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    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
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    I wondered if we would start seeing extra fees. Wonder if hotels will impose the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    I wondered if we would start seeing extra fees. Wonder if hotels will impose the same
    I think I'd count on it.....!
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/covid-19-surcharges-are-here-and-may-spread-to-travel/ar-BB14v8jD?li=BBnb7Kz
    Last edited by cpjones; 05-26-2020 at 10:58 AM.
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    Shouldnt these rentals already be cleaned properly before and visitor?
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    This morning, a friend on the island sent me this......There is new Aruba Airport protocol upon arrival.


    The Aruba Airport will have cameras that will check your temperature. Visitors with a high temperature will be tested and sent to a specific hotel until the results are obtained. If you test positive, you will be immediately sent back to your country. A negative test and you will be allowed to enter Aruba to enjoy your vacation on our ONE HAPPY ISLAND!!
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    Interesting news. I am sure the fellow airline passengers who just enjoyed their wonderful island visit will welcome the sick person back on the plane with open arms.....interesting way to deal with it is my thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteel337 View Post
    This morning, a friend on the island sent me this......There is new Aruba Airport protocol upon arrival.


    The Aruba Airport will have cameras that will check your temperature. Visitors with a high temperature will be tested and sent to a specific hotel until the results are obtained. If you test positive, you will be immediately sent back to your country. A negative test and you will be allowed to enter Aruba to enjoy your vacation on our ONE HAPPY ISLAND!!

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    from the ATA. (and there will be more to come)

    Introducing ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ (HH Code):
    The Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) in cooperation with the Department of Public Health and essential partners in the tourism industry are proud to present the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ (HH Code). The HH Code will be a stringent, cleaning and hygiene certification program mandatory for all tourism related businesses across the island. The aim of the program is to elevate hygiene and health/sanitation protocols by the time our borders reopen (tentatively set for June 15 – July 1) to provide assurance to future visitors that each tourism business has taken every measure to offer a safe environment for employees and guests.
    The protocols and measures embedded in the HH Code have taken the different (service) providers into account covering the various points of contact in the supply chain that visitors might encounter. Through the HH Code, Aruba aims to guarantee being a hygienic and clean destination, to ensure that the destination limits the chance of transmitting (any) disease.
    Ultimately, we strive for an Aruba vacation that is safe in an all-encompassing sense. One that provides relaxation, calmness and an authentic and meaningful experience to our visitors throughout the journey.



    The New Aruba HH Code Consumer Journey: Aruba’s health and safety protocols will provide a seamlessly secure and clean experience for visitors at every touchpoint, upon arrival in Aruba. The Aruba Airport Authority has worked with the Department of Public Health and followed World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to implement numerous measures such as screening, temperature checks, on-site medical professionals, social distance markers and additional shields and safeguards, mandatory PPE training for all staff, and more.
    As visitors depart the airport, they will find the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ certification seal of approval on taxis/transport and on all businesses that fall into the sectors of accommodations, food and beverage outlets, casinos, spas, retail shops, supermarkets, car rentals and tour operators.
    The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association has distributed their "Best Practices" guide to hotels which elevates the existing cleaning protocols to new norms for all areas including luggage handling, elevator safety, housekeeping guidelines, food & beverage service, casinos and more. The two pillars of the best practices guide are physical distancing and sanitation, based on the Department of Public Health and WHO guidelines. Visitors can expect such measures as plexiglass barriers at desks, digital keys and contactless check-in, thorough disinfecting of all public spaces and rooms, and more.
    We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Safety has always been one of Aruba’s strengths and by introducing the HH Code, we want to ensure our local community and visitors feel safe in Aruba.
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    AFAIK Aruba will not be sending any covid positive tourists back. They will be transported to a locally designated isolation facility. Where that is or if it's just individual houses I don't know. If a traveler shows any symptoms, they will be tested using a rapid test. The result will come back in 1 hour.

    Edit: As expected, covid 19 positive travelers will be sent to an appointed hotel deemed the "Covid hotel". They will remain at this hotel until a negative test shows they are free to go back home. Which hotel specifically, I do not know.
    Last edited by Arawak; 05-26-2020 at 03:58 PM.
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