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Air Canada to resume service to Curaçao on Dec. 1

By: Cindy Sosroutomo, Travelweek.ca

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Flights from Canada to Curaçao are set to resume next month, courtesy of Air Canada.

The airline will kick off service from Toronto (YYZ) on Dec. 1, with a second flight scheduled for Dec. 19. Service from Montreal (YUL) will resume on Dec. 21.

Although Curaçao officially reopened its borders to Canadians on July 1, Air Canada’s flights will be the first coming in from Canada, which has been designated a low- and medium-risk market by the Curaçao Tourist Board, the Ministry of Public Health, the Environment & Nature, as well as the Ministry of Economic Development. As such, Canada and other markets are currently allowed entry into the island.

Anyone who has traveled to a high-risk country or been in contact with a COVID-positive person within 14 days of arrival will not be permitted entry.

Prior to arrival, all visitors must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of traveling, complete a Digital Immigration Card at dicardcuracao.com, and upload their negative results to the portal. They must also fill out and print a Passenger Locator Card (PLC); it is highly recommended that visitors carry their card at all times while on the island.

In an effort to keep the global and local community safe, Curaçao has implemented a health and safety program called ‘A Dushi Stay, the Healthy Way’. ‘Dushi’ means ‘sweet’ in Papiamentu, one of Curaçao’s four official languages along with English, Dutch, and Spanish.

The comprehensive program includes everything from personnel training to new social distancing practices and hygiene and sanitation guidelines. Run by the island’s public health office, the sophisticated monitoring system also includes personalized phone calls to all incoming visitors during their time in Curaçao.

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