ratio of 1: 1.

The following banknotes are in circulation:

10 guilders

20 guilders

50 guilders

100 guilders

200 guilders

The following coins are available:

1 guilder

5 guilder

1 cent

5 cents

10 cents

25 cents

50 cents

The Caribbean guilder has a fixed exchange rate to the US dollar of:

1 USD = 1.79 CMG

Curacao: Embassies and Consulates

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Curacao embassies and consulates

Representations of Curacao in Germany

Although Curacao is an independent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the island state is represented in Germany by the Dutch embassy in Berlin. The embassy building is located on the Spree near the Fischerinsel in Berlin-Mitte. It was officially opened on March 2, 2004.

The designs for the building come from the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, born in Rotterdam in 1944, and his office OMA/AMO. In the middle of the picture you can see part of the Berlin TV tower on Alexanderplatz.

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Klosterstrasse 50

10179 Berlin

Tel.: 0049 - (0) 30 - 20 95 60

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 20 95 64 41

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Curacao in Austria

Although Curacao is an independent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the island state is represented in Austria by the Dutch embassy in Vienna.

Royal Dutch Embassy Vienna

Opernring 5, 7th floor

A-1010 Vienna

Tel.: 0043 - 1 - 58939

Fax: 0043 - 1 - 58939 265

Representations of Curacao in Switzerland

Although Curacao is an independent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the island state is represented in Switzerland by the Dutch embassy in Bern.

Royal Dutch Embassy

Kollerweg 11

3006 Bern

Tel.: 0041 - (0) 31 - 350 87

Fax: 0041 - (0) 31 - 350 87 10

Email [email protected]

Curacao: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

German, Swiss and Austrian citizens need a passport to enter Curacao, which must be valid for at least six months after the date of entry. No visa is required for tourists for a period of up to 90 days, but an onward or return flight ticket is required.

Vaccination regulations

All persons who are older than six months and who arrive six days after a stay in a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO are required to be vaccinated against a yellow fever disease.

Travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers who do not leave the airport on Curaçao are exempt from this vaccination requirement.

Curacao: Infectious Diseases and Vaccinations

Infectious diseases

The following infectious diseases can be expected on Curacao:

Malaria, there is a no -risk malaria

AIDS, for persons who come or with blood or with non-sterilized syringes in contact exert unprotected sex, the risk of HIV infection

schistosomiasis, it is nationally expected in freshwater with an infection

dengue Febrile

illness Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria

hepatitis A and B, but infection with hepatitis B is only to be expected in people who have Blood or those seeking sexual contact

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Curacao, the following vaccinations recommended:

Cholera, but only for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist,

hepatitis A and B also exist in the home country, but a vaccination against hepatitis B is only required for the people that may come into contact with blood or those who sexual Kotakte looking

polio, polio, vaccination against polio should basically always consist in the home country

tetanus, vaccination against tetanus should basically always consist in the home country

typhoid, but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than six months and arriving six days after a stay in a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.

Travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers who do not leave the airport on Curaçao are exempt from this vaccination requirement.

Yellow fever vaccination of children

A vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.

Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!


There are three hospitals on Curacao, of which the modernly equipped St. Elisabeth Hospital in Willemstad is the largest.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Breedestraat 193


Tel.: +599 - (0) 9 - 462 51 00






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