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    Original articles said there would be no cruise...

    Original articles said there would be no cruise ships till 2021, then the latest press said not before November. Apparently only one cruise ship line has expressed a desire to come back before 2021,...
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    I hear you. We had a trip planned next week to...

    I hear you. We had a trip planned next week to NY where we rented a lake house for 2 weeks (answering the question ďif you live on Bonaire, where do you vacation?Ē). We planned to visit our...
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    No word on when flights from US will resume. No...

    No word on when flights from US will resume. No cruise ships before November at the earliest. When Aruba opens to US travelers, Bonaire will shut the airspace between Bonaire and Aruba. The US is...
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    Hi Mel, Thanks for the kind words. You donít...

    Hi Mel,
    Thanks for the kind words. You donít need equipment from off-island for regular internet service, either provider will supply it as part of your service. Since I wrote that post, there...
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    Me either Mel. I've been taking Papiamentu...

    Me either Mel. I've been taking Papiamentu lessons and can do basic conversations and order in restaurants, but my most commonly used words are still Ablief? ("what does that mean?) and poco poco...
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    Update on flights to Bonaire from Governor's speech

    The Governor indicated that flights from the Netherlands will resume, with up to 1,000 visitors per week. Flights from the US are still banned, since this is considered a high risk for COVID-19. ...
  7. Bonaire airspace possibly open June 15 for residents of Netherlands residents

    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

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    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

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    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...
  22. US tourist who visited Bonaire has positive coronavirus test after returning to USA

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    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...
  23. 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...
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