America Airlines – Bonaire Reopens to Flights from North America
Bonaire to reopen for direct flights from the USA and Canada.
In a press convention this afternoon, Lt. Governor Edison Rijna suggested that the present flight ban on direct flights from the USA and Canada would expire tonight as scheduled and it’ll not be prolonged.
Each American Airlines and United Airlines are at the moment scheduled to return to regular Bonaire direct service starting on February 13th, 2021. Delta is scheduled to start as early as February sixth.
Here’s a transcript of Lt. Governor Rijna’s speech:
At present I can be transient. Final week the Short-term Act COVID-19 was amended. This implies, amongst different issues, that the flight ban that was imposed on the BES islands has been lifted from tonight onwards. Because of this flights from, for instance, Canada and the US can be allowed to return to our islands once more. The airways, nevertheless, should adhere to the brand new laws concerning checking of PCR checks. In follow, it can take some time earlier than air visitors to Bonaire is totally underway once more, so it can take a while earlier than we can be welcoming our first flights from the USA and Canada.
Final week I additionally introduced that the Supervision and Enforcement Directorate, along with the KPCN (Dutch Caribbean Police Power), would take strict motion ought to entrepreneurs within the hospitality business not adjust to the foundations. At that second I additionally said that the time for issuing warnings was over. Final Tuesday inspectors from the Supervision and Enforcement Directorate, along with KPCN, penalized and shut down seven hospitality institutions. A complete of 16 hospitality institutions have been inspected that night. Yesterday, on Thursday, checks have been additionally carried out, however no fines have been issued that day as a result of everybody had complied with the foundations.
The measures I introduced final week stay in pressure. I’m relying on all of you to abide by the foundations. Collectively we are able to get the coronavirus beneath management if everybody does their half.
Here’s a transcript of Dr. Marian Luinstra-Passchier’s speech:
I want to begin by cautiously supplying you with some excellent news: in latest days we have now seen a slight lower within the variety of constructive circumstances. At present we acquired 81 take a look at outcomes, of which 7 have been constructive.
In latest days, we have now skilled some delays within the processing of the laboratory outcomes. As a result of the outcomes from a number of days have been coming in on the identical time, we’d generally see a surge of as much as 26 constructive outcomes per day. These laboratory issues have now been solved.
Our each day stories are primarily based on the outcomes that we obtain that very same day. We’ve now made an outline primarily based on the take a look at date and the primary day of sickness. This gives a clearer general image of the distribution of the infections. In diagram 1 the yellow bars point out the primary day of sickness and the blue bars point out the take a look at date.
Diagram 1: outbreak epi curve
As you possibly can see from this diagram, the variety of new circumstances is lowering. To stipulate this improvement much more clearly, we have now proven the common of the circumstances reported per seven days in diagram 2.
Diagram 2: seven-day common of the variety of new circumstances per day
The graph clearly reveals a decline in numbers. Which means that the variety of new infections per day is dropping. Please word: the crimson line numbers may nonetheless rise barely as a result of outcomes of recent contact tracing.
As I stated, cautiously, there’s some excellent news, however we’re not out of the woods but!
As you’re conscious, measures have been tightened from 9 January final week. The impact of which is able to solely be seen between 15 and 22 January, 2021. We hope that the variety of constructive circumstances will lower much more. To realize this we want the cooperation of each one.
Because of this we have now suggested the Lieutenant Governor to not change the measures we at the moment have in place. Clearly, we are going to proceed to watch the scenario carefully and if the Public Well being Division concludes that the measures may be relaxed or must be made extra stringent, we are going to instantly advise that particular plan of action.
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Susan Davis has been residing on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Grasp Teacher, an authorized hen information, and an underwater and topside photographer. She additionally enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism information weblog.