Aruba opens borders for the USA, what does that mean for Bonaire?
With Aruba allowing guests from the United States to come to the island, it goes without saying that Bonaire has checked its admission policy for the consequences of this decision. The USA is not one of the low-risk countries from which travelers can come to Bonaire at the moment.
Travelers from AUA remain welcome on BON
With Aruba allowing guests from the United States to come to the island, it goes without saying that Bonaire has checked its admission policy for the consequences of this decision. After all, the USA does not belong to the low-risk countries of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, Saba, Curaçao and Aruba, from which tourists are currently admitted to Bonaire. Because Aruba does appear in that list, that could be a route for Americans and people from other countries marked as ‘high-risk’, to get to Bonaire after all.
No work-around possible
However, the entry policy of Bonaire states that persons who stayed in so-called high-risk countries two full weeks before arrival on Bonaire, may not travel to Bonaire. Specifically for our American guests, this means that after arriving on AUA, they cannot board the plane to Bonaire directly.
According to the OLB (the government of Bonaire), this entry restriction also applies to people who want to come to Bonaire by boat. The OLB also says it will keep a close eye on developments and, if necessary, tighten the entry policy.
Financial risk for the traveler and airline
Unfortunately, travelers from high-risk countries who still arrive at Flamingo Airport on Bonaire, will be denied access to Bonaire. Incidentally, it is hereafter the responsibility of the airline with which the guests have arrived to transport these travelers back to the airport of departure. The costs involved are for the account of the airline and / or the traveler.
The Sunwise teams hope that the situation in the countries where our loyal guests come from, soon will improve, so that we can welcome everyone back to our beautiful island without any worries!