Curacao Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by non-residents older than 18 years (residents may import half the duty free quantities). If more is imported the whole quantity is dutiable:
1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (of 3 grams each); or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
2. 1 liter of distilled beverages or 2.25 liters of wine or 3 liters beer;
3. perfume: no restrictions;
4. (gift) articles for personal use: up to a value of ANG 400.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

An import permit is required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Export regulations:

Free export of any quantity of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.


Cats, dogs and ferrets require:
- passport for companion animals mentioned in the regulation (EU) no 576/2013. This has to be completed and signed by an official veterinarian designated by the competent authority of the country of departure not more than 2 weeks prior to arrival; and
- a veterinarian health certificate issued not more than 2 weeks prior to arrival, stating that the pet is free from ectoparasites and endoparasites and has been treated with a registered medicine;
- Rabies vaccination if the animal is older than 12 weeks, with an inactivated vaccine at least 21 days, but no longer than 12 months to 36 months (as registered by the manufactuer) prior to departure;
- an ISO-microchip (the microchip number must be mentioned in the passport). This has to be applied before or at the same time as the rabies vaccination.

- pets younger than 15 weeks;
- pit-bull terrier type dogs.

Birds require an international veterinary certificate, issued within 2 weeks prior to arrival, stating that:
- the country of origin of the birds is free of notifiable Avian Influenza (HPAI, LPAI) and Newcastle Disease;
- the birds have been inspected by the official veterinarian within 24 hours before shipment;
- the birds have been under official veterinary supervision 3 weeks before shipment;
- the Psittaciformes (parrots) originate from a facility that has been free of psittacosis for the past 12 months;
- the birds have been identified individually by a ring or chip;
- the birds have been transported in new unused containers.

If birds or poultry are imported, the Veterinary Services of Curacao has to be warned by the freight forwarders and/or customs.
For further information contact the Veterinary Services. Email: [email protected]

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Curacao International Airport (Hato) if it is labeled accordingly.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding ANG 20,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency: (Antillian Guilder-ANG) and foreign currencies: amounts exceeding ANG 20,000.- or its equivalent must be declared.

Airport Tax

Passenger accommodation fee is levied on passengers upon embarkation in Curacao to:
- international destinations: USD 42.-;
- Aruba or St. Martin: USD 30.-;
- Bonaire: USD 15.-.
Place of payment: Curacao International Airport (CUR), or at time of ticket issuance.
Children under 2 years of age (not occupying a seat);
2. holders of diplomatic passports.
3. Transfer passengers, who are subject to a tax of USD 10.-.

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