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Bonaire’s Lt. Governor provides details on the first phase of the re-opening of Bonaire.

In today’s press conference, Lt. Governor Edison Rijna provided the following details regarding the first phase of the planned re-opening of Bonaire to visitors and those residents still abroad.

50 Bonaireans still abroad can return.

Fifty Bonaireans who are still abroad, including students, will be brought back to Bonaire.  Mandatory COVID-19 testing will be done upon arrival.

Airspace opens on June 12, 2020, to Curacao.

On June 12, 2020, Bonaire’s airspace will open to Curacao and possibly Aruba.  There will not be a need for those from Curacao to go into mandatory quarantine.

Airspace opens to European Netherlands with capacity limits.

Visitors from the European Netherlands may begin to travel to Bonaire, but there is a limit of no more than 1000 tourists per week.  Mandatory quarantine is not necessary, but social distancing measures must be followed.

USA gateways will remain closed for now.

Airspace will not yet open to North America, as all gateways are in the United States, which is still considered a high-risk country.

View the entire press conference (presented in Papiamentu):

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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 


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