Bonaire Island Reopens for North American Tourists

The United States & Canada have been permitted re-entry into Bonaire Island. This Dutch-Caribbean nation has reopened their borders to its most prominent revenue source, North America. The official announcement was made by the Tourist Corporation of Bonaire, clarifying that multiple measures & protocols have been implemented to ensure that Covid-19 isn’t spread throughout their island.

Anyone considering immediate travel to Bonaire island will find themselves having to make connecting flights until Mid-November. The United States & Canada aren’t permitting direct flights until November 7th for Bonaire island, citing that planes are being refitted for enhanced sanitation. The national aviation corporation for Bonaire Island will sustain flights to America & Canada starting on the 15th. However, airlines located in America have provided different dates for sustaining flights to Bonaire island. Below are the announced dates from airlines in America.

  • United Airlines announced flights from Newark to Curacao on November 7th.
  • JetBlue is resuming flights to Curacao from New York on December 9th.
  • American Airlines is providing flights from Florida to Curacao starting December 2nd.

North American airline passengers give connecting flights

Those using airline suppliers from America will be provided connecting flight packages. Connecting flights are offered through “Divi Divi Air” and “TUI Fly Netherlands”. Both suppliers aren’t known by mass consumers by have admirable safety ratings. When travellers arrive to Bonaire island, they’ll be requested to show their PCR Test Result from 72-hours before their arrival. An additional test will be administered, with negative or positive readings being issued 24-hours after being received by a laboratory. Those found with a positive infection after their departure & arrival flights will be placed into a hotel-established isolation zone.

It’s also required that visitors complete a “Health Declaration Form” and display health insurance from their local banking institution. This guarantees that those requiring immediate access to healthcare cannot deny doctors in Bonaire & wait until their arrival back home. It should be mentioned that Bonaire has experienced low rates of Covid-19. Since March 2020, they’ve sustained 134 cases of the virus. 130 have recovered, meaning there’s been a death rate of two. One case is being sustained to date. This is one of the lowest case percentages worldwide.