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Curaçao launches online Embarkation and Disembarkation card (ED-card)

WILLEMSTAD – December 7, 2015 – On Monday, December 7th the Curaçao Tourist Board together with the Immigration Department of Curaçao launched the online version of the Embarkation and Disembarkation card (ED-card). Completing the form digitally has two main goals namely a fast and efficient process at the immigration line and immediate processing of the visitor’s data.

All foreign visitors arriving in Curaçao are required to have a completed ED-card for immigration clearance. At the moment travelers can obtain the ED-card on board of the flights arriving to Curaçao. This card contains personal information, such as name and birth date, port of embarkation, home address, purpose of visit, the reason for choosing Curaçao, how reservation was made, duration of visit and the chosen accommodation during stay. The Online ED-card can be completed in the comfort of your home before even embarking your flight to Curaçao. By introducing the Online ED-card the amount of time spent in the immigration line will be considerably reduced. The Online ED-card will be in sync with the Border Management System of the Immigration Department in Curaçao.

How to access the online ED-card
Go to the website of the Curaçao Tourist Board, www.curacao.com click on the tab ‘Online ED-card’.

Completing the ED-card
After booking your flight complete the form by filling out all required fields. Form must be completed 24 hours before departing to Curaçao. After completing the form submit the form by clicking on the ‘save’ button. You will receive an email back confirming your online registration. Bring a printout or show it on your mobile device. This confirmation does not guarantee admission to Curaçao. A border control officer at the port of entry will have the final determination. Upon arrival, the immigration officer will scan your passport and will be notified that your card has been processed online in the secured Border Management System.

Clearing Immigration
At arrival, present your travel documents (valid passport) to the immigration officer at the immigration counter. The immigration officer will match your passport with your completed online ED-card in the system.

Please note that the current ED-card will be still available for guests who prefer to fill out the form during their flight to Curaçao.

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