Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to the BES islands, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page

The Venezuelan authorities have closed the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. There is currently no air or sea traffic between Bonaire and Venezuela. If you’re planning to travel on these routes, contact your tour operator for further advice.

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands) are used as a drug passageway from South America to Europe and North America. Don’t leave bags unattended or agree to carry a package for anyone. See Crime

UK health authorities have classified the BES Islands as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the BES Islands, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Consular support may be limited in Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. However, the British Consulate General Amsterdam in the Netherlands can provide consular support to British nationals.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 (police), 911 or 913 (ambulance), 911 or 912 (fire) or 913 (Coastguard).