Shots are not needed for traveling to Curaçao. Of course the
warm climate and local food might cause some discomfort.
But since all types of groceries you are used to from home are readily
available, this is
usually easy to prevent.
There are many international physicians on the island, often trained
in Europe or the United States. Doctors require cash payments for each
visit, but the rates are likely to be a lot lower than what you are used to.
Most travel insurance policies and most medical insurance policies
cover these costs once you're back home.
Scattered all over the island are so-called Botikas. These are part
apothecary, part drugstore. For every region of the island there is always
at least one Botika open after-hours.
Otrabanda's St. Elisabeth Hospital is equipped with all modern facilities
en first class physicians. In case of diving incidents, the hospital
has a decompression room.
In the villa you will find a telephone list with, among others, our home
physician, dentist and Botika. And of course, our
caretakers are always ready to assist you
in case of emergency.