Raise your hand if you’re in search of a safe getaway. Well, soon you’ll be able to scoot off to the gorgeous island of Bonaire that’s located just east of Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean. It’s just been announced that Westjet will operate a non-stop once-weekly seasonal service between Toronto and Bonaire starting February 6, 2021.
Apart from its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Bonaire has a long list of inviting outdoor activities on land and sea like flamingo sanctuaries that are surrounded by breathtaking salt pyramids. The island is filled with charming villages boasting colourful architecture, wildlife habitats, cacti and mangroves, and friendly locals ready to share their rich culture.
“Tourism Corporation Bonaire is extremely excited about the flight agreement with WestJet. Considering that tourism is the leading and now most resilient economic sector for our island, this is certainly a great asset to the tourism of Bonaire,” said Marjolein Oleana, Business Manager TCB. “Together with WestJet, our team is working hard to prepare marketing activities so we can welcome our Canadian friends to experience, explore and enjoy our authentic Bonaire in February 2021.”
As of the time of publication, Bonaire is open to all travellers with proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure from the last place of boarding to avoid quarantine. Additionally, all visitors to the island must complete a health declaration form for the Public Health Department, 48 hours prior to departure. Plus, Westjet is offering guests COVID-19 travel insurance at no cost.
Westjet’s Chief Commercial Officer, Arved von zur Muehlen says, “Canadians have been asking to add this diving and windsurfing paradise known for its pristine waters and rich marine life to our network. Bonaire is filled with safe activities for those seeking to getaway this winter and we look forward to connecting guests to the island’s unique and unforgettable hospitality.”
Curious about the COVID-19 numbers on the island? Bonaire has had a total of 142 cases and 3 deaths with 138 cases being recovered. WestJet has implemented more than 20 additional health and safety measures so you can rest assured that the airline is doing everything possible to keep you safe on your flight.