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Below follows an information and travel advisory update from the Aruba Tourism Authority regarding the measures Aruba has put in place, including travel protocols in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government of Aruba together with the Department of Public Health continuously monitors the situation based on a range of factors and epidemiological indicators to assess risk levels.

Last Updated: January 17th, 2022
Valid Through: Today

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Viktig information som måste läsas av alla som reser till Aruba

Reopening statement & country/region start dates

As of June 10, 2020, the government of Aruba officially announced that the country will reopen its borders and once again welcome inbound travel. The decision to reopen borders, which were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in early March, was made in conjunction with the Aruba Department of Public Health (DPH) and took into consideration the ongoing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States.

The government of Aruba carefully considers a range of factors in the reopening decision-making process, including:

  • Local Containment
    An aggressive response to identifying and managing potential cases of COVID-19 was impactful and reduced the effect on Aruba.
  • Gradual Easing of On-Island Restrictions
    As conditions improved, restrictions on the island have been carefully rolled back without significant concerns.
  • Stringent Health Standards in Place
    Stringent new health and safety protocols, including the Aruba Health & Happiness Code, have been implemented island-wide, with a heavy emphasis on tourism and hospitality businesses to help ensure the well-being of Aruba’s visitors and local community.

Mandatory procedures & requirements for entry

To maintain the safety and well-being of visitors and locals, new requirements are in place for visitors to be permitted to enter Aruba. There are also government-mandated procedures for visitors while staying in Aruba. While full procedural details will be updated on a regular basis, the following are some of the most important:

The online embarkation/disembarkation process

All visitors (including children) will be required to complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process and be approved in order to be permitted entry to Aruba.The new ED card process includes five components. Do take note carefully, as there are important steps, and visitors will not be granted access to Aruba without completing the process. Note: You will need a valid passport and a valid email address that you have access to.

Component 1 & 2: Basic Traveler Information & Personal Health Assessment

This will require travelers to provide basic personal and travel details such as: date of birth, passport information, length of stay, etc and require visitors to provide truthful, accurate answers to questions regarding their health. These questions will likely include: 

  • Have you (or the person for whom you completed this form) been suspected of or diagnosed with pneumonia or the COVID-19 infection within the past 14 days?
  • Did you (or the person for whom you completed this form) have any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell/taste?
  • Have you been in quarantine within the past 14 days?
  • Have you had any close contact (less than two meters) for more than 15 minutes with a probable or confirmed COVID-19-infected person within the past 14 days, including persons in quarantine or isolation?

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

Component 3: Negative 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, 12 years and older, traveling to Aruba must take one lab certified COVID-19 test prior to arrival or upon arrival in Aruba.

Effective Jan 18th, 2022: Aruba accepts Antigen tests and Molecular tests (such as PCR) from any certified lab as long it meets the COVID-19 Testing Requirements.

Based on your country's risk level and the type of test you have either 3 days, 2 days or 1 day to complete your test and upload your test results as part of your ED Card process or you may be eligible to get tested at the airport upon arrival in Aruba.
Find out what the requirements are for your country on our Risk-level page.

The Aruba Health App offers passengers the opportunity to upload their test during the ED Card online registration process, and have it verified prior to departure to Aruba. Once approved, this will be registered on the Aruba Health App.
Test results via VFS Global | OK2Roam and CommonPass are also accepted as part of the ED-Card process.
Find the testing option best suited to you on the COVID-19 Testing Requirements page.

For details on the procedures for guests showing a positive COVID-19 test result while in Aruba, please reference the “Regulations when showing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 while in Aruba” section below.
 

Component 4: Requisite Insurance Coverage

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Aruba must ensure that all visitors (including children) are properly insured. The Aruba Visitors Insurance is a mandatory insurance that helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if testing positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Aruba.

For full details on the Aruba Visitors Insurance including coverage details, eligibility requirements, premium calculations by age, maximum length of coverage, FAQ’s and more, we encourage visitors to please click here. Some important highlights are listed below.

