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Entry Tax

Everything about Visitor Entry Tax Bonaire

Visitor Entry Tax

As you plan your visit to our beloved island, it's essential to familiarize yourself with the Visitor Entry Tax, ensuring a seamless start to your tropical getaway.

Effective since July 1st, 2022, all tourists visiting Bonaire are required to pay the Visitor Entry Tax upon arrival. This tax replaces the previous 'room tax' and rental 'car tax' and plays a crucial role in supporting various aspects of Bonaire's development and sustainability.

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Payment options and pricing

You can conveniently pay your Visitor Entry Tax upon arrival at the airport or opt for online payment beforehand. This allows you to skip the queues and proceed directly to your island adventures. While printing the tax document is optional, it's recommended, especially if you anticipate potential battery issues with your device during your flight.

Accepted payment methods include debit cards, credit cards, and maestro. However, please note that Discover Card and American Express are not accepted. Ensure your debit card and/or maestro are set to work internationally for seamless transactions.


  • For non-residents of Bonaire aged 12 years and older, the tax amounts to $75.

  • Non-residents aged 3 years and older, excluding Bonaire residents, are required to pay $10.

  • Residents of the former Netherlands Antilles (St. Eustatius, Saba, Curaçao, Aruba, St. Martin) also contribute $10 towards the tax.

Investing in Bonaire's future

Wondering where your contribution goes? Rest assured, the funds collected from the Visitor Entry Tax are dedicated to supporting education, infrastructure development, and various sustainability initiatives on the island. By paying the tax, you directly contribute to the preservation and enhancement of Bonaire's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Cruise ship passengers

As of January 1, 2023, a new tourist entry tax of $10 per cruise passenger is in effect. Cruise lines are responsible for collecting and paying this fee on behalf of their visiting passengers.

Nature Fee vs. Visitor Entry Tax

It's crucial to differentiate between the Visitor Entry Tax and the Nature Fee. While the Visitor Entry Tax contributes to the island's overall development, the Nature Fee is specifically designated for accessing Bonaire's Marine Park, managed by the local nature organization, Stinapa. This fee is mandatory for engaging in scuba diving and other marine activities within the park's boundaries.

By paying the Nature Fee, visitors directly support the conservation efforts of Bonaire's marine ecosystem, ensuring its preservation for generations to come. So, while the Visitor Entry Tax aids in island-wide initiatives, the Nature Fee directly contributes to the protection of Bonaire's unique underwater world.


Questions about the Entry Tax?

For any inquiries or assistance regarding the Visitor Entry Tax, feel free to reach out to the local government. Their dedicated team is available Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. You can contact them via email at or call at +5999 843-2066.