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  1. Bonaire airspace possibly open June 15 for residents of the Netherlands

    Hi everyone,

    You can find the full details on the websites Bonaire.nu and the bes reporter. No word yet on when flights can come in from other countries. The local government will decide if...
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    Bonaire.nu just printed that the flight ban has...

    Bonaire.nu just printed that the flight ban has been extended for Bonaire after it expires tomorrow, as expected. Instead of the two week intervals they have extended by in the past, this latest...
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    I think you’re right. Even when Bonaire residents...

    I think you’re right. Even when Bonaire residents here return home, they are subject to a guarded 2 week quarantine at a central location. The return of tourists would be dependent on their country...
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    Thank you, and thanks to all of you who are...

    Thank you, and thanks to all of you who are trying to return to Bonaire. That is the best thing you can do for this place we all love, to help the economy that is dependent on your visits.

    We...
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    Things are opening up on Bonaire

    Hi Everyone,

    Happy news for a change. After our governor indicated easing of restrictions, the schools will be reopened May 11 and restaurants are beginning to re-open.

    This morning we went...
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    Hi, Happy to give a dive update, thanks for...

    Hi,
    Happy to give a dive update, thanks for asking. We live on Bonaire and we and our our friends are still diving. The visibility is great, the water is about 82 degrees at depth, and the sites...
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    Hi, I posted this in another stream, but it...

    Hi,
    I posted this in another stream, but it actually fits in this one.

    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents who were off the island when the virus hit in other countries. This is a...
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    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents...

    The government is repatriating Bonaire residents who were off the island when the virus hit in other countries. This is a staggered process of residents flying in every few weeks, at which point the...
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    Hi everyone, This from the Bonaire airport...

    Hi everyone,

    This from the Bonaire airport website, another two week extension of the flight ban. The previous extension was also two weeks from the one before that. We look to the flamingo...
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    Good news update on the virus on Bonaire

    Hi everyone,

    The two cases we had on Bonaire that had isolated are now recovered, and the drive-through testing which tested 191 people showed all negative tests, per the BES Reporter.

    Since...
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    First case of virus on Bonaire

    Hi everyone,
    I’m sad to report that our governor confirmed this afternoon our first case of the virus. It was a person who had contact with someone from Aruba who was here on the island. The...
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    Update on coronavirus

    Hi everyone,

    We are fortunate that there are still no confirmed cases of the virus on Bonaire. Dutch islands Statia and Saba have just reported their first cases, joining Aruba, St.Martin and...
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    Hi everyone, Here is the info that was just...

    Hi everyone,

    Here is the info that was just released on Bonaire:
    Based on current information from the Ministries of Infrastructure and Health (RIVM), the decision has been made to extend...
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    Hi Rocio, It’s very hard to start building when...

    Hi Rocio,
    It’s very hard to start building when you’re off the island. Builders, like architects, banks, and other companies, get so many emails and calls from off-island people who want...
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    There are some things grown here and we can get...

    There are some things grown here and we can get local eggs, fish etc, but not enough to feed everyone. As Petri says, we depend on imports. Fortunately, even during this crisis the container ships...
  16. US tourist who visited Bonaire has positive coronavirus test after returning to USA

    hi everyone,
    Check the BES reporter for details. There is also a Bonaire Facebook coronavirus page to provide info. Apparently the tourist was exposed prior to arrival on Bonaire, had no symptoms...
  17. Yes, Jibe City is closed at this time.

    Yes, Jibe City is closed at this time.
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    Hi JuJu, There is no set date to resume...

    Hi JuJu,

    There is no set date to resume flights. The original ban was supposed to last till the end of March, but now the ban leaves any dates off and just says all flights to Bonaire are...
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    Hi Mel, thanks for the link. The Dutch...

    Hi Mel, thanks for the link. The Dutch government has confirmed (in writing on a Dutch news site a colleague translated for me) that all North American flights to Bonaire have ceased as of 1:30 PM...
  20. Thanks, Randl. Friends flew in on a flight from...

    Thanks, Randl. Friends flew in on a flight from the US today so I don’t think there is requirement for flights from the US to come in empty. I couldn’t find it in any of the Dutch official sources. ...
  21. Update: as of this morning, the Dutch government...

    Update: as of this morning, the Dutch government has banned all planes from Europe and all cruise lines from coming to Bonaire until March 30th. Most cruise lines have done their own 30 day ban...
  22. No Coronavirus here yet, hopefully it stays that way

    Hi everyone,

    Lots of people emailing me to ask about our status, so far we have no reported cases of the virus here on Bonaire. Aruba has 2 cases, and we just heard yesterday that Curaçao had...
  23. Thread: Current temps?

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    As of this morning the water temp at depth at...

    As of this morning the water temp at depth at Andrea 1 ranging between 82 - 83 degrees. The air is lovely (not too hot) and fortunately, there is very little Sargasso smell. This year was much...
  24. Hi everyone, I've gotten the update from my...

    Hi everyone,

    I've gotten the update from my friend who works on the island who got the one year sedula (residency) last year. At that time she indicated to immigration that she was working on the...
  25. Hi Netta, When my friend applied originally, it...

    Hi Netta,
    When my friend applied originally, it was as a person who is going to work on Bonaire with her own company. They gave her a one year sedula. When she went to renew it, she applied as a...
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