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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

The Venezuelan authorities have closed the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. There is currently no air or sea traffic between Bonaire and Venezuela. If you’re planning to travel on these routes, contact your tour operator for further advice.

The hurricane season in the Caribbean normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands) are used as a drug passageway from South America to Europe and North America. Don’t leave bags unattended or agree to carry a package for anyone. See Crime

UK health authorities have classified the BES Islands as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the BES Islands, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Consular support may be limited in Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. However, the British Consulate General Amsterdam in the Netherlands can provide consular support to British nationals.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 911 (police), 911 or 913 (ambulance), 911 or 912 (fire) or 913 (Coastguard).

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 
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