SCHIPHOL - On the website 'holiday page blog' containing travel news for Dutch people, the ABC islands are mentioned as alternative holiday destinations now that many Dutch people have to cancel their booked holidays to, for example, the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Mallorca and the Canary Islands.
The travel advice for all of Spain became 'code orange' since yesterday Sunday July 18, 2021. "Both the travel industry and thousands of holidaymakers are affected by this," the blog reads. About the ABC islands it is written:
“If you're lucky, you can still find a place on the planes to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. These three Caribbean islands offer tropical weather, beautiful beaches, and a great atmosphere. The disadvantage is that you have to fly a bit further and that the prices for holidays to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao increase considerably. Bonaire and Curaçao are the most popular islands among Dutch tourists.”
Since Friday, the Curaçao government has introduced some stricter measures regarding testing for travel to Curaçao.
Both a pre-PCR test is required and an antigen test on the third day after arrival on the island.