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    My recent stay

    I was in Aruba from July 31st-August 8th yesterday. It was certainly different. No one on Eagle Beach which surprised me. Everywhere I would go they took my temperature. Cases on two consecutive days was 94 and 103. The bars were shut down on Friday and everything closes at 11 pm even the food trucks. Finding good food was hard as most of the restaurants were closed. Getting through customs when I arrived was easy if you have a covid test. Make sure to bring a copy of your results because that is what they will ask you for before you are cleared. Although the casinos were very tight I enjoyed my stayed. Will not go back until things are back to normal.
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    Thanks for taking the time to share. With all of the restaurants, bars and clubs closed seems like the only thing available is beach.

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    Thanks for sharing. Restaurant closures are a big deal for me. Glad you enjoyed!


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    WOW No one on Eagle Beach.
    That is shocking, I thought that there would be at least a few.

    Where did you stay? Was your temperature taken when you went into your resort lobby? Were mass mandated at your resort for indoor spaces?

    How late do the food trucks usually stay open?

    Thanks for your Aruba Story.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lrhsfb41 View Post
    I was in Aruba from July 31st-August 8th yesterday. It was certainly different. No one on Eagle Beach which surprised me. Everywhere I would go they took my temperature. Cases on two consecutive days was 94 and 103. The bars were shut down on Friday and everything closes at 11 pm even the food trucks. Finding good food was hard as most of the restaurants were closed. Getting through customs when I arrived was easy if you have a covid test. Make sure to bring a copy of your results because that is what they will ask you for before you are cleared. Although the casinos were very tight I enjoyed my stayed. Will not go back until things are back to normal.


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    Andrea yes temperature taken everywhere indoors even my resort when I came through the gate, I stayed at Palmaruba condos right across the street from Lindas and Bingo's. Mask are required everywhere on the island. Hand sanitizing stations at every entrance. Everyone I saw adhered to the mandate of the mask. The shocking thing again was at 11 there was no one on the road. It looked like a ghost town.
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    I looked at the Bucuti & Tara webcams at noon Aruba time. Looked like about 8 couples in total either at sunbeams or by the waterline. Looks like all the Bucuti sun umbrellas were down and they were putting everyone at the Tara side where lots of umbrellas were up.

    I need to find out if masks are required on the beach. If so then it's not really a holiday in my eyes.
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    Thanks for posting....
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    No mask requirement on beaches
    Quote Originally Posted by sundialSoft View Post
    I looked at the Bucuti & Tara webcams at noon Aruba time. Looked like about 8 couples in total either at sunbeams or by the waterline. Looks like all the Bucuti sun umbrellas were down and they were putting everyone at the Tara side where lots of umbrellas were up.

    I need to find out if masks are required on the beach. If so then it's not really a holiday in my eyes.


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    No mask required on the beach. Very empty on all of the beaches
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