Entry restrictions

Negative corona test for travel to Bonaire

Travelers aged 13 and older from Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland or Germany) must show a negative result of a PCR test upon arrival. This test must be done a maximum of 72 hours before departure. Anyone who cannot show a negative test result on arrival must, in accordance with the emergency ordinance of the Public Entity Bonaire, immediately be quarantined for 14 days at their own expense at a location designated by the Island Governor.

Mandatory health declaration

Travelers to Bonaire are required to complete an online health declaration, preferably 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival, you must be able to show the form (printed or a digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee if requested.

Download the health statement:

Travelers from Aruba, Sint Maarten and Curaçao

Travelers traveling to Bonaire from Aruba, Sint Maarten and Curaçao must travel (onward) from / via Curaçao. They must show a negative result of a PCR test on arrival. This test must be done a maximum of 72 hours before departure. Anyone who cannot show a negative test result upon arrival must, in accordance with the emergency ordinance of the Public Entity Bonaire, immediately be quarantined for 10 days at their own expense at a location designated by the Island Governor. They are also required to complete an online health declaration, preferably 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival, you must be able to show the form (printed or a digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee if requested.

Travelers from Saba and St. Eustatius

Travelers traveling to Bonaire from Saba and St. Eustatius do not need to submit a negative PCR test. They are, however, required to complete an online health declaration, preferably 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival, you must be able to show the form (printed or a digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee if requested.

The following applies to all residents and visitors:

  • Stick to the social distance, hygiene measures and avoid crowds
  • Anyone who is unwell and has symptoms of COVID-19 should stay in their accommodation and call the Public Health Department at 0800-0800. This department determines whether a test is necessary. You must stay in your room until the test result is known.
  • Tourists from outside the Caribbean Netherlands need valid insurance, so that they are covered against additional medical costs on Bonaire.

Coronavirus measures

The local authorities have taken measures to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Bonaire.

For information about the local measures and the new developments of COVID-19, please contact the local (government) channels: the BonaireCrisis website or the Facebook page of the local government of Bonaire.

You can also call: 0800-0800 (local number).

Home quarantine upon return to the Netherlands

When you return from Bonaire to the Netherlands, you do NOT need to be in home quarantine for 10 days.

Follow the advice of the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Wash your hands regularly, blow your nose in paper and throw away the paper after blowing, then wash your hands well again. This also applies if you cough and sneeze. Consult a doctor immediately if you develop a fever and respiratory complaints.

Health situation

On the website of the National Coordination Center for Travel Advice you will find information about current epidemics, recommended vaccinations and measures to prevent malaria and other infectious diseases in Curaçao. For more information, contact a doctor or vaccination agency near you .

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