Curaçao considering measures to deter “unwanted” Venezuelans

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According to Caribbean News Now, Curaçao is following Aruba’s lead in considering measures to keep “unwanted Venezuelans out,” through a measure called the “indirect visa.” The unwanted Venezuelans are those who want to stay illegally on the island.

Authorities in Aruba have taken measures, which they call “indirect visa” to keep the unwanted Venezuelans out. The Aruban government has identified four categories of Venezuelan tourists. Number one is the “prudent tourist” that visits the island for five to seven days and has enough cash to cover their expenses. Second, there are those who are in transit and only spend one night on the island to continue with their travel. Then there are those who are called “ATM tourists”. These are the Venezuelans who use their credit cards to get dollars and take these back to their country. And finally there are those who stay illegally on the island. This group is growing and this is the reason why the authorities in Aruba are taking measures.

A Venezuelan tourist must have $500 in cash to cover two days of stay on the island. If their stay is three days, they must have $700 dollars in cash on arrival. If the tourist does not have this kind of cash, he or she will be put on a flight back to Venezuela.

Sources in the Ministry of Justice are indicating that Curacao is also contemplating such measures to keep unwanted Venezuelans out. [. . .]

For full article, see http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Curacao-considering-measures-to-keep-unwanted-Venezuelans-out,-following-Aruba’s-lead-27353.html

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