  • Visitors must purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance in order to complete the ED card process.
  • Visitors can buy or use their own travel or health insurance to supplement the Aruba Visitors Insurance, but not to replace it.
  • Other insurances may cover you for some of the COVID-19-related expenses, but few plans offer comprehensive COVID-19 coverage in Aruba and also cover isolation costs outside of a hospital.
  • The premium is a reasonably priced, one-time flat fee, not a daily rate based on length of stay. Note, this premium reflects a reduction in the cost of insurance from prior months. For more details click here.
  • Subject to an overall limit of US$75,000, a visitor who tests positive for COVID-19 in Aruba, will have very few, if any, out-of-pocket expenses with the Aruba Visitors Insurance, as the medical and non-medical providers are paid directly by the locally licensed insurers.
  • If you purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance and do not take your trip, you may request a full refund by email.
  • As soon as you’ve completed the ED-Card form and payment, you will receive an email with your Aruba Visitors Insurance policy documents attached. 


Timing: Purchase of the Aruba Visitors Insurance must be completed within 3 days, and 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.

Component 5: Consent to Aruba Government Mandates

This will require visitors to consent to comply with the rules and procedures as mandated by the Aruban government. This will include:

  • Acknowledgment and consent that upon arrival and during their stay in Aruba visitors shall cooperate with any type of COVID-19 testing as indicated by the public health authorities of Aruba, including isolation and/or quarantine.
  • Acknowledgment and consent that in case the visitor undergoes diagnostic Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing upon arrival, they shall await their Molecular PCR COVID-19 test results in quarantine as instructed by the public health authorities.
  • Acknowledgment and consent to follow any and all instructions imposed by the public health authorities of Aruba; this includes, but is not limited to, instructions to be isolated or quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.
  • For details on the procedures for guests showing a positive COVID-19 test result while in Aruba, please reference the “Regulations when showing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 while in Aruba” section below.

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

Email notification

  • Upon successful completion of the ED card process, travelers will receive an email confirmation of approval for travel, which must be shown either digitally or in printed form at check in or upon boarding.

Arrival health procedures in Aruba

All visitors will be required to comply with arrival health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba. The mandatory requirements will include:

  • For all inbound visitors age 12 and above, the Aruban government requires a mask be worn in flight to Aruba, at the airport in Aruba and until you enter your room at your booked place of stay.
  • Travelers from low risk countries 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.
    • Children 11 and under will not be required to take the mandatory Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon arrival at the Aruba Airport.
  • Prior to travel, visitors should download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App. A mobile resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba, and faster results for Molecular PCR COVID-19 tests taken in Aruba.

While in Aruba - Mask wearing requirements & additional safety protocols

For health and safety, wearing a mask is mandatory at specific places in Aruba. Visitors and locals are expected to have a mask with them at all times to use in the mandated places listed below, as well as any other instance where social distancing is not possible. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.

Where masks are mandatory:

 

  • The government of Aruba requires that all inbound visitors ages 12 and older wear a mask in flight to Aruba. Note: Please also check with your respective airline for their in-flight requirements and procedures for travel.
  • The government of Aruba requires that all inbound visitors ages 12 and older wear a mask in the airport in Aruba.
  • The government of Aruba requires all visitors and locals to wear a mask in any indoor public space. This includes, but is not limited to, retail shops, supermarkets, museums, casinos, etc. Note: Please also check with your respective hotel or accommodations for their specific mask wearing protocols.

Where masks are strongly encouraged:

  • In places not listed above as mandatory, the government of Aruba strongly encourages visitors and locals to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible and where there are no physical barriers, such as plexiglass shields, to compensate for social distancing.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, food and beverage establishments, outdoor retail shops, outdoor attractions, parks, bike paths and walkways, etc.

Proper mask usage:

Visitors and locals should follow CDC and/or WHO guidelines for effective types of masks, as well as proper mask usage, which includes wearing it over the nose and mouth, securing it under the chin, and fitting it snugly against the sides of the face.


Additional important safety measures & updates

The government of Aruba has also implemented additional island-wide measures to further maintain the health and safety of visitors. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.

  • Safety protocols to consider during your stay in Aruba

  • Masks are mandatory at the airport, and at all indoor public spaces. They are recommended at all times social distancing is difficult.

