WILLEMSTAD – The United States discourages Americans from visiting Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curaçao. The countries have received a so-called “level three” warning in a list published yesterday. This means that all non-essential trips are not recommended. According to the U.S., the risk of infection in the three countries is high.
Americans have been admitted to Aruba since last month. Sint Maarten opened its borders to Americans five days ago. However, Curaçao still does not allow Americans. Saba, Bonaire, and St. Eustatius are safe according to the US. But those islands do not allow Americans either.
There are major differences between Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. Aruba has 146 active local infections since Thursday, Sint Maarten 74, while Curaçao is “corona free” according to the government. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, 31 infections have been detected on the island. One of them, a tourist from the Netherlands, died.