As some countries go back into lockdown, others begin to open back up to tourism. Starting the first week of November, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is reopening its borders to residents from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
While the island is hoping to open up to all US tourists soon enough, they wanted to start with a few states to see how everything progresses. Besides tourists having to show the normal proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken 72 hours before traveling) they will also have to show a state-issued ID to prove they live in one of the three approved states.
Getting to Curaçao will soon be a breeze. Starting November 7th, nonstop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport will resume on United Airlines. And starting in December, JetBlue will fly there twice a week from JFK International.
In order to keep things safe, the island has put in place new health and safety measures which includes the introduction of an app called "Dushi Stay". The app updates visitors with entry requirements and island-wide protocols, as well as informs them which restaurants, attractions, and beaches are open. That way you can still enjoy Curaçao's international cuisine scene and white sand beaches.
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