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Bonaire Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


A passport valid for at least six months after departure from Bonaire is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas to Bonaire are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Dutch and US-nationals can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the nearest Dutch embassy.

Types and Cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €80. The Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.


The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. Visa holders may visit any of the countries included under the scheme for a maximum of 90 days within one year. Each continuous period in any one country may not exceed 30 days.

Application to

Contact your nearest Dutch embassy to make an appointment.

Schengen Visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Bonaire.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days, but processing times vary depending on the country. Applications can be made up to 3 months before the intended travel.

Sufficient Funds

Tourists must show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay upon entry of at least $150 per person per day.

Extension of stay

You cannot extend the Caribbean visa.

Entry with pets

All pets must be accompanied by a Bonaire veterinary certificate. This should be certified by a licensed practitioner.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles

Telephone: (70) 306 6111.
Address: PO Box 90706, Antillenhuis,Badhuisweg 173-175, The Hague, 2509 LS,
Opening times:

Diplomatic Representation

Bonaire is part of the Netherlands Antilles represented abroad by Royal Netherlands Embassies - see The Netherlands section.

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British Embassy in Caracas (nearest British Embassy to Bonaire)

Torre La Castellana, Ist Floor, Avenida La Principal de la Castellana, La Castellana, Caracas 1061, Venezuela
Tel: (0) 212 267 1275.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.

Telephone: (0) 212 267 1275.
Address: Avenida La Principal de la Castellana, La Castellana, Torre La Castellana, Caracas, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.

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