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A tropical island located north of the equator, Curacao is known for its crystal-clear waters and gorgeous beaches.
Willemstad, the capital city, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique architecture and historic buildings. With plenty of ocean attractions and land adventures, plus a vibrant nightlife, Curacao is a perfect island getaway.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Curacao. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Curacao: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and Zika are two mosquito-borne infections found in Curacao. Repellent and netting is key to avoid the viruses. Women should take extra precautions as Zika can cause birth defects in children.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
There is no visa required to visit Curacao for U.S. citizens for tourists staying up to six months in the country. A valid passport and completed embarkation card are required for entry.
Travelers may need proof of onward travel within six months of arrival to enter Curacao.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Curacao is a tropical island, located close to the equator. Its weather is usually warm, dry, and sunny year-round, with little seasonal change.
Curacao’s average temperature is in the 80’s. The warmest month of the year is generally September, where temperatures can reach 100 degrees. Even in January, the coldest month, it may reach 90 degrees.
The rainy season lasts from October to February. But, rains are still rare with annual totals under 20 inches. Brief nighttime rainfall is common and usually clears by morning.
Curacao is safer travelers, but petty crime is common. Beware of leaving valuables unattended, even in locked cars or in hotel rooms. Petty theft is common on some beaches and in beach parking lots. Be careful with your belongings and keep an eye on your surroundings.
Some violent crime does occur on Curacao, though it is uncommon. Gangs and drug trafficking are present on the island, and visitors should avoid isolated areas.
While beaches are a big attraction in Curacao, the islands coral reefs are a must-see. By snorkeling or scuba diving, you can experience the underwater world of these reefs and tropical fish.
Curacao has over 40 dive areas, each with its own unique attractions. Certified dive operators that can help you arrange your dive.
For those who would prefer to enjoy the sea life from dry ground, the Sea Aquarium in Curacao offers an excellent alternative. All the animals live in a special lagoons that mimics their natural environments. It even allows the animals to be in contact with the ocean by pumping in fresh seawater.
Before your trip, make sure you have everything you’ll need in Curacao.
Before traveling to Curacao, you can register online with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program in order to notify the embassy of your arrival and to stay informed about the country and any relevant news.
U.S. Consulate General Curaçao
J.B. Gorsiraweg 1,
Telephone: +(599)(9) 461-3066
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(599)(9) 510-6870
Fax: +(599)(9) 461-6489
Visit the Embassy to Curacao website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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