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Thread: US Airlines Returning to Bonaire in February

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    Well my United flight end of May got canceled. Contacted the travel agent and they said its because of the 4 hour antibody test requirement, but talks are being had about it. So hopefully not too long there will be some progress.

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    If departing from San Francisco, you can get an antigen test with results in 60 minutes.
    PCR and other tests are also available.
    Appointments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Test site is Drive thru close the to airport.
    See link for details.
    https://covidclinic.org/sfo/
    Seems if you travel to Bonaire via Aruba/Curacao this is doable from SFO, even for 4 hour initial pre departure requirement.

    Newark airport also has some testing in Terminal B but first appointment is 9AM on most days and I do not see the antigen test on the list yet.
    This situation is evolving rapidly. Every day another surprise.

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    Looks like American bailed on the March flights. You can still buy a ticket for April though. Luckily we've been keeping a really close eye on this and were able to re-book through Curacao, though we had to shave a day off the end to get a Divi flight back. Small price to pay. This has to sting for the local economy, but maybe the KLM and Divi flights mitigate it somewhat.

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    I spoke to a pilot friend who believes United does not plan to resume flights to Bonaire at all in 2021.

    Delta canceled our February and then our March flights into Bonaire.

    I booked Newark to Curacao for March 6th and with a connection on EZ Air - Divi was sold out. I am hoping to get my rapid test at the Curacao airport. We got there in November via Aruba on United & Divi before the 4hr test was added to the requirements. Crazy times.

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    On March 3rd a new policy goes into effect. They are requiring PCR tests done within 12 hours of arrival. As far as I can tell this is not possible on Curacao and virtually eliminates any travel from anywhere, including the Netherlands. The Hague doesn't want anyone to travel which is dire for Bonaire. The Hague makes Trump look sane.
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    Why would they do that if everyone on Bonaire is getting vaccinated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeto View Post
    On March 3rd a new policy goes into effect. They are requiring PCR tests done within 12 hours of arrival. As far as I can tell this is not possible on Curacao and virtually eliminates any travel from anywhere, including the Netherlands. The Hague doesn't want anyone to travel which is dire for Bonaire. The Hague makes Trump look sane.

    Hi michaeto. Where did you get this information? I don't see anything on bonairepublichealth.org or bonairecrisis.com, my go-to websites.

    Thanks!

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    More tests than just PCR are acceptable. They must be NAAT tests, of which PCR are one flavor.
    We need to take a deep breath and wait a day or two for this to filter through the various governments to see what it really means.
    Source information is a https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwe...n-coronaregels
    Derivative information is at https://zakenreis.nl/regelgeving/sne...lt-per-3-maart
    Discussion is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/239197621144184/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tursiops View Post
    More tests than just PCR are acceptable. They must be NAAT tests, of which PCR are one flavor.
    We need to take a deep breath and wait a day or two for this to filter through the various governments to see what it really means.
    Source information is a https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwe...n-coronaregels
    Derivative information is at https://zakenreis.nl/regelgeving/sne...lt-per-3-maart
    Discussion is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/239197621144184/
    Thanks so much! The Facebook discussion was helpful.

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    vaccinations are optional -not required- so many will not be protected-

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