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Important information for your therapy scheduled for 2021
influenced by the COVID-19 situation

Don't stop dreaming about your next Dolphin Assisted Therapy!

The CDTC acknowledges the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19-pandemic. We are doing our upmost to inform you, guarantee your safety and offer you the maximum flexibility.

Corona Virus on Curaçao

Since May 15, 2021 Curaçao is again a medium risk country. The number of infections on Curaçao is low and the number of vaccinated people on the island is high.

The current measures up to May 17 ‘21 are as follows:

  • Restaurants are open till 10:00 pm.
  • Beach bars and bars without a restaurant license are open till 8:00 pm.
  • (Public) beaches are open till 8:00 pm;
  • All shops, banks, offices, etc are open according to their normal hours.
  • Curfew is in place from 11.00 pm to 04:30 am. Only people with a special permit are allowed on the street during the night.
  • Wearing a mouth mask remains mandatory for people over 18 years of age.

We do everything we can to keep you informed of the latest information.
In addition, we do our utmost to offer you the usual therapy with the quality you are familiar to from us.

For this reason, we recommend you to stay in one of the surrounding hotels. In these times most accommodations can approve to a last-minute cancellation free of charge. In order for you to be able to rebook your accommodation to a closer one to CDTC on walking distance.

Please check the latest travel updates and further COVID-19measures for Curaçao here

Your safety during your journey, stay & therapy
We ask all our guests to make sure your personal hygiene is adequate at all times. If you are not feeling well or experience symptoms including coughing or sneezing or shortness of breath in combination with high fever, we urge you to contact your physician before traveling to Curaçao.

When you cannot fly
The CDTC must adhere to its regular cancellation policy for the period in which travelling to Curaçao is possible. Travel warnings are not eligible as exceptions.

An exception is made in the following situations:

  • Border closures;
  • Travel bans;
  • If the therapy child, one of her/his siblings or the parent is tested positive for Coronavirus 2 to 3 days before arrival.

 

In these cases, there is a travel restriction locally and internationally due to the measures imposed by the local authorities of Curaçao at the time. In the first three cases, we ask you to send us a copy of a written document confirming one of the above situations. We will then provide you with the option to rebook your therapy free of charge to the new period within 12 months of the canceled therapy period.

In all other cases, if you cancel a confirmed reservation, the $1,000 deposit will be charged and will be forfeited. Cancellation of a confirmed reservation within 90 days before the start of therapy is only possible on medical grounds (the doctor’s statement must be included in the cancellation). The payment already made for the therapy minus the deposit will be transferred to a subsequent therapy period.

If no doctor’s statement can be submitted, all payments already made will expire.

We look forward to welcoming you to your reserved dolphin assisted therapy program.

With warm regards,

Management
Curaçao Dolphin Therapy & Research Center.

Cancer Kids Project

"He asked me if I had an idea what heaven looked like, and envisioned what life would be as an angel. He was dead serious. On the first day of dolphin aid therapy these thoughts were just gone and replaced by 'yes' to life. For all of us." 🐬❤️ (Annette Lindner, quote from the book 'Delphintherapie - Beweis eines Wunders) by Kirsten Kuhnert