Relaxation of entry conditions for Bonaire

17 March 2022 by Sunwise Bonaire - Reading time: 2 minutes

Fully vaccinated travelers who received the second corona vaccination or booster shot, less than 270 days ago will not need to do a PCR or antigen test before traveling to Bonaire. All travelers must still fill out the health statement to come to the island. It does not matter if they are vaccinated or not.

No more testing for fully vaccinated travelers

Saba, St. Eustatius, Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten will be safe islands for Bonaire as of March 20, 2022. Un(fully) vaccinated travelers from Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius will then no longer need to take a PCR test or antigen test. They still have to fill out a health statement.
As of this date, the entry requirements for travelers from all countries (except the Netherlands, but read on!) are eased. Fully vaccinated travelers who received the second coronapric or the booster vaccination less than 270 days ago, do not need to take a PCR or antigen test before traveling to Bonaire. All travelers must still fill out the health statement to come to the island. It does not matter whether they are vaccinated or not.
Travelers who are not (fully) vaccinated and fully vaccinated travelers who received the last coronapric more than 270 days ago must take an antigen test within 24 hours before departure. They may also choose to have a PCR test 48 hours before departure.

From 23 March also for guests from the Netherlands

The new travel conditions will also apply to travelers from the Netherlands as of March 23, 2022. Minister Kuipers of the Health, Welfare and Sport department, must first submit the new travel conditions to the Lower House, which is why March 20 could not be met. The Minister can decide independently on the travel conditions for countries that are not part of the Dutch territory. Bonaire is part of the Dutch territory. Therefore, the relaxation of travel conditions for travelers from the Netherlands will take effect a little later, after the Lower House has been able to react.

Recovery Certificate

As of March 23, 2022, travelers from the Netherlands who have had COVID-19 can travel to Bonaire with a recovery certificate in addition to the vaccination certificate or test certificate. The recovery certificate is an official proof from a testing laboratory that someone had a positive PCR test result. The positive PCR test result must be no less than 11 days old and no more than 180 days old.

For more information, check the OLB’s crisis website.

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