New measures and recommendations announced

ORANJESTAD – Due to the current surge in positivize Covid19 cases, the Government issued new measures and recommendations.

New measures valid for businesses starting December 30 and valid until January 3 2021.

New measures for businessesClosing time:

  • 10 PM for every establishment, excluding hotels;

Musical entertainment:

  • Live music or DJ is not allowed at any party;
  • Restaurants are allowed to have music entertainment according to the agreed protocols and during opening hours and until 10:00 pm. Dancing is not allowed.
  • Each musician, restaurant and compliance officer at each establishment is responsible for the enforcement of the protocols.
  • Music outside of restaurants is not allowed


  • Companies can close their year with the traditional pagara on December 31 2020, but this must be over by 3:00 pm.

Curfew starting December 30, 2020 until January 3, 2021.

Curfew starts from 11.00 pm until 5.00 am with the exception of the December 31 2020 transition to January 1 2021 on which the curfew starts at 2:00 am on January 1 2021. Establishments’ closing time remains at 10:00 pm on December 31 2020.

Reminder of requirements:

  • Store owners are responsible for what happens inside and outside of their business
  • Restaurants: For indoor dining the maximum allowed guests per table is 8 while outdoor diners can have up to 10 guests per table. Each client should be seated.
  • It is not allowed to have waiting lines of more than 5 guests and all should maintain adequate distance.
  • Each establishment is required to have their own compliance officer who is responsible for the enforcement of the regulations.


Amount of persons allowed at home:

  • Indoors: Maximum 10 persons;
  • Outdoors: Maximum 25 persons

Dande groups:

  • It is highly recommended not to have “dande” groups performing at houses.


  • The Covid Taskforce and Police will be enforcing the safety protocols and establishments not complying with the regulations can be closed for a couple of days.
  • In addition, these establishments will be fined.

Rules  Reminder requirements   

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