Curaçao - Entry Requirements

Tourist entry is generally only for 30 days, but a maximum of 90 days may be given. Extensions are available at immigration. Dutch passport holders may stay for up to 180 days, but must get an extension first from immigration. Tourists who apply for an extension beyond the 30 days must have travel insurance (medical & liability) for the duration of their extended stay.

Entry Requirements - Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Curaçao, a return or outward ticket on arrival, sufficient funds for accommodations and food and the necessary documents for returning to the country of origin, or further travel elsewhere.
For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Visas for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

As of 10 October 2010 it is possible to visit more than one Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands using a single visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean for a visit as a tourist or for a short stay in the countries Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten and for the Dutch Caribbean islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

If you need a visa for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean and how to apply: www.government.nl

Nationalities not required to obtain a visa & the visa waiver programme

For the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten) and the Caribbean Netherlands (the Dutch public bodies Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba)

NB: Russian nationals living in the Baltic States who hold alien’s passports issued by Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania do not require a visa for Curaçao, but do require one for Aruba.

Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Peru (visa required for Curaçao only)
Colombia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Grenada
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana (Guyanese nationals do require a visa for St Maarten)
Honduras
Hong Kong (holders of a British National (Overseas) passport or a Special Administrative Region passport)
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica (only for Curaçao – Jamaican nationals do require a visa for Aruba, St Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands)
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao (holders of a Special Administrative Region passport)
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Nicaragua
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru (visa required for Curaçao and St. Maarten only)
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
St Christopher and Nevis (St Kitts)
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela

Visa waiver programme for certain categories of nationals

Below follows a summary of visa exemptions applicable to certain groups of nationals of third countries that usually require visas.

  • Holders of a valid multiple-entry short-stay visa for the Schengen Area
    All holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the Schengen Area are exempt from the visa requirement for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.
  • Holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the US and/or Canada Nationals of the following countries are exempt from the visa requirement for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom on condition that they hold a valid multiple-entry visa for the United States of America and/or Canada.
NationalityArubaCuraçaoSt. MaartenCaribbean NL
Bolivia
China
Colombiano visa requiredno visa required
Cubavisa required
Dominicaanse Rep.
Guyanano visa requiredno visa requiredno visa required
Haïti
India
Jamaicano visa required
Peruno visa requiredno visa required

= waiver applies if condition described is met

  • Holders of a valid residence permit for the Schengen Area, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Aliens who have an authorisation to stay/residence permit for one or more of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom valid for more than six months.
  • A person who requires a visa who holds a certificate of right of return for the Netherlands in the Caribbean. 1*
  • Holders of a laissez-passer issued by the United Nations and/or one of its specialist organisations.
  • Passengers of cruise ships which moor at the island/in the country in question for a maximum of 48 hours (NB in Aruba, 24 hours).
  • Crew of civil aircraft who are on the ground for a maximum of 48 consecutive hours.
  • Crew of civil ships who are on land for a maximum of 48 hours, in accordance with the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (London, 9 April 1965).
  • Holders of a visa for Saint Martin do not require a visa for St Maarten, but do require one for the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.
  • Holders of a valid residence permit for Saint Martin do not require a visa for St Maarten, but do require one for the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.

1*A certificate of right of return (terugkeerbewijs) is a document which enables an alien who has applied for authorisation for temporary stay to temporarily travel abroad from and return to Aruba, Curaçao and/or Saint Martin.

More information can be found at: www.government.nl

Important: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of this information, WorldWide TravelGuide b.v. cannot be held liable for any possible changes, errors or omissions.

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