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Risk-levels

Last Updated: Jan 17th, 2022history
Valid Through: Today

  • Jan 17, 2022 - Acceptance of Antigen test, change in window for previously recovered
  • Dec 23, 2021 - Added 4 Caribbean countries
  • Dec 22, 2021 - Updated country classification list and announcement of testing timeline for High-risk countries
  • Dec 16, 2021 - Updated country classification list
  • Nov 30, 2021 - Adjustments for Dec 4th changes
  • Nov 29, 2021 - Announcement of high-risk country changes

To help ensure the safety and well-being of all our citizens and visitors, the Government of Aruba continually assesses the overall environment related to COVID-19 and modifies a variety of health and safety protocols, as appropriate. Please find some important updates below.

In addition to the Traveler Health Requirements, Aruba has additional restrictions and requirements on high-risk countries. In summary:

Residents of Closed countries Unfortunately can not travel to Aruba at this moment.
Residents of Very high-risk countries

Can not test upon arrival in Aruba, they have get one Antigen OR one Molecular test no earlier than 1 day before travel.

Residents of High-risk countries (such as U.S. and Canada)

Can not test upon arrival in Aruba, they have get one Antigen test no earlier than 1 day OR one Molecular test no earlier than 2 days before travel.

Non-transit passengers Are you staying in a risk country for more than 24 hours as part of your travel? Read the Non-transit Passenger section below.

 

  Closed countries Very high-risk countries High-risk countries
(such as U.S. and Canada)
All other countries
Option to travel to Aruba using one Antigen test no older than
1 Day

1 Day


1 Day

Option to travel to Aruba using one Molecular test no older than


1 Day


2 Days


3 Days

Option to test upon arrival

Closed countries

As of December 19th, 2021, Aruba closed its borders for the following countries:

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland (Eswatini)
  • Zimbabwe

 

Very high-risk countries

Residents of a very high-risk country, will need to complete one Antigen OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba and won’t have the option to test upon arrival.

Official list of countries deemed very high-risk by the Aruba Health Department:

Effective December 27th, 2021:

  • Andorra
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

 

 

High-risk countries

Residents of the following high-risk countries, will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between two days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.

Residents of the following high-risk countries don't have the option to test upon arrival.

Below is the official list of countries deemed high-risk by the Aruba Health Department:

Effective December 27th, 2021:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saba
  • Saint Maarten
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Vietnam

 

 

All other countries

Residents of all other countries will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between three days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.

Residents of all other countries also have the option to test upon arrival at the Airport in Aruba.

 

Non-transit Passengers

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, they will need to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between two days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba and won’t have the option to test upon arrival. 

If a traveler is traveling via a Very High-risk country as a non-transit passenger, meaning staying in the respective country for more than 24 hours, they will need to complete one Antigen OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba and won’t have the option to test upon arrival.

Transit passengers, those staying less than 24 hours, from low risk countries can continue to complete one Antigen between one day and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba OR one Molecular COVID-19 test between three days and 4 hours prior to their departure to Aruba.

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.