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Curacao is reopening and you can get free hotel rooms to celebrate

Just because it’s safe to travel again doesn’t mean you have the financial means to do so – quarantine hasn’t really been helpful for our online shopping habits. Here’s the good news, though: as countries begin to reopen, many are offering incentives to attract visitors.

Earlier this month, Thailand reopened with the promise of $1 hotel rooms for the first night of tourists’ stay, and now Curacao is doing something similar.

In honor of the Caribbean island’s official reopening – its curfew has been lifted and outdoor restaurants, bars and lounges are finally operating at full capacity again – the tourism department is offering a free night at a hotel room, according to Travel + Leisure. By June 29, when you book a three-night hotel stay in the Netherlands, you get the fourth night free. Many hotels are participating in the promotion, from family resorts to boutique hotels, luxury villas and even private islands, reports Time Out.

Although you must book in the coming weeks, the promo is available for travel between June 19 and October 30, 2021.

There are, however, a few stipulations. You must, whether vaccinated or not, complete a digital immigration form and a passenger locator card at least 48 hours before departure. You will also need to bring a printed copy with you and present proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of your flight to the island. Curaçao also requires an antigen test on the island on the third day.

Megan Schaltegger is a writer at Thrillist.