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    NEWS effective August 1

    Effective August 1
    EVERYONE coming in to Aruba must have a current (3 days or less) Covid test.
    Even those already fully vaccinated
    USA is considered a high risk country.
    Mandatory insurance reduced to $15 per person...children under 12 Free
    I am awaiting clarification as to if there will be testing at airport for arrivals
    From DIARIO Tur biahero for di Merca despues di 1 di augustus tin cu test atrobe pa Covid19
    Posted on 07/29/2021 6:24 pm AST | Updated on 07/29/2021 6:29 pm AST
    ORANJESTAD – Tur biahero for di Merca, incluyendo residentenan di Aruba, entrante 1 di augustus, tin cu test pa Covid19, no obstante e hecho cu ta completamente vacuna. Esaki ta pasobra Aruba entrante 1 di augustus lo categorisa Merca como pais di riesgo halto. Esaki tabata un di e medidanan anuncia diahuebs atardi durante un conferencia di prensa. E otro medida pero positivo ta cu e seguro cu ta mandatario pa tur bishitante, ta conoce reduccion den tarifa. Entrante 1 di augustus tur biahe pa Aruba, e tarifa pa adulto lo ta di 15 dollar pa persona. Pa mucha bou di 12 anja, e seguro ta bira gratis.
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    Excellent news IMO. Some will be annoyed, some will be scrambling to get a test in time. Frankly, don't care. I've never understood why someone would get on a plane to any foreign country and rely on testing negative upon arrival and take the chance you'll test positive. Again, my personal feeling on the subject. Hope they mean they are eliminating that option. Thanks, Andrea!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Effective August 1
    EVERYONE coming in to Aruba must have a current (3 days or less) Covid test.
    Even those already fully vaccinated
    USA is considered a high risk country.
    Mandatory insurance reduced to $15 per person...children under 12 Free
    I am awaiting clarification as to if there will be testing at airport for arrivals
    From DIARIO Tur biahero for di Merca despues di 1 di augustus tin cu test atrobe pa Covid19
    Posted on 07/29/2021 6:24 pm AST | Updated on 07/29/2021 6:29 pm AST
    ORANJESTAD – Tur biahero for di Merca, incluyendo residentenan di Aruba, entrante 1 di augustus, tin cu test pa Covid19, no obstante e hecho cu ta completamente vacuna. Esaki ta pasobra Aruba entrante 1 di augustus lo categorisa Merca como pais di riesgo halto. Esaki tabata un di e medidanan anuncia diahuebs atardi durante un conferencia di prensa. E otro medida pero positivo ta cu e seguro cu ta mandatario pa tur bishitante, ta conoce reduccion den tarifa. Entrante 1 di augustus tur biahe pa Aruba, e tarifa pa adulto lo ta di 15 dollar pa persona. Pa mucha bou di 12 anja, e seguro ta bira gratis.
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    you're welcome.
    I am excited that your trip is SOON!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    Excellent news IMO. Some will be annoyed, some will be scrambling to get a test in time. Frankly, don't care. I've never understood why someone would get on a plane to any foreign country and rely on testing negative upon arrival and take the chance you'll test positive. Again, my personal feeling on the subject. Hope they mean they are eliminating that option. Thanks, Andrea!
    totally agree!
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    Agree 100%!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    Excellent news IMO. Some will be annoyed, some will be scrambling to get a test in time. Frankly, don't care. I've never understood why someone would get on a plane to any foreign country and rely on testing negative upon arrival and take the chance you'll test positive. Again, my personal feeling on the subject. Hope they mean they are eliminating that option. Thanks, Andrea!
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    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-he...or-travel#risk

    We want to share an important update about your upcoming trip. To help ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents and visitors, the Government of Aruba continually assesses the overall environment related to COVID-19 and modifies a variety of health and safety protocols, as appropriate. During the past month, some travelers were eligible to be exempt from the 72-hour testing requirement and enter the country with proof of vaccination (if they met eligibility requirements). However, out of an abundance of caution, Aruba is temporarily restricting that option for anyone entering from a high-risk country (listed below).
    So, effective August 1, 2021, if you are traveling to Aruba from a location listed on our website as high-risk, you will need to complete the 72-hour PCR testing requirement regardless of vaccination status. Please note that countries deemed high-risk are determined based on government health data and are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
    To learn more about entry requirements and 72-hour PCR testing protocols, please review our Traveler Health Requirements.
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    apparently the testing option at the airport in Aruba remains.
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    Not what we were hoping for!
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    Makes no sense to wait until you get there to tested can't even come home without testing first
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    Here is the response I just received from the ATA (emphasis is mine):

    "Advance testing remains the best option, however, testing upon arrival is still possible."

    I just don't get it.
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