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 travelers

Last update: April 19th, 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.

For the latest news please see the OLB press releases on its Facebook page.

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

No rights can be derived from the information on the Q&A list. 

Travelers to Bonaire

What are the requirements for travelers to Bonaire?

For information about travel to Bonaire please refer to: www.bonairecrisis.com/en/travel-to-bonaire/

All travelers must complete a Public Health Department health declaration form online between 24 hours and 12 hours before departure. This declaration can be downloaded at: https://www.bonairepublichealth.org
At check-in, boarding and arrival, travelers must present the health declaration.

Before departure, travelers should not have symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 infection, such as a runny nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste, increase in temperature or fever.

Where can I complete the health declaration form?

You can complete the form online at: https://bonairepublichealth.org/en/form

You have to complete the health declaration form between 24 and 12 hours before your departure to Bonaire. Upon completion you will receive an email with the form that you have completed and a welcome letter containing relevant information. If deemed necessary, the Public Health Department of Bonaire will contact you prior to your departure.

The health declaration form must be completed for all travelers 0 years of age and older.

You will need to print your form and have it with you. You may also keep a copy of the declaration on your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

I have had COVID-19 and have recovered. What are the requirements to be able to travel to Bonaire?

For information please refer to: https://www.bonairecrisis.com/en/travel-to-bonaire/

What are the requirements for people traveling between Bonaire and Curaçao and vice versa?

People traveling from Curacao to Bonaire

For information about travel to Bonaire please refer to: www.bonairecrisis.com/en/travel-to-bonaire/

People traveling from Bonaire to Curacao

You may find the information about the entry requirements for Curacao at: https://gobiernu.cw/nl/corona-travel-to-Curacao/

Other relevant information:

Travelers must be able to show all required documents on departure and arrival.

What are the requirements for people traveling between Bonaire and Aruba vice versa?

Travelers traveling from Aruba to Bonaire

For information about travel to Bonaire please refer to: www.bonairecrisis.com/en/travel-to-bonaire/

Travelers traveling from Bonaire to Aruba

For information about the travel requirements for Aruba see: https://www.aruba.com/nl/traveler-health-requirements

Additional information:

Travelers must be able to present all required documents at departure and at arrival.

When am I fully vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated:

  • You have had two coronavirus vaccinations with a vaccine that is administered in two basic doses, or
  • You have had one coronavirus vaccination with the Janssen vaccine, or
  • You have had the coronavirus and have received one vaccination.

The last vaccination shot needs to have been received a minimum of 14 days ago. De Janssen vaccine must have been received more than 28 days ago.

May I travel to Bonaire by boat and what are the requirements?

Yes, you may travel to Bonaire by boat.
For more information please visit: https://www.bonairecrisis.com/en/travel-to-bonaire/

You must also ask the Bonaire Harbor Master for permission to enter the harbor. In order to do this you will need the following documents:

1) Reservation at the Bonaire Marina
2) MDH (Maritime Declaration of Health), you will receive this from the marina office after you have made a reservation

Traveling from Bonaire

Where on Bonaire can tourists and residents get tested for coronavirus?

If you need a test result you may obtain one from a number of commercial parties on Bonaire:

The Public Health Department will only test you if you have symptoms.

Do travelers from Bonaire to the Netherlands have to show a coronavirus pass upon arrival?

No. From March 23rd, 2022, travelers from Bonaire to the Netherlands do not have to show a ‘coronavirus pass’: a vaccination certificate, a PCR-test certificate or a recovery certificate.