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Open For Happiness

Bonbini - Welcome back!

Aruba’s sunny shores are welcoming visitors once again! The people of Aruba  look forward to greeting you on One happy island with warmth, gratitude and, above all, your safety and well-being as our most important priority. 

Aruba’s diligent reopening has happened in phases, monitored closely by the Government of Aruba and the Department of Public Health. We want to make traveling to Aruba as safe and easy as possible and we’re pleased to share our most updated reopening status by region/country:

The United States of America : Open!
Travel permitted from all 50 States as of July 10, 2020.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective January 26th, 2021, as announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative, PCR or Antigen, Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the United States. In addition, the results of the test must be from no more than 72 hours prior to departure. In the Aruban Government’s continuing efforts to provide the most safe, seamless and coordinated travel experience possible, all necessary facilities and procedures are in place for any visitor needing to take a Covid-19 test while in Aruba as a requirement for re-entry to their country/state/city of origin. For a list of COVID-19 testing facilities in Aruba, click here

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning November 1, 2020, the classification of U.S. “hot spot” states will no longer be in effect. As such, as part of the required online Embarkation/ Disembarkation card process, residents of all 50 states will now have the option to take a PCR based Molecular COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport in Aruba as well as the option to provide a certified negative test result prior to travel to Aruba.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Through a partnership with Vault Health, all JetBlue passengers who want to test prior to travel to Aruba, now have the convenient option of an at-home, saliva-based PCR based Molecular COVID-19 test, in addition to the option of securing a Molecular COVID-19 test from another certified health provider or lab. Those JetBlue passengers not choosing to test prior to travel must take a PCR based Molecular COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport in Aruba. For more details, click here.

Canada : Open!
Travel permitted as of July 1, 2020

Europe : Open!
Travel permitted as of July 1, 2020

South America : Opening December 1st, 2020!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting January 25th, 2021, residents of Brazil will no longer be able to travel to Aruba due to the new variant of the COVID-19 now present in Brazil. 
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning December 1, 2020, travel will be permitted from all South American countries, with the exception of Venezuela and Peru. Prior to the pandemic, a border closure with Venezuela was already in effect and shall remain so for the time being.

Residents of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru wishing to travel to Aruba are encouraged to check frequently as updates will be shared in the near future.

Central America : Opening December 1st, 2020!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning December 1st, 2020, travel will be permitted from all Central American countries.

The Caribbean : Open!
Travel permitted as of July 1, 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Beginning December 1st, 2020, travel will be permitted from all Caribbean countries and now include the Dominican Republic & Haiti 

All other regions & countries : Open!

Aruba’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend all visitors check frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more. 

Important traveler information

Below you’ll find important information and guidance on many of Aruba’s reopening procedures, policies and measures put in place to help ensure that you not only have safe passage to Aruba, but a safe and happy experience in paradise. Please take the time to learn about all the new requirements for visiting Aruba, airline schedules, cleanliness and hygiene certifications for Aruba’s businesses, and more. 

Again, we recommend all visitors check frequently for any changes or updates. In the meantime, visitors can begin to book their flights, secure their accommodations and plan their activities for their dream escape to One happy island. 

Masha danki, and we hope to see you soon!

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Countless Ways to Find Happiness

Why Aruba?

It’s not easy to pick a Caribbean vacation destination, but fortunately, we’re here to help you understand just what makes Aruba so special, unique and worthy of your consideration.



Aruba has convenient and direct flights from major U.S. & Canadian cities.



We speak four languages, and have more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.



We're small, safe, and modern, so you can make our entire Aruba island your playground.

Things to Do in Aruba

Aruba may be best known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and you’re sure to be amazed by an incredible set of new and exciting things to do. Whether you seek peace and tranquility, excitement and adventure, immersive cultural experiences or an alluring romantic getaway, the One happy island has got you covered. With so many Fun Things to Do in Aruba, you’re sure to find an activity, sight, attraction or event that’s right up your alley!