  • Establishments not on hotel property are required to close by 1:00 am, all Casinos need to close at 2:00 am. 

    • Nightlife considerations

    • The public alcohol ban has been lifted

    • Dancing is no longer prohibited

    • All bars, rum shops, nightclubs, and restaurants can serve at tables only.

    • Rum shops can serve 10 tables maximum, seating is four per table, both indoors and outdoors. Tables must be at least 1.5 m apart.

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    • Beaches and public parking limitations have been lifted

    • Seating at restaurants is at a maximum of ten per table (excluding children under the age of 12), both indoors and outdoors. Tables must be at least 1.5m apart.

    • Forming large groups in public spaces is no longer limited.

Testing before your return flight

As part of their pandemic travel protocols, some countries/states/cities now require travelers show a negative COVID-19 test result to be granted re-entry to their country of origin. Aruba has all necessary testing facilities and procedures are in place for visitors. For a list of COVID-19 testing facilities in Aruba, click here.

IMPORTANT FOR U.S. VISITORS:
As announced by CDC, if you are traveling by air into the United States, you need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before your flight. 

Regulations when showing symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test while in Aruba

All visitors will be required to comply with the Government of Aruba procedures and protocols if showing symptoms and/or testing positive for COVID-19 while in Aruba. The mandatory requirements will include isolation, possible relocation and a quarantine for close contacts.

The complete details can be found in the Isolation Protocol for Visitors (version 4) as publishd by the Department of Public Health (DVG).

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ED Card FAQ

Will there be costs associated with the Embarkation / Disembarkation (ED) Card?
There are two components of the ED card process that call for payment: 1) Securing the requisite health insurance coverage as mandated by the government of Aruba. 2) The PCR test at the Aruba airport for those who did not upload a certified negative test result.
Can I start the ED card process after booking, or do I need to wait 3 days before traveling?
Fill out the online ED card no earlier than 3 days prior to travel. The self-health declaration, securing the requisite insurance coverage, and payment for any PCR testing at the Aruba airport must be completed between 3 days and 4 hours prior to travel. The negative test results must then be uploaded as part of the ED card process no later than 4 hours prior to your departing flight to Aruba (the last leg of your trip).

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Health & Testing FAQ

What is a self-health declaration?
It is part of the ED card process and should be submitted 3 days prior to travel to Aruba. This declaration must include truthful answers and consists of the following questions:
• Have you (or the person for whom you completed this form) been suspected diagnosed with pneumonia or the COVID-19 infection within the past 14 days?
• Did you (or the person for whom you completed this form) have any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell/taste?
• Have you been in quarantine within the past 14 days?
• Have you had any close contact (less than 2 meters or 6 feet) for more than 15 minutes with a probable or confirmed COVID-19-infected person within the past 14 days, including persons in quarantine or isolation?

Consult edcardaruba.aw for the most up to date list of questions.
Can I take any type of COVID-19 test prior to travel as part of the ED card process?
No, only a specific list of test types are accepted for entry. You can find this complete list on https://www.aruba.com/testing
Why is Aruba requesting that travelers provide a certified negative COVID-19 test result?
We are requiring a negative test to minimize the chances of an individual contracting the virus ahead of travel to Aruba. This is for the safety of Aruba’s visitors and local community. The negative test results must then be provided as part of the ED card process no later than 4 hours prior to your departing flight to Aruba (the last leg of your trip).
If I've recovered from COVID-19 recently, how can I provide a negative COVID-19 test result?
Due to the fact that COVID-19 can show residual traces many weeks later in those who have tested positive, yet they show no symptoms and are likely not infectious, the Aruban government has implemented a specific policy.

Those visitors 12 and older, who have tested positive using a Molecular COVID-19 test by nasopharyngeal swab between 10 days and 12 weeks prior to their travel date to Aruba, and do not show any symptoms, will be exempt from the requirement of providing a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to Aruba.

As part of the mandatory online Embarkation/Disembarkation Card process, these visitors will, however, be required to upload proof of their positive Molecular COVID-19 by nasopharyngeal swab test result taken between 10 days and 12 weeks prior to their travel date to Aruba.

