The governments of Aruba and Sint Maarten have announced plans to reopen commercial airline service between those respective islands and the United States. Commercial airline flights to the United States from Aruba are set to resume on July 10, 2020. Commercial airlines flights to the United States from Sint Maarten are set to resume July 1, 2020. United States citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents wishing to return to the United States should take advantage of these commercial options. United States citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents in Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, and Sint Eustatius should consider traveling to Aruba or Sint Maarten to take advantage of these return options as well.
The U.S. Consulate is also aware that the governments of Bonaire and Curacao have announced plans to close their borders with any country that opens its borders to the United States. U.S. citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents in Bonaire and Curacao are permitted to travel to Aruba or Sint Maarten through June 30, 2020 without restrictions. Flights to Sint Maarten from Bonaire and Curacao will most likely not be available beginning July 1, 2020. Flights to Aruba from Bonaire and Curacao may be available between July 1, 2020 and July 9, 2020, but with increased health requirements to enter Aruba. Flights to Aruba from Bonaire and Curacao will most likely not be available beginning July 10, 2020.
If you are interested in returning to the United States, please take advantage of these options. U.S. citizens should return immediately to the United States, unless you are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
Please note that the respective governments of the six islands may change these policies without notice. The U.S. Consulate maintains an updated website of the latest travel restrictions and requirements.
Due to current travel guidelines in the United States, persons who have been in China, Iran, certain European countries, or Brazil within 14 days prior to the flight will not be allowed to board this flight. For more information, please click here.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Consulate webpage on COVID-19 https://cw.usconsulate.gov/news-events/covid-19-information/ for information on conditions in the Dutch Caribbean.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
U.S. Consulate General Curaçao
J.B. Gorsiraweg #1
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Country Information Page (type in name of respective island)
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