Welcome to the crisis website of the Public Entity Bonaire. This website is online when there is a crisis. That is why you can now find all information about COVID-19 on this website.

Q&A residents

Last update: March 7th, 2022

This information has been compiled by the Public Entity of Bonaire (OLB) in collaboration with the Public Health Department Bonaire and other organizations.

The list is continually updated. The developments surrounding COVID-19 are unpredictable; situations, rules and circumstances may change at any moment.

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If you have a question that is not yet included in the list, please e-mail it to traveltobonaire@bonairegov.com

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Households

Is there an overview where I may find the current measures?

For an overview of the measures refer to the diagram at: https://www.bonairecrisis.com/en/measures/

What are the basic rules that apply on Bonaire?

• Wash your hands regularly;
• Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth;
• When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth or nose with the inside of your elbow or with a handkerchief;
• Air indoor areas regularly, keep the house and the office clean;
• If you have symptoms, stay at home and call 0800 0800 (free of charge).

Always adhere to these rules. Protect the vulnerable people around you.

Are people allowed to come together and are events allowed?

Yes they are and events are also allowed.
It does not matter how many people come together. Singing and dancing is allowed both indoors and outdoors.
Face masks are not mandatory.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

May music groups perform and may the audience dance?

Music groups may perform and sing for an audience. The audience is allowed to dance and sing both indoors and outdoors.

Companies

What are the rules for the hospitality sector from March 4th 2022 onwards?

Normal opening hours apply to the hospitality sector.
There is no set maximum for the number of visitors. Singing and dancing is allowed both indoors and outdoors.
Face masks and fixed seats are not mandatory.
Venue owners may establish their own rules for customer entry. They may require customers to use a face mask or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the current rules for stores?

Stores may establish their own rules for customer entry. They may require customers to use a face mask, shopping cart or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the rules for hairdressers and other contact professions?

Face masks are not mandatory.
Entrepreneurs may establish their own rules for customer entry, such as the use of a face mask or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the rules for casinos and cinemas?

Normal opening hours apply to casinos and cinemas.
There is no limit to the number of visitors. Singing and dancing is allowed both indoors and outdoors.
Face masks and fixed seats are not mandatory.
Entrepreneurs may establish their own rules, they may require visitors to use face masks or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the rules for saunas?

Face masks are not mandatory.
Entrepreneurs may establish their own rules for customer entry, such as the use of a face mask or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

May employers and companies refuse to employ staff or serve customers who have not been vaccinated?

No. Employers may not refuse to employ staff if they have not been vaccinated. Similarly companies are not allowed to refuse to serve unvaccinated customers. Vaccination is not mandatory. Employers are not allowed to ask their employees if they have been vaccinated as employees have the right to their privacy.

Schools and organizations

What are the rules for gyms and (competitive) sports?

Spectators are allowed to be present both indoors and outdoors. There is no maximum limit for spectators in gyms or in the stadium.
Face masks are not mandatory.
Entrepreneurs may establish their own rules for spectator entry, such as the use of a face mask or hand sanitizer.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the rules for church masses, services and Friday prayers?

There is no maximum limit to the number of people that may come together.
Singing together is allowed.
Face masks are not mandatory.

Always adhere to the basic rules.

What are the coronavirus rules for schools?

Adults and students must adhere to the following basic rules: wash their hands regularly, cough and sneeze into their elbows or into a handkerchief and not touch their eyes or noses. The rooms in schools are to be regularly cleaned and aired.
Keeping distance and wearing a face mask is not mandatory.

Secondary education and MBO (secondary vocational education):
Students and teachers of secondary education and MBO are advised to take a self-test twice a week.
If the result of the self-test is negative, they are allowed to go to school. If the result is positive, they have to go into isolation and make an appointment with the Public Health Department to test again.