US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Curaçao. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.
 (9) 4613066; US Consulate General in Curacao, PO Box 158, J.B. Gorsiraweg 1, Curacao; https://cw.usconsulate.gov/; ACSCuracao@state.gov
Local Emergency Phone
An International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is required for travelers arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. See WHO recommendations.
Tropical marine climate, ameliorated by northeast trade winds, results in mild temperatures; semiarid with average rainfall of 60 cm/year
Netherlands Antillean guilders (ANG)
127 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): A, B
Papiamento (a creole language) 79.9%, Dutch 8.8%, Spanish 5.6%, English 3.1%
Roman Catholic 72.8%, Pentecostal 6.6%, Protestant 3.2%, Adventist 3%, Jehovah's Witness2%, Evangelical 1.9%
UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Willemsted (includes historic Inner City, Queen Emma Bridge); Christoffelpark; Shete Boka Park; Landhuis Chobolobo; Hato Caves; Klein Curacao
Soccer, baseball, sailing
Always greet people upon arrival.
Restaurants bills usually add a 8-15% service charge. Tip porters at the airport and bellhops at the hotel $1 (USD) per bag. Taxi drivers are usually tipped with 20% of the fare.
Woven baskets or straw hats, batik fabric, seashell and beaded jewelry, liquor, imported items from the Netherlands
Keshi Yena — cheese typically stuffed with chicken, vegetables, seasonings, and raisins
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022