The Caribbean Island of Statia Just Removed All Testing Rules 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Statia has officially discontinued its entry travel rules, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means the island no longer requires pre-testing for travelers, effective May 11.  Statia, which is a short ferry or plane ride from […]


Curacao Nears Pre-Pandemic Tourism Levels 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao is continuing its broad tourism recovery.  The island welcomed 111,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2022 – representing around 88 percent of tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019.  That was buoyed by […]


Bonaire Just Lifted All of Its Testing Requirements

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has lifted all of its testing requirements, Caribbean Journal has learned. That means no pre-testing is required of travelers, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers will just have to fill in a […]


JetAir Launches New Curacao-Suriname Flights 

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Regional carrier Jetair Caribbean has launched its newest route in the region.  The Curacao-based carrier has added its sixth destination, kicking off new service between Curacao and Paramaribo, Suriname.  Jetair is operating the route once each week, with service on […]

There’s a New All-Inclusive In Curacao 

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The highly anticipated new Zoëtry Curacao Resort and Spa has quietly made its debut as the island’s newest all-inclusive.  The luxury AMR Collection property has 72 suites, each of which has either garden, “tropical” or pool views, set at the […]

Caribbean Airlines Relaunches Suriname, Curacao Flights

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Caribbean Airlines has relaunched a pair of intra-regional routes.  That includes the restart of flights between Port of Spain, Trinidad and Paramaribo, Suriname, which operate on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays.  It also includes relaunched service between Trinidad and Curacao Interantional […]


Aruba Just Lifted All Testing Requirements for Travelers 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has lifted all of its pandemic-related entry requirements for travelers, Caribbean Journal has learned.  That means travelers no longer have to present a negative test or proof of vaccination in order to enter the […]

Caribbean Airlines Relaunching Curacao Flights


Caribbean Airlines is relaunching its service between Trinidad and Curacao.  The carrier will resume its flights between Piarco Interntional Airport and Curacao International Airport on April 5. Service will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the schedule timed to “facilitate […]

Travelers No Longer Need a Test to Visit Curaçao

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao has become the first destination in the Caribbean to completely waive testing requirements for visitors.  The island’s new rules, which took effect March 10, mean no Covid testing at all is required before traveling […]


CJI Conversation: Best Western CEO Larry Cuculic on the Caribbean Market

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By Guy Britton Larry Cuculic took over as the newest chief executive officer of Best Western Hotels and Resorts towards the end of 2021, overseeing a company that is in the midst of a broad expansion push in the Caribbean […]

Air Belgium Returns to Curaçao

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In a boost for the broader Dutch Caribbean, Air Belgium has officially returned to the island of Curaçao.  The carrier is now flying twice per week between Brussels and Curaçao International Airport, with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The flight […]

Best Western Opens New Hotels in Aruba, Curacao

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Best Western is in the midst of a major expansion in the Caribbean, and now it’s added two more hotels in the region.   The company has debuted a pair of Best Western Signature Collection hotels in Aruba and Curacao, […]


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