Bonaire back to ‘code yellow’!

12 May 2021 by Sunwise Bonaire - Reading time: < 1 minute

As of coming Saturday, Dutch citizens may again go on vacation to Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Bonaire will follow next Wednesday, May 19.

Vacations to Bonaire will officially be allowed again!

As of coming Saturday, Dutch citizens may again go on vacation to Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Bonaire will follow next Wednesday, May 19. For the CAS countries and Bonaire code yellow will apply, the other two islands even go to code green.

No longer high-risk area

This was decided by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport on the basis of a recommendation from the RIVM. So far it’s just leaked news, but this Saturday it will most likely be officially published on the website Nederlandwereldwijd.nl. In that case, as of Saturday, the Netherlands will again be providing country-specific travel advice based on color codes.

The reason why vacations to Bonaire are not already allowed as of Saturday, has to do with the Cabinet decision to no longer consider our island a high-risk area. The underlying ministerial regulation only comes into force one week after it has been sent to the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament (Eerste en Tweede Kamer). That happened this week so the new travel advice code for Bonaire cannot take effect until next Wednesday.

Some restrictions remain in place

Travel advice color code yellow means that for our guests, when they travel back to European Netherlands, no restrictions apply anymore. For travelers from the Netherlands to Bonaire, it still applies that our local government determines what the conditions are. The RIVM has advised Bonaire to maintain the current testing requirement for travelers from the European Netherlands because of the still high number of infections. All conditions and restrictions can be read on the crisis website of the Public Entity Bonaire (OLB).

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