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).
As of December 27, 2021, here are the countries considered high-risk:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- Saint Maarten
- South Korea
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States
- San Marino
- 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.
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.
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.
Additional Requirements Before You Arrive
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.
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.
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.
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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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