Bonaire Visitor Entry Tax
The government of Bonaire has announced a new Visitor Entry Tax. Non-residents aged 13 and older will be required to pay a $75.00 per visitor entry tax; residents of the former Netherlands Antilles and non-residents aged 12 and under will be required to pay $10.00 per visitor. The mandatory tax will be paid digitally via an online platform or upon arrival at the airport.
Intended to support the island’s infrastructure, tourism, education and eco efforts, the new entry tax is being put in place to streamline and insure taxes are collected on all visitors to the island.
Going into effect beginning January 1, 2023, a cruise ship passenger tourist entry tax of $10 per cruise passenger will required and the cruise lines will be responsible for collecting and paying the fee on behalf of visiting passengers.
Visitors may pay the Visitor Entry Tax online via the website tourismtax.bonairegov.com
Payment on arrival at the airport will be possible using various cards, such as a credit card, a debit card or a maestro card. It will not be possible to pay with cash.
Visitors who enter Bonaire by boat will also have to pay the Visitor Entry Tax.