Bonaire December 2021 Updates

 Condé Nast Traveler announced on October 5th, 2021 the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Bonaire recognized as the #10 in the category The Best Cities in the World: 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

 Bonaire is on the 2022 Best of the World list by National Geographic Traveler. National Geographic Traveler is divided into five categories – nature, adventure, culture, sustainability, and family – and rewards 25 special destinations with a relevant story for the coming year.

Bonaire Ranked Best Overall Diving Destination of 2022 in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Island receives rankings in several categories including seven number one spots 

Travel with family:

 Bonaire is categorized as ‘family’ and is described as an ideal place to discover the underwater world, with a mention of the Bonaire Marine Park.

Travel awards for Bonaire

Bonaire’s Leading Hotel 2021Harbour Village
Bonaire’s Leading Tour Operator 2021Epic Tours Bonaire


Covid Updates for Bonaire

You do not need any type of vaccination to visit Bonaire.

Are you eligible to travel from your country?

Check out details about the risk levels per country and for more information please refer to:

YES! Check for the testing procedure


From August 8, 2021, the PCR test for travelers to Bonaire must be done 48 hours before departure. 

It is still possible for travelers to take a NAAT(PCR) test 24 hours before departure. With a test 24 hours before departure, travelers do not need to take an antigen test on arrival.


The United States is currently a high-risk country for Bonaire. From September 1st, 2021, all American tourists must undergo a free antigen test at the Public Health Department (PG) on day 5 after their arrival. 

An appointment will be made for this test upon arrival at Bonaire airport. An exception will apply to travelers on a short stay. 

Read all about the testing requirements for US travelers here.

Covid Protocols November 2021

Check out the latest for November 2021 travel protocols Bonaire.

Travel Procedures 

Visa requirements:

Do you need Visa for Bonaire? Check out here

YES! Apply for visaVisa application for the Boinare the Caribbean parts of the Netherlands Kingdom:

NO or Arranged ! Got to travel document checklist

Travel document Checkoilist 

  • Valid Passport
For remote work tourism on the Caribbean islands Click here


Travel Insurance 

 Travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly advisable. 

  • Travel insurance in case of trip cancellation lost baggage and other insurance types are chosen.
  • Travel medical insurance has coverage for Covid, accident, medical expenses, and others depending on the insurance provider.

Travel Updates 

Airlines:  In order to recover the tourism industry, airlines are now opening up for additional flights for the upcoming winter season. We are excited for the extra flights that would be scheduled as follows:

  • Between December 15th, 2021 – January 12th, 2022, there will be an extra flight on Monday and Wednesday.
  •  An extra flight on Sunday, December 26th, 2021, and between December 17th, 2021 – January 14th, 2022 there is an extra Friday flight scheduled.

 The additional flights are already online and can be booked for the upcoming months.

KLM airlines flightTravel from Europe

For more information visit KLM’s website:

Travel from the US or Canada

Weekly non-stop flights are available from Atlanta, Houston, Newark, and Miami.


Events of the Month 

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is announcing that Bonaire will once again be present at the DEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The DEMA Show 2021 will take place between November 16 – 19, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For the 28th consecutive year, Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Dema Show 2021


Harbour Village, Bellafonte Chateau de la Mer, and caribbeanclubbonaire from Bonaire have been awarded as the best leading hotel 2021 by the World Travel Awards.

Tour operator epictoursbonair has been awarded as Bonaire’s Leading Tour Operator 2021

Explore the activities in this month

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