Foreign travel advice

Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba

Summary

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. You can monitor approaching storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website. In the event of a storm, you should follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

Hurricanes Irma and Maria passed through Saba and St Eustatius in September 2017, causing some damage to the islands.

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.