Easing of restrictions for travelers from the Netherlands from March 23rd, 2022
Kralendijk – As of March 20th, 2022, Saba, Statia, Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten are safe islands for Bonaire. This means that travelers from Curacao, Aruba, St. Maarten, Saba and Statia who are not (fully) vaccinated are no longer required to take a PCR or antigen test. They do still have to fill out a health attestation.
From March 20th, 2022, travel requirements for travelers from all countries except the Netherlands will be eased. Fully vaccinated travelers whose second COVID shot or booster shot was given less than 270 days ago, are therefore no longer required to take a PCR or antigen test to travel to Bonaire. All passengers, irrespective of their vaccination status, must still fill out the health attestation to enter Bonaire.
Travelers who have not been (fully) vaccinated as well as fully vaccinated travelers whose last COVID shot was administered over 270 days ago, must take an antigen test within the 24 hours prior to departure. They may also choose to take a PCR test up to 48 hours prior to departure.
As of March 23rd, 2022, these new travel requirements will also apply to travelers from the Netherlands. Mr. Kuipers, the Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, must first submit the new travel requirements to the House of Representatives. The Minister may decide independently on the travel requirements for countries that do not form part of Dutch territory.
Since Bonaire does form part of Dutch territory, the easing of travel requirements for travelers from the Netherlands will take effect a little later, after having given the House of Representatives a chance to respond.
Proof of recovery
From March 23rd, 2022, travelers from the Netherlands who recovered from COVID-19, aside from the proof of vaccination or a negative test result, may also travel to Bonaire with a proof of recovery. The proof of recovery is an official test laboratory acknowledgement which shows that a person’s PCR test result was positive. The positive PCR test result may not be less than 11 days old or over 180 days old.
See www.bonairecrisis.com for more information.