Curaçao

Moving to Curaçao

Curaçao is a very popular country to move to among the Dutch. The main reason is the warm climate of this (is)land. In addition, Dutch is also spoken in Curaçao. Finally, the atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed due to the ‘chille’ attitude of the Curaçaoans.

Corona situation in Curaçao?

Are you planning to move to Curaçao? We are ready to inform you about the international moving of your belongings.

Capital Willemstad
Population 158.665
Valuta Antillian Gulden
Official languages
Dutch, Papiamento en English

Do I need a visa?
A visa is required for everyone to travel to and emigrate to Curaçao, unless you were born in Curaçao. You can find information about this on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our Eurohome Relocation Specialists can also help you arrange a visa.

What do I take with me?
To help you prepare for your trip, we have listed a few tips for you. Make sure that you do not allow documents, keys, medicines, jewellery and other important items to be shipped by sea and/or air.

Clothing Curaçao has a wonderful tropical climate. The average temperature is around 30 degrees, a lovely Caribbean breeze and low rainfall. There is a chance of hurricanes between June and November. Take especially light clothing with you.
Medicines Check if your medication is available in Curacao and what the maximum amount you can take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate for taking medication with you when travelling.
Documents Take important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. with you in your hand luggage – also make copies.
Personal belongings
Think of your favourite care products, things that remind you of home and other things that shouldn’t be missing on a trip.
Tip: bring a set of extra clothing in your hand luggage in case your checked-in luggage is delayed or lost.

 

When I arrive

Housing
When finding a house in Curaçao you can consult real estate agents and various websites. The offer varies from a villa, a detached house, to apartments, studios. There are also many student houses available. Many students from the Netherlands come to Curaçao to do an internship. Our Eurohome specialists can help you find a suitable home for you (and your family).

Social community
The people of Curaçao are very friendly, warm people and welcome international with open arms. The culture has many similarities with the South American Latino culture; warm, welcoming people with a certain temperament. It is very easy to make contact in Curaçao. Many Dutch people live there, which makes it easy to make contact.

Getting around
Public transport in Curacao is possible by bus. There is also a lot of use of taxis and scooters. The purchase of a car is certainly recommended to travel around the island easily.

Safety
There is crime in Curaçao. Pay special attention to public places, such as the beach. Always ask someone to watch out for your belongings if you are alone and want to take a dive in the Caribbean Sea.

If you have any questions about moving to Curaçao, please feel free to contact us.

 

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