Bonaire Travel Vaccines and Advice
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.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Bonaire
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bonaire
|Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin or Suprax||Antibiotic 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|
|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|
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)
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.