Note: This exemption does not apply for anyone who has had a positive COVID-19 test older than 12 weeks, or anyone who is not able to provide proof in the form of a Molecular COVID-19 by nasopharyngeal swab test result. Some examples of accepted Molecular COVID-19 tests are: PCR by nasopharyngeal swab, NAAT by nasopharyngeal swab, TMA by nasopharyngeal swab, etc. Some examples of tests that are not accepted are: Antigen, Antibody, blood tests, etc.
Do children need to be tested as well?
Children 11 and under are not required to take or submit any test.
(only for low-risk countries) If taking the PCR test in Aruba, are we quarantined to our room in the hotel or just the hotel? Can we still go to facilities in the hotel such as the beach and pool?
If your test was administered on the island upon arrival, you are required to quarantine in your room at your booked accommodation until you receive your test result. The quarantine will be up to 24 hours and the Aruba Department of Health will make every effort to have as quickly as possible, in order to minimize visitors’ time in quarantine. Visitors are required to stay in their rooms to ensure the safety of fellow guests and Arubans.
If I tested positive while in Aruba, do I need to test negative before I can return to my country?
Yes. If you test positive, you must remain in isolation until declared recovered.
(only for low-risk countries) If I have received the COVID-19 vaccine, do I need to go through the testing and entry requirements? Will this change in the future?
To ensure the safety of other travelers, Aruba continues to require that all travelers follow the current protocol, which includes testing either prior to travel or upon arrival at the airport. New: Alternatively certain eligible travelers who meet the requirements may provide proof of vacinnation instead of testing. Read the complete details on this COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/vaccine-for-travel .
Can I test positive and be placed in quarantine even though I'm vaccinated?
According to the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html), "Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the U.S. can cause you to test positive on viral tests which are used to see if you have a current infection." For Aruba’s testing protocols, visit https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements .

What are the Covid-19 testing requirements for Cruise Visitors to Aruba?
Planning to visit Aruba on your cruise voyage? Aruba considers cruise passengers as same day travelers as they spend less than 24 hours on-island. Therefore, cruise passengers are not required to test and do not have to show a Covid-19 test nor proof of vaccination to enter the island. Cruise passengers may explore their island at will but need to adhere to local applicable measures such as social distancing, facemasks when indoors and hand sanitizing. Cruise passengers need to consider, however, the relevant policies of their cruise line. Contact your cruise line for the specifics.

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COVID-19 Measures FAQ

Will I have to wear a mask during my vacation time in Aruba?
The Aruban government requires that all inbound travelers wear a mask during their flight to Aruba and at the Queen Beatrix International Airport. The Department of Public Health (DOPH) requires all visitors and locals to wear a mask in any indoor public space, public transportation and tour buses.
What safeguards will be in place for people visiting the island?
To help reduce health risks and ensure the safety of everyone on the island, we have implemented a number of safeguards, including the Aruba Health & Happiness Code certification. The Aruba Health & Happiness Code certification provides assurance that Aruba’s tourism-related businesses have taken every measure to offer a safe environment for employees and guests. These measures are built on the pillars of smart social distancing and rigorous hygiene protocols.
Are all businesses required to meet the Aruba Health & Happiness Code standards?
All tourism-related businesses are required to meet the Health & Happiness Code standards. This includes accommodations, restaurants, food trucks, casinos, hotels, retail stores, tour operators, transportation, and spas, among others.

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Aruba Visitors Insurance FAQ

What will the Aruba Visitors Insurance cover?
- Hospital cost: Hospitalization expenses to treat severe COVID-19 symptoms, including specialist fees, diagnostic X-rays, lab expenses, and nursing costs.
- Intensive care unit costs: Intensive care unit charges for treatment of a critical ailment caused by COVID-19.
- Transportation: Costs of transportation of a Covid-19 infected person, up to an aggregate sublimit of $350
- Doctor consults: Costs of doctor consults, up to an aggregate sublimit of $500.
- Isolation expenses: Maximum sublimit of $125 per day, max. 14 days, in case of a positive COVID-19 test result.
- COVID-19 test: Max. 4 medically necessary COVID-19 tests as outpatient, with a sublimit of $75 per test. The mandatory first test upon arrival in Aruba is excluded.
Can I use my own travel or health insurance?
You can buy or use your own travel or health insurance to supplement the Aruba Visitors Insurance, but not replace it. Other insurance may cover you for some COVID-19-related expenses, but few plans offer comprehensive COVID-19 coverage in Aruba that also covers isolation costs outside of a hospital. In addition, many foreign insurers don’t have a direct billing agreement with all the providers in Aruba.

