Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.
Note on the passport
E-Gates: Tourists over the age of 18 and holders of an EU, Canadian or US e-passport may use the e-gates at the airport for immigration if they complete the online form at least 24 hours prior to travel have filled in.
Note on the endorsement in the passport
Curaçao was part of the former Netherlands Antilles, which was dissolved on October 10, 2010. It is now, like Aruba, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist stays, among others: (a) EU countries and Switzerland for stays of up to 30 days per entry and up to 90 days total stay for visits to multiple Caribbean islands in the Netherlands in a period of 180 days (exception: Dutch people max. 180 consecutive days in a period of 365 days). (b)  Turkish citizens with a Schengen visa allowing multiple entries, or with a valid residence permit or with a temporary residence permit for a Schengen country for stays of up to 30 days per entry and up to 90 days total stay in any 180-day period. Attention: At least 24 hours before departure, the Embarkation-Disembarkation Card must be filled out online by all travelers who stay in Curacao for a maximum of 90 days.
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Short-term visa / Caribbean visa (for a stay of max. 30 days, multiple entries): 80 €.
Visa types and costs
There is a common visa for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean (islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten as well as Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba): – Visa for a stay of max. 90 days. (Example of maximum stay: 30 days in Aruba, 21 days in Curaçao, 21 days in Bonaire and 18 days in Sint Maarten.)- Visa for stays longer than 90 days.
The short-term visa is valid for 6 months and allows multiple entries. The maximum length of stay is 30 days per entry. The maximum total length of stay for island hopping is 90 days.
Travelers who otherwise require a visa (including passengers on cruise ships and civilian ships) who are traveling on within 48 hours and have valid documents for onward travel do not require a transit visa. Personally at the consular section of the responsible embassy in the Netherlands. It is advisable to telephone the embassy in good time.
(a) A completed application form. (b) A recent color passport photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (c) Proof of a booked flight and return ticket. (d) Proof of accommodation. (e) Passport that is still valid for the third months beyond the validity of the visa and contains at least two blank pages, plus a copy of the relevant pages. Passport must have been issued within the last 10 years. (f) Statement from a guarantor that the visit is a family visit or that the applicant has received an invitation from a resident or organization. (g) Proof of sufficient funds (approx. 150-200 US$ per day) in order to be able to finance the stay and, if necessary, the return journey.(h) Proof of a residence permit for a Schengen country.(i) International health insurance with coverage of at least US$15,000.(j) Birth certificates for applicants who are minors and the passports of both parents. Unaccompanied minors: Notarized travel authorization from the parents/guardians not traveling with you. (k) Statement of purpose of travel. Notarized travel authorization from the parents/guardians not traveling with you. (k) Statement of purpose of travel. Notarized travel authorization from the parents/guardians not traveling with you. (k) Statement of purpose of travel.
Short-term visa: Usually 15 calendar days. The application should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the planned departure.
Proof of sufficient funds
As a recommendation, foreigners should have sufficient funds for Recommendation: Approx. US$ 150 per day for hotel guests and approx. US$ 100 per day for foreign guests staying privately.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Passport valid for at least 6 months after departure. (b) Return and Onward Ticket. (c) valid documents for onward travel (e.g. visas for third countries). (d) Possibly unlimited residence permit for a Schengen country. (e) Proof of Accommodation. (f) International medical insurance covering at least US$15,000. (g) completed Online Embarcation Card (edcardcuracao.com/).
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors must either be accompanied by an adult or be met upon arrival by an adult resident of Curaçao. Minors traveling alone require a travel permit from the parents who are not traveling with them. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).
Entry with pets
A health certificate is required for all pets (dogs, cats and birds), confirming that the animal is healthy and issued a maximum of 14 days prior to arrival. Cats and dogs must have an implanted microchip. Cats and dogs also need a rabies vaccination certificate that shows the animal’s microchip number. Vaccination should have been given at least 30 days prior to arrival. Dogs must also have been vaccinated against canine distemper.