Published On: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens in Curacao: Temporary Closure of U.S. Consulate due to weather

U.S. Consulate CuracaoWILLEMSTAD - TEMPORARY CLOSURE - The United States Consulate General in Curacao will be closed Thursday, September 29th at 12:00 and remain closed Friday, September 30, 2016 due to incoming Tropical Storm Matthew. Non-emergency and emergency staff, with the exception of security, will not report to the Consulate. Emergency United States Citizens Services are available, but will limited due to weather conditions. Heavy rain, wind, flooding, and power outages are expected.

No routine services will be offered during this period. U.S. citizens requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the +599(9)-510-6870.
U.S. citizens seeking to travel to or from Curacao are encouraged to monitor the status of flights directly with the airline and the status of airport operations by visiting the website of Curacao Airport. U.S. citizens traveling with American Airlines and InselAir can use the following phone numbers for customer service (if calling locally in Curacao).
American Airlines 5999-8695707
InselAir 5999-7370444
For further information about security:
· See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Curacao Country Specific Information.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Contact the U.S. Consulate General Curacao, located at J.B. Gorsiraweg 1, at + 599(9) 461-3066 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +599(9) 510-6870
· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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