Why carry an IDP while driving in Curacao?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Curacao highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Curacao
Come to Curaçao for an amazing diving experience! Visit the colorful buildings as well. Use your own car to complete your memorable experience. Be sure to check these reminders before hopping in a car. Curaçao is considered a tropical country so there is no winter here.
Avoid travelling during the rainy season from June to October. Roads may be slippery and visibility may be affected too. Plan your trip accordingly to enjoy every second of your vacation.
- We drive on the right hand side. There are currently a lot of right hand drive vehicles on the island. These are not allowed to use for car rentals in Curacao.
- Seat belts are mandatory for all vehicle passengers.
- Max speed limit in urban areas is 60 Km/h which is a bit more than 37Mph. Speed limits outside of urban areas are 70 Km/h (43Mph) unless signs indicate otherwise.
- On T-junctions the road that ends needs to give way to traffic coming from left and right.
- Drivers must be at the age of 18 to drive and at the age of 21 for rental cars.
- Drivers must always carry a valid and or internationally approved, driver’s license.
- You must always have valid registration and inspection papers with you when driving.
- Mobile phones are not allowed in traffic.
- For road assistance after accidents call 199. For other emergencies call 911.
- Children under the age of 5 are not allowed to travel in front. They should always be secured with an appropriate seating system on the backseats of the car.
- Children under the age of 12 must always be seated in the back.
Driving in Curacao during Winter:
Curaçao is considered a tropical country so there is no winter here. Avoid travelling during the rainy season from June to October. Roads may be slippery and visibility may be affected too. Plan your trip accordingly to enjoy every second of your vacation.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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