Passport and Visa
Nordic citizens do not need a visa if you stay in Curaçao for less than 30 days. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return trip from Curaçao. The passport must not be cracked or broken.
Vaccinations and health
Make sure you have good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to healthcare in Curaçao. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance when you travel to Curaçao. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the medicines in your hand luggage.
Weather and clothes
Excellent all year round with daytime temperatures around 28-31 degrees. Curaçao is located outside the hurricane belt.
Curacao: Antilles Gold / Florins or USD.
Transport and communications
In Curaçao, taxis or local buses are available, taxis usually have fixed prices, not taximeters.
Crime is low in Curaçao, ordinary care must be taken.
Food & beverage The
water can be drunk from the tap on Curaçao.
In Curaçao, the local food is called “krioyo” and pronounced “criollo” is Spanish for creole, a mixture of the Caribbean and Latin American.
Kabritu, the most famous local dish is kabritu, a rich stew with goat or lamb, which is marinated with lime juice, in the stew you have onions, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and peppers.
Cactus soup, try the popular cactus soup kadushi, is available in many restaurants.
Stewed lizard, for the more adventurous, yuana is the perfect dish. It is stewed lizard (iguana) and is considered a delicacy.
In Curaçao, Belgian embroidery, wine with chili and Dutch cheeses, are part of what you can buy. But the most famous is the liqueur, which is almost mandatory to buy at home, and if you are interested in crafts, it may be worth a visit to Arawak Clay.
General and mixed
Time difference: Winter, Swedish time minus 5 hours, summer, Swedish time minus 6 hours.
Tips: Giving tips is expected by most people who work with service, about 10-15% if it is not included.
Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento.
EL: 110-230V. Different contacts. Adapter needed.