Kralendijk- Travelers aged 12 years and older who have had COVID-19 in the previous eight weeks must undergo an antigen test at a laboratory within 24 hours before departure. They must also possess a statement of proof from a laboratory, health care facility or doctor confirming that they have had COVID-19 in the previous eight weeks.
Upon arrival on Bonaire, they will receive a free self-test to administer at their residence. On the fifth day after arrival, travelers staying longer than five days on the island are required to undergo a further antigen test at a commercial test center at their own expense. The day of arrival is day 0.
Travelers aged 12 and older who have had COVID-19 up to eight weeks previously and who are staying on the island for less than five days are not obliged to take the day-5 antigen test. They must, however, be tested prior to departure according to the travel requirements of the country they are traveling to.
Travelers who have had COVID-19 must undergo an antigen test before departure due to the fact that, in practice, it appears that people who have recovered from COVID-19 can still test positive when they undergo a PCR test. The risk of this happening is smaller with the antigen test.
All travelers must complete the Public Health Department Health Declaration within 24-12 hours before departure.