Bonaire Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Bonaire Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Bonaire, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Bonaire is located in the Leeward Antilles, 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. A slice of paradise, the island is a perfect holiday destination if you wish to experience some spectacular diving and snorkelling opportunities offered by most resorts and hotels. Here you can escape the daily grind without the stress of traffic or crowded areas. As one of the top places for sustainable tourism, there is plenty of nature to explore with beautiful coral reefs and marine wildlife. The climate is mild and windy, though the island can occasionally be affected by tropical storms.

Make sure you know about Bonaire’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A coastline in Bonaire By dronepicr – Klein Bonaire Strand, CC BY 2.0,

Recommended travel vaccinations for Bonaire

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bonaire

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Bonaire


Medical Care in Bonaire

In general, Bonaire provides good quality health care. Its main hospital, the San Francisco Hospital, offers routine and emergency services and a decompression chamber. As always, make sure you purchase good quality insurance which will cover medical evacuation, as more serious injuries or illnesses may require medical reparation.

Although there are several pharmacies in Bonaire, always make sure to bring a well-stocked medical kit and any regular prescriptions.

In order to access emergency medical services on the island, dial 911. More information and numbers can be accessed here.

Is Bonaire Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Women’s safety Risk of sexual assault
Recreational activities and excursions Make sure the equipment used is safe and that the activities you undertake are covered by your travel insurance
Road safety Good conditions for major roads, but poor lighting and rare roadsigns
Public transportation Reliable; use only licenced taxis
Health Zika virus and Dengue fever warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bonaire?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Bonaire if you’re planning to stay under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for the length of your stay.

You will need proof of a travel insurance, return ticket and financial situation.

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Embassy of Canada to Bonaire information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Venezuela (CARACAS)
Street Address:
Avenida Francisco de Miranda con Avenida Altamira Sur, Altamira, Caracas 1060, Venezuela

Tel.: +58 212 600 3000
Fax: +58 212 261 8741

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Venzuela. There is no Canadian government office in Bonaire.

Click here to access the embassy’s website