North Americans, rejoice. While the European Union (EU) has omitted the United States from its list of countries whose tourists may visit, Bonaire will begin welcoming North Americans again in February 2021. After all, Americans still can’t vacation in their neighbor to the north, Canada, nor head to many Asian favorites. As such, the Caribbean has been a popular port of entry for Americans. At reopening, direct flight service to the world’s first Blue Destination resumes from Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Newark. Surrounded by nature and boasting a small population, Bonaire is touted as the perfect example of a destination where visitors have plenty of room to explore at a safe social distance on an island that has effectively kept cases to a minimum.
Reopening Resumes Direct Service to Bonaire
Delta Air Lines will resume its weekly direct flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning Saturday, February 6, 2021. On February 13, 2021, American Airlines’ Wednesday and Saturday routes from Miami International Airport and United Airlines’ non-stop Saturday flights to/from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport will begin scheduled service to Bonaire.
There’s a 10 days quarantine at own cost, but travelers can bypass it; travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their arrival. Additionally, travelers must complete a health declaration form for the Public Health Department, 48 hours prior to departure, which may be downloaded at bonairepublichealth.org. Visitors will be able to take a PCR test or Antigen test on the island to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s requirements for return.