The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Maria is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to St. Eustatius and Saba from around 19 September 2017. You should follow the advice of the local authorities including any evacuation orders. You can monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Centre. See Natural disasters
Hurricane Irma passed through Saba and St Eustatius on 6 September 2017, causing some damage to the island.
UK health authorities have classified Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba 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.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
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
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 (police), 911 or 913 (ambulance), 911 or 912 (fire) or 913 (Coastguard).
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.