Free travel from Aruba to Bonaire suspended
As per today, 6 Augusts 2020, Aruba is seen as a high-risk country for Bonaire. People who are currently still traveling to Bonaire from a high-risk country, such as Aruba, must be quarantined for 14 days at home.
Airspace will remain open, but restrictions for Aruba
As per today, 6 Augusts 2020, Bonaire suspends the ‘air bubble’ with Aruba. Airspace will remain open, but passengers will no longer be allowed to travel freely from Aruba to Bonaire. The decision comes after the number of cases of persons infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has increased drastically in Aruba.
Due to the many new cases of COVID-19, Aruba is now seen as a high-risk country. As already stated in the emergency measures, people who are currently still traveling to Bonaire from a high-risk country, such as Aruba, must be quarantined for 14 days at home.
People on Bonaire that have been on Aruba
People who have been on Aruba since July 23, must monitor their health. In case of complaints, these persons are asked to contact the Public Health Department. A number of sources of infection have been identified by the Aruban authorities. These include Gusto Night Club, Lola / Craft Bar and Restaurant and Nightclub i Muscles and Lungs Gym.
People on Bonaire who have been in one of these occasions during their stay in Aruba between July 17 and August 3, 2020 have a duty to report this.
Medical corridor Bonaire to Aruba
A special corridor will be opened for those who have traveled to Aruba or who still have to go there for medical reasons. This concerns patients of ZVK from Bonaire and medical specialists. These people are transported between the airport and the hospital. This makes the chance of contamination very small. ZVK patients are asked to contact ZVK for their medical broadcast.
Conditions for travelers to Aruba
Bonaireans who want to go to Aruba, are advised to postpone their trip. Travelers from Aruba are advised to cancel their trip too, but people who have to come to Bonaire for a special reason, are obliged to fill in the health certificate and will be quarantined for 14 days as stated in the emergency ordinance. The completed health declaration provides the Public Health Service with insight into the health status of people who come to Bonaire.