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Thread: NEWS. PLEASE READ. PCR test now mandated for ages 12 and older entering Aruba

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    NEWS. PLEASE READ. PCR test now mandated for ages 12 and older entering Aruba

    As of the August 25th everyone 12 and older must take a PCR test to enter Aruba

    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-he...ts#component-3


    Timing: This must be completed within 3 days hours and 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.

    COMPONENT 3: NEGATIVE MOLECULAR COVID-19 TEST
    To create a safe environment for you — our guest — and residents alike, it is important that we have testing to confirm that all travelers are negative for coronavirus.
    All visitors, 15 years and older (this will change to "12 year and older" starting Aug. 25, 2021) , traveling to Aruba must take one Molecular COVID-19 test within 3 days to 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
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    Am I to understand that this means Aruba is FINALLY eliminating testing upon arrival? I sure hope so!
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    Unfortunately, no. It's still an option on the health requirements page. Disappointing but don't think they'll eliminate that option.

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    Am I to understand that this means Aruba is FINALLY eliminating testing upon arrival? I sure hope so!
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    Yes. Very disappointing that the testing upon arrival option is still available. We’re supposed to go October 11-21 and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they get a handle on this soon. We’re still open to canceling if things aren’t significantly better before then.
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    I read it as prior negative test to enter Aruba....
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    • All travelers not showing documentation indicating a negative Molecular COVID-19 test result prior to travel to Aruba as a part of the ED card process will receive a Molecular PCR COVID-19 test at the Airport when arriving in Aruba.
    • The Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing will be followed by a mandatory quarantine at the traveler’s booked accommodations while test results are assessed.
    • The mandatory quarantine while test results are assessed will be up to 24 hours. The health department will make every effort to have results as quickly as possible in order to minimize the visitor’s time in quarantine.


    It's still there; you have to scroll down really far.

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    I read it as prior negative test to enter Aruba....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    • All travelers not showing documentation indicating a negative Molecular COVID-19 test result prior to travel to Aruba as a part of the ED card process will receive a Molecular PCR COVID-19 test at the Airport when arriving in Aruba.
    • The Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing will be followed by a mandatory quarantine at the traveler’s booked accommodations while test results are assessed.
    • The mandatory quarantine while test results are assessed will be up to 24 hours. The health department will make every effort to have results as quickly as possible in order to minimize the visitor’s time in quarantine.


    It's still there; you have to scroll down really far.
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    yup, testing at the airport is still an option.

    so if the kid tests positive upon arrival, and the insurance is for ages 15 and up, who pays for the isolation?
    maybe insurance is now required for that age group?
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    I'm not quite clear as to why people are looking to see the option to test on arrival at AUA ended...? We were relieved that we could test at AUA because we couldn't get a guaranteed result within the prescribed timeframe in Toronto when we went down in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    I'm not quite clear as to why people are looking to see the option to test on arrival at AUA ended...? We were relieved that we could test at AUA because we couldn't get a guaranteed result within the prescribed timeframe in Toronto when we went down in November.
    Because people choosing this option who have Covid run the risk of infecting others at the airport or on the airplane. I'd rather know that everyone on my airplane at least had a negative test in the days leading up to to boarding that airplane. It's not a guarantee, but still provides some added protection to everyone else.
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