Travel advice

In view of the Corona situation, appropriate measures apply to travelling from and to the Caribbean Netherlands.

Until 1 November 18:00 hours local time, passenger flights to the Caribbean Netherlands are prohibited from:

  • the European Union countries, with the exception of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • the United Kingdom
  • countries from the western hemisphere, with the exception of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten.

Due to limited care capacity and an increasing amount of infections, unnecessary travel from European Netherlands to the Caribbean Netherlands is not recommended. If you do travel to the Caribbean Netherlands, the following conditions apply:

Bonaire

Anyone traveling to Bonaire must complete an online health declaration 48 hours before departure. Upon arrival you must be able to show the form (printed or a digital copy on your phone) to a Public Health employee if asked.

  • Passengers aged 13 and older who travel from Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland or Germany), must show a negative result of a PCR test upon arrival. This test must be done a maximum of 72 hours before departure. Anyone who cannot show a negative test result on arrival must, in accordance with the emergency ordinance of the Public Entity Bonaire, immediately be quarantined for 14 days at their own expense at a location designated by the Island Governor.
  • Persons who want to come to Bonaire from Aruba, Curaçao, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten must request permission via repat@bonairegov.org. Immediately upon arrival, they will be quarantined for 14 days. The Island Governor can only make an exception in special cases, for example for people with essential professions who come to Bonaire for a short time. Those persons must strictly adhere to the hygiene instructions and are not allowed to move freely around the island.
  • Travelers from Saba do not have to go in quarantine if they stayed on the island of departure in the 14 days prior to their visit to Bonaire.

The following applies to all residents and visitors:

  • Observe the social distance and hygiene measures.
  • Everyone who is not feeling well and has COVID-19 symptoms must stay inside the accommodation and call the Public Health department at 0800-0800. This department will determine whether a test is needed or not. You must stay at your accommodation until the test result is known.
  • Tourists from outside the Caribbean Netherlands need a valid insurance policy so that they are covered against additional medical costs on Bonaire.
  • Bonaire is not responsible for passengers who cannot return to their country of origin.

For more information on current local measures, visit www.facebook.com/openbaarlichaamBonaire

St. Eustatius

Current travel policy information: https://www.statiagovernment.com/key-topics/covid-19/travel-and-quarantine-policy

Saba

For travel to Saba, permission is always required via info@sabagov.nl and is only possible for people on medical treatment abroad, people with essential professions, residents of Saba and returning students (after the end of the school year). Travelers from Europe, Canada, Bonaire, Curaçao and Sint Eustatius must be (home) quarantined for 14 days after arrival on Saba, travelers from high-risk countries such as the USA, Dominican Republic, Sint Maarten and Aruba goes into central quaratine and must also be tested before arrival.

For more information on current local measures: www.sabagovernment.com or www.facebook.com/PublicEntitySaba

If you return to the Netherlands from Saba, you do not need to go into home quarantine. There is no increased risk of corona infections from Saba for the Netherlands.