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    Urgent update

    Beginning Dec 27, 2021

    All testing must be done within 2 days of departure
    AND
    NO TESTING the airport

    Beginning December 27, 2021


    And

    Parties Cancelled
    https://24ora.com/a-para-tur-fiesta-...GbJr2tvggNsEVA

    And


    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

    Effective December 27, 2021, residents travelling to Aruba from a location listed as High-risk (including US and Canada), will need to complete a Molecular COVID-19 test two daysprior to departure date and won’t have the option to test upon arrival. The three day (72-hours) PCR testing will no longer be applicable for residents travelling from a High-risk country. Take note that if a traveler is traveling via a High-risk country as a non-transit passenger, meaning staying in the respective country for more than 24 hours, the requirement of two-day testing prior to departure shall be applicable. Transit passengers, those staying less than 24 hours, from non-High-risk countries can continue to test three days prior to departure date.
    There are different entry requirements for those who've recently recovered from COVID-19, see the FAQ lower on this page.
    This is a precautionary measure to protect our residents and our visitors. The level of risk of each country is identified based on government health data, particularly the total number of new cases compared to the total population. Please check out the list of High-risk and Very High-risk countries.
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    This is kind of confusing as it says residents traveling to Aruba. Maybe it’s just me but I’m unsure if the change applies to non-residents ?

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    no testing of anyone at the airport beginning Dec 27

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    This is kind of confusing as it says residents traveling to Aruba. Maybe it’s just me but I’m unsure if the change applies to non-residents ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    no testing of anyone at the airport beginning Dec 27
    Thanks, but does that mean non-residents also need to do the 2 day with a Molecular test? I’m trying to keep track of changes for my sister-in-laws trip and don’t want to give her wrong info.

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    https://24ora.com/a-para-tur-fiesta-...nan-pa-covid/?
    fbclid=IwAR0m1ssvSXyb15YzZ_C5j0db1W4AcvDffgL2kkgc_ BPKkgQEHQfbgX2hZkc

    My friend and trusted interpreter gives the translation below:
    Holiday events cancelled so organizers have time to refund tickets All need to be tested 48 hours in advance, with the exception of legal full time residents who can isolate at home until they get test results, but they are encouraged to home test before they arrive

    They are also telling locals if you are not vaxed DO NOT travel

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    Thanks for the update. Currently the Aruba authorities class the UK as very high risk only 24 hours for the test. This is virtually impossible so if it remains this way until March our trip will be postponed. Our hotel wants payment a month before arrival.

    I'm not sure how they assess the UK as very high & the USA as only high. Probably because they can't afford to stop USA tourists. The actual situation in the UK appears to me much better than the USA. I am triple-vaccinated, never needed a test and here in Scotland we are doing pretty well covid-wise.

    I would expect that over 95% of UK travellers will have had a booster shot on top of the two original ones.

    Anyway we will monitor the situation.
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    Everyone is changing the testing requirement. Viking was 3 days before your first flight, now it is two days before embarkation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Beginning Dec 27, 2021

    All testing must be done within 2 days of departure
    AND
    NO TESTING the airport

    Beginning December 27, 2021


    And

    Parties Cancelled
    https://24ora.com/a-para-tur-fiesta-...GbJr2tvggNsEVA

    And


    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

    Effective December 27, 2021, residents travelling to Aruba from a location listed as High-risk (including US and Canada), will need to complete a Molecular COVID-19 test two daysprior to departure date and won’t have the option to test upon arrival. The three day (72-hours) PCR testing will no longer be applicable for residents travelling from a High-risk country. Take note that if a traveler is traveling via a High-risk country as a non-transit passenger, meaning staying in the respective country for more than 24 hours, the requirement of two-day testing prior to departure shall be applicable. Transit passengers, those staying less than 24 hours, from non-High-risk countries can continue to test three days prior to departure date.
    There are different entry requirements for those who've recently recovered from COVID-19, see the FAQ lower on this page.
    This is a precautionary measure to protect our residents and our visitors. The level of risk of each country is identified based on government health data, particularly the total number of new cases compared to the total population. Please check out the list of High-risk and Very High-risk countries.
    We have to make one connection on our way to the island in February. The two day window starts at the departure of the connection flight, correct?






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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    We have to make one connection on our way to the island in February. The two day window starts at the departure of the connection flight, correct?
    Yes, for now...
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