Monday, July 15, 2024

Bonaire Implements Health Plan, Opens Up To US Travelers


Bonaire has announced that in its continued efforts to reopen tourism and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is implementing a new health plan and opening up to travelers from the USA beginning June 5th, 2021.

Travelers to Bonaire will need to provide the following tests to gain entry to the country.

  • A negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival in Bonaire.
  • A negative antigen test taken 24 hours before arrival, which can also be taken at Bonaire Airport.

Alternatively, travelers can take a PCR or NAAT test 24 hours prior to departure and use that exclusively to enter Bonaire.

Also, Bonaire has announced the launch of three test facilities across the island for travelers who need to take a test before heading home. In addition, the island has launched the “Bonaire Friendly Safety Seal” program, which certifies businesses across the island as compliant with COVID-19 safety regulations.

Commenting on the new measures and the return of US flights, Tourism Corporation Bonaire business manager Marjolein Oleana stated:

“We have been eagerly awaiting the return of direct flights from the US to Bonaire and have used this time to focus on improving the destination’s offerings. These measures will ensure consistency in visitor experiences as we welcome travelers in a safe, responsible and organized way.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for