Aruba is well known for its pristine white sand beaches, turquoise ocean, colorful architecture and a vibrant art and social scene.
Aruba’s tourism was decimated by the pandemic but has began its recovery by opening for international tourists.
Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements for Aruba and everything travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Countries Permitted To Visit Aruba
All nations can now visit Aruba in 2021, but with different rules based on risk.
As of August 1, 2021, here are the countries considered high-risk:
- Costa Rica
- South Africa
- South America
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
From August 1, 2021, all travelers coming from high-risk nations will have to provide a 72-hour PCR test, regardless of vaccination status (vaccination exemptions existed before Aug 1 and have been ended)
Travel Authorization To Visit Aruba
All travelers headed to Aruba must complete an online immigration form prior to arrival (E/D Card).
Aruba COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
All travelers must present proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival.
Travelers are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results to their online ED card (see above) prior to travel.
If travelers cannot obtain a negative-PCR test within 72 hours of departure, they can be tested upon arrival in Aruba at a cost of $90.00 USD, which they will buy in advance online.
Note* Travelers who get tested on arrival will have to go into quarantine while they wait for results, which usually take around 8 hours, but can take up to 24 hours. Travelers from high-risk nations cannot use this option.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Travelers arriving in Aruba who provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test are not required to quarantine.
If a traveler tests positive using the test on arrival system, they will be quarantined until they no longer test positive.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All incoming travelers must Purchase the official Aruba Covid Coverage insurance for duration of trip. The cost is $30.00 USD.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Aruba
All travelers must follow health protocols while in Aruba including:
- Download the Aruba Health App
- Agree to health screening and temperature checks upon arrival
- To wear a mask during the flight and at the airport
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing when instructed
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Aruba started making vaccination exemptions for US travelers on July 14, 2021. They allowed American travelers who had proof of vaccination and the SmartHeatlh Card to skip PCR testing. However, because of Delta, they have revoked this starting August 1, 2021.
Visa Entry Requirements For Aruba During COVID-19
All travelers arriving in Aruba will need to follow regular visa requirements.
Use the official Aruba Tourism page to find out if you need a visa before traveling to Aruba.
Travelers that require a visa must apply at the Aruba embassy/consulate in their home country.
Aruba Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Complete online immigration form
- Check if you need a visa for entry to Aruba.
- Upload a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. Travelers may also be tested on arrival if they are eligible.
- Follow all health protocols while in Aruba
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories
Article originally published October 22, 2020 with updates