Save your favorite places and experiences to a custom itinerary you can manage while you're visiting the island.

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Get inspired with locally-sourced itineraries

We Are Family

Headshot of blogger Jane Vermaas in Aruba

Jane Vermaas

​Revel in family time as you venture out and discover that Aruba has something captivating for every generation.

The Philip's Animal Garden in Aruba is for young and old.

Interact with animals at Philip's garden

Aerial shot of Casibari Rock Formations.

​Climb boulders at Casibari rocks

Family having a visit at the donkey sanctuary in Aruba

​Pet & feed donkeys at their sanctuary

Mural Art in San Nicolas. Artistic painting of two face on a wall in Aruba.

Explore artistic murals in San Nicolas

San Nicolas now boosts a brand new Museum of Industry (opened September 2016) and a soon to open Community Museum in the newly restored Nicolaas Store in Aruba.

Observe Aruba's history in San Nicolas


Aruba's Culture Buff

Picture of itinerary author Vicky Arens

Vicky Arens

Whenever I travel I want to be immersed in the local culture, follow my journey and discover what makes Aruba unique.

Shot of Royal Plaza Mall located in Oranjestad

Revel in our colonial architecture


Discover our Archaeological Museum

Building Cosecha Oranjestad.

​Stroll to Cosecha and find local art

Come enjoy a light meal here at The Old Fisherman Restaurant in Aruba.

Have a local lunch


Lovebirds in Paradise

Picture of itinerary author Glendeline Maduro

Glendeline Maduro

Fall deeper in love as you uncover Aruba's treasures alongside your better half.

California Lighthouse was named after steamship
California, which wrecked nearby on September 23, 1981 in Aruba.

​Rent a bike and go to the lighthouse


Enjoy a healthy lunch at Garden Fresh

Terrafuse art gallery

Create your glass jewelry at Terrafuse

Image of the dining area of Passions on the Beach

Dine & unwind at Passions on the Beach


Eat & Drink Like a Local

Shot of ATA's Junior Digital Content Specialist and Blogger horseback riding in Aruba

Jennifer Richardson

As we say in Papiamento, "Barika jen, curason contento," a full belly makes for a happy heart.

Entrance of restaurant at night.

​Savor some Dutch pancakes


Eat lunch with the locals at Zeerovers

Energy boosting shakes ready to be  enjoyed by happy customers

Grab a smoothie at Mauchi

People standing in front of Saco di Felipe store in Aruba.

Enjoy the local favorite Saco di Felipe


Your North Coast Adventure Awaits

Picture of blog author Ulrich Hermans

Ulrich Hermans

​Get your adrenaline pumping as you immerse yourself in thrill-seeking activities.

​Hike or bike in the National Park


​Relax at Boca Prins with a cold beer


Visit the Quadirikiri cave


Ride the waves at Armando's kite shack

Charlie's Bar & Restaurant was founded on September 18, 1941. Over the years old and new items where carefully collected and now adorn the walls and ceilings of the restaurant

Grab a cold one at Charlie's bar


Unwind and Relax Your Senses

Shot of ATA's Junior Digital Content Specialist and Blogger horseback riding in Aruba

Jennifer Richardson

Get ready to unplug, unwind, and recharge as you relish in Aruba's soothing waters and calming atmosphere.

Food presentation at Eduardo's Beach Shack located at Playa Linda Beach Resort.

Savor an Açai bowl at Eduardo's shack


​Stretch to your heart's desire at yoga


​Grab a healthy bite at Garden Fresh

2021 Images of eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort.

Trigger your senses at Eforea Spa

Two People kayaking.

​Kayak as the sun sets at Arashi beach


Highlighted Events


The fashion fruit

Natural pool #Aruba @klm #onehappyisland #klmdreamoffers


We just watched a wedding on the beach at the #RitzCarlton. Sunset perfection.