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    Had a little free time. Looked on American website.
    Looked at flights Leaving LAX July 24, return Aug 1.
    There are five different fares, corresponding to different classes and different flexibility (changes and refunds) allowed.

    Basic Economy $708
    Main Cabin $768
    Business Class $1366
    Main Cabin (flexible) $3282
    Business (flexible) $4082

    Maybe this explains why several of us were seeing wildly different fares.
    Mel Briscoe, Alexandria, Virginia

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    This is interesting but feels a bit early. https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

    Last Updated: May 8, 2020 19:00 PM AST
    Valid Through: May 13, 2020
    To our beloved visitors:
    On May 8th, the Government of Aruba announced a tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel. As of now this is scheduled to be between June 15 and July 1, 2020. The aforementioned re-opening target date is subject to change as we may consider additional precautionary measures as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArsenalDiver View Post
    This is interesting but feels a bit early. https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

    Last Updated: May 8, 2020 19:00 PM AST
    Valid Through: May 13, 2020
    To our beloved visitors:
    On May 8th, the Government of Aruba announced a tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel. As of now this is scheduled to be between June 15 and July 1, 2020. The aforementioned re-opening target date is subject to change as we may consider additional precautionary measures as needed.
    Interesting... and confusing. It doesn't say anything about the shelter in place being lifted, though. That section still says "until further notice".

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    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 ban is for 30 days.

    Hope youíre all ok.
    Kate Butler
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    Looks like Delta is hoping to restart flights to Bonaire next month if the travel ban is lifted. As a Canadian it doesn't help me get there but for others it might be something to look into although I would not be surprised if the ban was extended again.

    https://news.delta.com/where-delta-flying-june-updated
    Atlanta to Bonaire (Saturday only service restarts in second half of June)

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    Even if you can get to Bonaire, there are still problems. Look at Buddy Dive's restrictions:
    https://buddydive.com/wp-content/upl...easures-v3.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by tursiops View Post
    Even if you can get to Bonaire, there are still problems. Look at Buddy Dive's restrictions:
    https://buddydive.com/wp-content/upl...easures-v3.pdf
    Interesting. Thanks. A lot of us have been focusing on when the islands will open and not so much on how will it be different. Some of the changes are improvements IMHO.

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    Very interesting read of what Buddy Dive is doing. Makes sense to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for sharing Mel and thank you Buddy Dive for preparing and providing this excellent guidance and guide.

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    Thank you tursiops for the link to Buddy Dives new normal. Buddy's has done a great job in explaining their new normal. Our Christmas tradition for over 20 years is to go to Buddy Dive. While we are waiting to see what the future brings, we are still hopeful we will be able to celebrate the holidays at Buddys. We hadn't given much thought to needing an octopus regulator in addition to our Air2.

    Thanks again.

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    Hi everyone,

    An update:

    Bonaire has extended the flight ban from North America through September, and a friend just told me that Delta cancelled their November flight to Bonaire. The island is closing flights to and from Curacao this weekend. Flights from the Netherlands can still come in, but passengers have to fill out a health declaration and either present the results of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the flight, or if they come in without one, quarantine here on Bonaire for 14 days at their own expense.

    An update on our American friends who were in the process of moving here permanently - they flew to Aruba and quarantined for 2 weeks in July, and then Bonaire closed the airspace from Aruba. However, they were able to contact the government office here and explain they had applied for Bonaire residency and had the stamp in their passport. They were permitted to fly home with other Bonaire residents from Aruba, and then they quarantined for 2 weeks here in their home. We were impressed with the precautions that were taken. They were carefully transported from the airport and were called each day to make sure they were at home. They had a daily phone health screening, and were not permitted to leave their home. Their quarantine is over now, and they are happy to be here.

    Hope you all can return safely soon too.
    Kate Butler
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    Real Estate Agent, RE/MAX Paradise Homes, Bonaire

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