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Packing checklist for Curaçao

Packing checklist for Curaçao

If you go do an internship on Curaçao or you will come to the island to work you will also have to think about what you are going to bring in the suitcase. This can still be one be a challenge! Do you stay under the kilos or are you going to choose to pay for the excess weight? We have selected a number of items for you that you really CANNOT forget. In this blog we assume that you have one carry on hand luggage and a hold baggage suitcase.

What you take in your hand luggage when traveling to Curaçao?


Yes, you guessed it is not but your passport is crucial. You come without a valid passport Do not enter Curaçao and you can take the next flight back to NL. Very sinful so, moreover, you also need your passport to apply for your Internship permit.

ED card

This is an online immigration card that you already have completed in NL. Here you enter what your purpose of the stay is and how long you plan to stay. If you then have to go through customs at the airport on Curaçao, you can have your passport scanned electronically and they will immediately see your ED card appear. It is linked to your passport number. You can complete this online at: https://edcardcuracao.com/

Internship contract or employment contract

If it happens that the customs still have some questions about your stay, it is useful to immediately show the internship contract. For example, there can be no doubt about your reason for staying on Curaçao.

Declaration by operation of law or proof of application

To be able to legally do an internship or work on Curaçao you need a so-called Verklaring van Rechtswege. We can easily request this for you and it is standard in the All-in-1 package but you can also choose optionally with the Customized package. The advantage for Dutch people is that when you apply for this Declaration you can immediately come to do an internship or work. So you don't have to wait for the decision. If you are not of Dutch origin, you will have to follow a different procedure. Take contact with us.

Wallet incl. Important cards

It sounds of course it makes sense but to take your wallet with you is very important. It is handy to be able to spend money here. Make sure you have your bank card put on global coverage because Curaçao does not belong to Europe or the Netherlands the banks. Tip: do you have Rabobank? Then you can choose continents and then fill all continents because there is an error in their system that makes South America wrong. A case of: Been there, done that and then you will be disappointed if you want to pay.

Insurance papers

You will like it don't need it upon entering Curaçao but it is incredibly handy to you have insurance papers to hand. Just think of the possibility that your suitcase did not come with you and you want to submit a claim to your travel insurance.

Laptop, telephone and chargers

In the plane may not have much to your chargers but it is nice as you come somewhere and your battery is empty, that you can charge it immediately. Saves another search between all your clothes in your large suitcase.

Survival package

If it happens that your suitcase did not come with you on the flight, it is always handy to put a set of clothing and care products in your hand luggage. If you come to your housing ,at least you can refresh yourself and look nice!

Last but not least, your airline ticket

This speaks for itself. You can also arrange it via your phone because most airlines do have an online app where you can put your airline ticket. But you never know.

What do you take with you in your suitcase when traveling to Curaçao?

After you have packed your hand luggage, the big work starts. Namely pack the checked luggage! If you are going to do an internship on Curaçao or work on Curaçao you will stay on the island for a longer period of time. That's why it's a good thing to take a critical look at what you have to pack.

Clothes, clothes and more clothes

Well it is obvious but clothes are important to take with you. Advantage is that you only have to bring summer clothes and they take less space and are also less heavy than winter clothing. Keep that in mind You must also do an internship or work on Curaçao. Ask the company or you receive company clothing or that there are certain regulations so that you can do this immediately in your suitcase.

Care items and toiletries

Think about this to shampoo etc. You can also take small bottles with you so that you have extra kilos for clothing. Here on Curaçao you can just buy everything so you have to not to worry about it.

Towels and beach towel

In most housing you have no towels and you will have to do this yourself as well as a beach towel. You can also just use a beach towel buy here saves weight in your suitcase and here they are extra cheerful in terms of color.

Bed linen and pillow

It is possible that your accommodation does not arrange bed linen or a pillow. You can take this with you, but if you prefer not to do what we understand, you can arrange this through us. With the free registration you can immediately indicate that you wish us to arrange a new bedding and pillow.

Do you already want to pack your suitcase but do you first have to arrange a nice internship on Curaçao? Or have you not yet found that one great vacancy? Then register with us for free and we will get to work for you! Curious how we work? Then read our procedure and then you know exactly where you stand.

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