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
Aruba has been reopening to a variety of countries/areas in a staged manner.
Canada, the Caribbean and Europe = July 1, 2020
USA = July 10, 2020
Central and South America = December 1, 2020
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.
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 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
A vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available to the public. Aruba has not announced any mandates on a proof of vaccine record (POVR) for entry.
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.
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
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Article originally published October 22, 2020