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Bonaire

Capital
Kralendijk
Time Zone
GMT – 4
Telephone Services
Country Code: 599
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Police 11, Ambulance 14. All services – 5997 8004
Tourist Information
Caribbean Tourism Organisation, 42 Westminster Gardens, Artillery Row, London SW1P 1RR Tel: (020) 7222 4335 Fax: (020) 7222 4335.
Passport Information
Valid Passport required by all. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact Embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Nationals of Australia, Canada the USA and Japan are allowed to stay for 14 days without a visa providing they have proof of return or onward tickets. Nationals of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK are allowed to stay for 90 days without a visa providing they have a return or onward ticket. NOTE: Enquire at the Ministers office at the Hague for a complete up to date list of regulations regarding individual countries.
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age coming from an infected area.
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food
Currency
Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin (NAG) = 100 cents
NOTE: Import and export of local currency is limited to NAG 200.
Credit cards are accepted in large establishments. Travellers cheques in US currency is the most welcomed.
ATM availability: 10 locations approximately.
Cost of Living
Generally inexpensive goods, especially perfume, jewellery and alcohol
Languages
Dutch. Papiamento, English and Spanish are also spoken
Weather
Hot throughout the year with cooling sea winds. Wet season Oct to Dec.
Electricity
127 volts AC 50 Hz.
Post
4 – 6 days.
Transport
ROAD: Reasonably good but a 4-wheel drive may be required for extensive tourism of the island. CAR HIRE: Firms are located at the airport and large hotels. DOCUMENTATION: A valid national licence will be sufficient but drivers must be 23 years or older. TAXI: A good taxi service exists on the island
Special Information
Beachwear is only suitable for the beach or poolside. Most bars and restaurants outside the two main hotel resorts are closed by midnight.