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Aruba Tightens Entry Requirements For The U.S. And Canada Over Omicron Concerns

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Starting Monday, December 27, 2021, residents from the U.S., Canada, and other high-risk countries traveling to Aruba will need to complete a Molecular COVID-19 test two days (48 hours) before departure and will no longer have the option to test upon arrival. Regardless of vaccination status, residents traveling from high-risk countries will no longer qualify for three-day (72-hour) PCR testing. Travelers coming from very high-risk countries must perform the PCR test within one day (24-hours). 

Airplane flying into Aruba

As of December 27, 2021, here are the countries considered high-risk:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saba
  • Saint Maarten
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Very-High Risk:

  • Andorra
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Passengers from all other countries not listed as “closed“, “high-risk” or “very high-risk” can continue to enter Aruba by either providing proof of full vaccination or testing upon arrival. Testing upon arrival can be purchased in advance if travelers cannot obtain a negative-PCR test within 72-hours of departure.

COVID-19 test

Travelers tested upon arrival are placed in quarantine while waiting for results which can take up to 24-hours. This option is not available to travelers from high-risk nations.

Mask on suitcase in hotel room

Passangers In-transit 

The new two-day testing requirements will also apply to travelers passing through a high-risk country and staying more than 24-hours. Transit passengers from non-high-risk countries may continue to test 72-hours before their departure if their transit through a high-risk country is less than 24-hours.

Shoppers in Aruba

Additional Requirements Before You Arrive

In addition to testing, all travelers headed to Aruba must complete an online immigration form (E/D Card) which requires the purchase of Aruba Visitors Insurance

Woman in mask on phone

All travelers 12 and older who have recently tested positive using a molecular COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab test (via noise or throat) within 2 and 12 weeks before their travel date and do not show any symptoms will be exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test. These travelers will be required to include their positive Molecular COVID-19 test in the online immigration form mentioned above.

Passport and PCR Test

Health Requirements During Your Trip

Visitors must download the Aruba Health App, follow health protocols such as health screening and temperature checks upon arrival, practice social distancing, and wear masks when instructed.

Man holding mask, passport and hand sanitizer

Leaving The Island

Currently, all air passengers entering the U.S. are required to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 24-hours before their flight. You can learn more about testing options in Aruba on their COVID-19 Testing Facilities page.

Busy airport covid

The U.S. State Department and The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory and Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Aruba advising Americans to reconsider travel due to COVID-related conditions. 

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Thursday 30th of December 2021

the website doesn't show the cost - unless you presumably enter all your info, but I did find it elsewhere.

it's a flat $15 per trip. Reasonable enough, but still part of the larger scam.