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Below follows an information and travel advisory update from the Aruba Tourism Authority regarding the measures Aruba has put in place, including travel protocols in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government of Aruba together with the Department of Public Health continuously monitors the situation based on a range of factors and epidemiological indicators to assess risk levels.
We want to share an important update about your upcoming trip. To help ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and visitors, the Government of Aruba continually assesses the overall environment related to COVID-19 and modifies a variety of health and safety protocols, as appropriate.
Effective January 18, 2022 it will be even easier to travel to Aruba! Continue reading to learn the details about
The following information reflects the most up-to-date information as it pertains to Aruba’s reopening protocols and procedures. Aruba’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend all visitors check Aruba.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more.
As of June 10, 2020, the government of Aruba officially announced that the country will reopen its borders and once again welcome inbound travel. The decision to reopen borders, which were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in early March, was made in conjunction with the Aruba Department of Public Health (DPH) and took into consideration the ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States.
The government of Aruba carefully considers a range of factors in the reopening decision-making process, including:
To maintain the safety and well-being of visitors and locals, new requirements are in place for visitors to be permitted to enter Aruba. There are also government-mandated procedures for visitors while staying in Aruba. While full procedural details will be updated on a regular basis, the following are some of the most important:
All visitors (including children) will be required to complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process and be approved in order to be permitted entry to Aruba.The new ED card process includes five components. Do take note carefully, as there are important steps, and visitors will not be granted access to Aruba without completing the process. Note: You will need a valid passport and a valid email address that you have access to.
This will require travelers to provide basic personal and travel details such as: date of birth, passport information, length of stay, etc and require visitors to provide truthful, accurate answers to questions regarding their health. These questions will likely include:
Timing: This must be completed within 3 days and 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
To create a safe environment for you — our guest — and residents alike, it is important that we have testing to confirm that all travelers are negative for coronavirus.
All visitors, 12 years and older, traveling to Aruba must take one lab certified COVID-19 test prior to arrival or upon arrival in Aruba.
Effective Jan 18th, 2022: Aruba accepts Antigen tests and Molecular tests (such as PCR) from any certified lab as long it meets the COVID-19 Testing Requirements.
Based on your country's risk level and the type of test you have either 3 days, 2 days or 1 day to complete your test and upload your test results as part of your ED Card process or you may be eligible to get tested at the airport upon arrival in Aruba.
Find out what the requirements are for your country on our Risk-level page.
The Aruba Health App offers passengers the opportunity to upload their test during the ED Card online registration process, and have it verified prior to departure to Aruba. Once approved, this will be registered on the Aruba Health App.
Test results via VFS Global | OK2Roam and CommonPass are also accepted as part of the ED-Card process.
Find the testing option best suited to you on the COVID-19 Testing Requirements page.
For details on the procedures for guests showing a positive COVID-19 test result while in Aruba, please reference the “Regulations when showing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 while in Aruba” section below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Aruba must ensure that all visitors (including children) are properly insured. The Aruba Visitors Insurance is a mandatory insurance that helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if testing positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Aruba.
For full details on the Aruba Visitors Insurance including coverage details, eligibility requirements, premium calculations by age, maximum length of coverage, FAQ’s and more, we encourage visitors to please click here. Some important highlights are listed below.
Timing: Purchase of the Aruba Visitors Insurance must be completed within 3 days, and 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
This will require visitors to consent to comply with the rules and procedures as mandated by the Aruban government. This will include:
Timing: Consent to Aruba Government mandates must be completed within 3 days and 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
All visitors will be required to comply with arrival health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba. The mandatory requirements will include:
For health and safety, wearing a mask is mandatory at specific places in Aruba. Visitors and locals are expected to have a mask with them at all times to use in the mandated places listed below, as well as any other instance where social distancing is not possible. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.
Visitors and locals should follow CDC and/or WHO guidelines for effective types of masks, as well as proper mask usage, which includes wearing it over the nose and mouth, securing it under the chin, and fitting it snugly against the sides of the face.
The government of Aruba has also implemented additional island-wide measures to further maintain the health and safety of visitors. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.
As per December 30, 2021, until further notice:
All establishments are currently required to close by midnight (12:00 am) at the latest. This is not applicable for establishments at hotel properties, Closing times per hotel may differ, please check with your hotel for more information. Casinos must close at 1:00 am at the latest.
An alcohol ban is temporarily in effect in certain public places in Aruba. There are still plenty of places to enjoy an alcoholic beverage on the island. Hotel guests can order alcoholic beverages on the beach as long as they stay on the hotel property, and can bring their beverages to their palapa or beach chair as long as they order from the hotel bar. Alcoholic beverages can still be enjoyed at beach bars or restaurants not affiliated with a hotel, as long as patrons stay within the grounds of the establishment. It is currently prohibited to consume alcohol on any other beaches, parking lots, parks, or in any public place unless it is a licensed establishment.
There are “restricted zones” that are off-limits between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 am. Restricted zones include all beaches and public parking lots.
No groups over six people are allowed to form in public spaces unless the group consists of a family from the same household. This includes gatherings on the beach.
Dancing in restaurants and nightlife establishments is prohibited. All bars, rum shops, nightclubs and restaurants can serve at tables only.
Seating at restaurants is at a maximum of six per table (excluding children under the age of 12), both indoors and outdoors. Tables must be at least 1.5 m apart.
Rum shops can serve 4 tables maximum, seating is four per table, both indoors and outdoors. Tables must be at least 1.5 m apart.
As part of their pandemic travel protocols, some countries/states/cities now require travelers show a negative COVID-19 test result to be granted re-entry to their country of origin. Aruba has all necessary testing facilities and procedures are in place for visitors. For a list of COVID-19 testing facilities in Aruba, click here.
IMPORTANT FOR U.S. VISITORS:
As announced by CDC, if you are traveling by air into the United States, you need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before your flight.
All visitors will be required to comply with the Government of Aruba procedures and protocols if showing symptoms and/or testing positive for COVID-19 while in Aruba. The mandatory requirements will include isolation, possible relocation and a quarantine for close contacts.
This information is subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Aruba. The preceding information reflects the most up-to-date information as it pertains to Aruba’s reopening protocols and procedures. Aruba’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend that all visitors check Aruba.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more.
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