Before the trip to Bonaire

Passport and Visa
Nordic citizens do not need a visa to Bonaire if you stay shorter than 90 days. Check that your passport is valid until the day after the return journey. The passport must not be cracked or broken.

Vaccinations and health
Make sure you have good comprehensive travel insurance that applies to care in Bonaire. See what your home insurance covers. Additional travel insurance can be ordered through Phoenix. Remember to bring documentation of current travel / health insurance. If you have medicines with you, they should be stored in their packaging where it is clear what the medicine is. For prescription medicines, you should also have a certificate from your doctor in English and pack it together with the medicines in your hand luggage.

Weather and clothes
Excellent all year round with daytime temperatures around 28-31 degrees in Bonaire. Bonaire is outside the hurricane belt.

Bonaire: USD.

Transport and communications
Taxi or rental car available in Bonaire. Taxis usually have fixed prices, not taximeters.

Crime is low in Bonaire and ordinary care must be taken.

Food & beverage The
water can be drunk from the tap on Bonaire.
Food on Bonaire is a food lovers dream, you can find everything from the Caribbean to South American and Asian cuisines. Many restaurants only serve dinner, only a few places that do not belong to hotels are open for breakfast, so check before ..

You can get to know all the shops in Kralendijk in an hour or so. Almost all stores are on Kaya Grandi and adjacent streets. Harborside Mall is a nice, outdoor mall with several nice air-conditioned shops. Do not bring home items made from turtle shells; it is not allowed. Also remember that it is forbidden to bring, corals, concha shells.

General and mixed

  • Time difference: Winter, Swedish time minus 5 hours, summer, Swedish time minus 6 hours.
  • Tips: Giving tips is expected by most people who work with service, about 10-15% if it is not included.
  • Language: The official language is Dutch, but the everyday language is Papiamento, a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and English. The locals will probably greet you with “bon dia”, which can be translated as “good day.” English is spoken by almost everyone on the island.
  • EL: 110-230V. Different contacts. Adapter needed.
  • Travel insurance: You can buy it through Phoenix Travel when you book your trip or order it at Before you buy travel insurance, please check what your home insurance or your card insurance covers when traveling.

Before the trip to Bonaire