Bonaire relaxes testing policy

13 January 2022 by Sunwise Bonaire - Reading time: < 1 minutes

Effective January 16, travelers from high-risk countries no longer need to self-test upon arrival. Likewise, on the fifth day after arrival, they no longer need to have a PCR test done, now that the Omikron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has become dominant on the island.

Omikron now widely dominant

The Public Entity Bonaire (OLB) announced today that as of coming Sunday, January 16, travelers from high-risk countries no longer need to do a self-test upon arrival. They also no longer need to have a PCR test done on the fifth day after arrival.
These rather strict entry conditions were instituted by Bonaire to slow down the arrival of the Omikron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the island. Now that more than 90% of the infections on the island are caused by this mutation, there is no reason for OLB to maintain these additional conditions.

All countries high-risk country

Furthermore, as of January 16, 2022, all countries in the world are considered high-risk countries. This means that all travelers from all countries, must complete the health statement within 24 to 12 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated travelers must have a PCR test 48 hours before departure, or take an antigen test, no later than 24 hours before departure. Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travelers, should have a PCR test 48 hours before departure. Travelers who have recently recovered from corona/Covid19 and cannot yet provide a negative test result must also provide a recovery certificate.

Source: Bonaire Crisis Website (in Dutch)

2 responses to "Bonaire relaxes testing policy"
  1. Stacy Dhein says:

    We live on Bonaire and need all the traffic signs in English for a driver’s license here. Please suggest a printable site. are learning the languages. We are just old retired people and it takes longer! Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Stacy, as far as we know there’s no overview of specific Bonairean traffic signs online, but I’m pretty sure the Dutch signs cover them all:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_signs_in_the_Netherlands

      Good luck!

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