Return Travel Testing FAQ

Are the testing facilities convenient to Aruba’s main hotel areas?
Yes. The Horacio Oduber Hospital is located in Eagle Beach, Medcare clinic is located on the South end of Palm Beach, and MedLab and Laboratorio Familiar is located on the North end of Palm Beach.
Can I get my Covid-19 test done at my place of stay in Aruba?
Yes. Two of Aruba’s facilities, MedLab & Medcare, offer testing at the visitor’s accommodation. Check with the facility for details on appointments, any additional fees, etc.
Are costs for the Covid-19 test covered by the required purchase of Aruba Visitors Insurance?
No. Covid-19 tests performed in Aruba for visitors return flight requirements are not covered by the Aruba Visitor Insurance. Please note: If your test shows a positive result, the Aruba Visitor Insurance will be activated and will cover costs related to medical coverage, isolation expenses, transportation, etc. For complete details on what is covered by the Aruba Visitors Insurance visit https://www.arubavisitorsinsurance.com/
Would my personal insurance cover the test?

It may or may not. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your insurance company covers the costs of a “fit-to-fly” type test.
Are children required to show a negative COVID-19 test for return travel?

This depends on the requirements of your home country/state/city. For US travelers, the CDC has stated the order applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents. For more details on the CDC travel requirements https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
How long will it take to get my test results?
This may vary a bit between facilities in Aruba, but, generally, you will receive your test results within 24 hours. Please check with your selected testing facility in Aruba for exact timings.
How will I receive my test results?
This may vary between facilities in Aruba, but, generally, you will receive confirmation in electronic form via email. Please check with your selected testing facility in Aruba for their exact procedures.
When do I have to take the test in Aruba?
This all depends on the requirements of your country/state/city. Most protocols require a negative test result within 3 days-24 hours preceding flight departure. Visitors are strongly encouraged to learn their country/state/city testing requirements and coordinate their test in Aruba accordingly, as there will be specified test timing requirements in order for the test to be valid. For complete details on the CDC guidelines for US travelers, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
When should I make an appointment or plans for my test?
Once your travel plans to Aruba are solidified, we recommend visitors identify and make contact with their testing facility of choice in Aruba. The earlier visitors can plan their testing or make an appointment, the better.
Will my accommodation help me secure the appointment?
Please consult your accommodation to confirm their policy on assistance in making testing appointments or any other testing services they provide their guests.
Should I use the Aruba Health App?
Yes. Prior to travel, all visitors should download the Aruba Health App via https://www.aruba.com/us/aruba-health-app . Created by Aruba’s Department of Public Health, the Aruba Health App will help provide a more seamless, contactless experience including important health information while on-island, a listing of all the businesses certified with Aruba’s Health & Happiness Code, faster test results and more.

What if I show a positive COVID-19 test result?
In the event of a positive COVID-19 test result, all visitors are required to follow the isolation protocols as put in place by the Government of Aruba and agreed to by the visitor as part of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process. For more details, visit https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements
If I recently recovered from COVID-19, and entered Aruba with proof of past positivity, will I also be required to show a negative Covid-19 test for return travel from Aruba?
This depends on the requirements of your home country/state/city. For US travelers, the CDC states the following: “If you have had a positive viral test in the past 3 months, and you have met the criteria to end isolation, you may travel instead with documentation of your positive viral test results and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. The positive test result and letter together are referred to as "documentation of recovery". 
For more details on the CDC travel requirements visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

This information is subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Aruba. The preceding information reflects the most up-to-date information as it pertains to Aruba’s reopening protocols and procedures. Aruba’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend that all visitors check Aruba.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more. 

If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to email us directly at support@aruba.com.