Health Alert Evacuation Information for Dutch Caribbean

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The governments of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten have all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their respective countries.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba.

All jurisdictions in the Dutch Caribbean have imposed significant restrictions on movement and travel.

If you are a U.S. citizen attempting to return the United States from the Dutch Caribbean and have been unable to secure a commercial flight, please click here and complete the information request form.  A request form must be completed for each person wishing to return to the United States.  This information will be used only to measure interest and feasibility in determining alternative options, such as charter flights, to return.  You should also continue to seek any other alternative to return to the United States in the meantime (through Amsterdam, for example, if possible) as charter flights are neither confirmed nor definite.  We thank you for your patience as we process this information and look for options to assist your return to the United States.

Please consider the following information:

1.You should be aware that if an opportunity to return presents itself, it could be through either commercial means or a chartered flight. If a commercial flight, you should be prepared to pay immediately. You should also be aware that commercial airlines can cancel or change flight schedules at any time, and that this option may be more expensive than a normal flight, but we do not have a specific cost estimate.

2. Although private medical evacuation companies are still operating and repatriating critically ill U.S. citizen patients, this is an expensive option, and should only be used or considered as a last resort.

3. Once a repatriation flight(s) from the Dutch Caribbean to the United States of America is confirmed, we will communicate that to you with instructions on how to book the travel and provide payment.

4. You will be responsible for onward travel from the arrival location in the United States.

5. We are committed to facilitating the return of all U.S. citizens who wish to return.  Depending on your personal/financial situation and support network, sheltering in place may be an option; however, you should be prepared to do so for an indefinite amount of time.

6. If you have not already, please enroll in STEP to receive updates from the United States Consulate General in Curacao.

 

Actions to Take:

Assistance:
U.S. Consulate General Curaçao
J.B. Gorsiraweg #1
+599-9-461-3066
ACSCuracao@state.gov
https://cw.usconsulate.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Country Information Page (type in name of respective island)
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