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Proof of Covid-19 vaccination 
for travel to Aruba

The Aruban government introduces a new program that will accept the SMART Health Card standard to verify COVID-19 vaccination status for entry.


Last Updated: July 20th, 2021history
Valid Through: Today

  • Jul 20, 2021 - Addition of UC San Diego Health
  • Jul 12, 2021 - Announcement of vaccination option

In its ongoing efforts to make travel to One happy island as convenient and safe as possible, and as part of the Traveler Health Requirements, the Aruban government is happy to announce that, beginning July 14th, 2021, some U.S. residents who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be exempt from the COVID-19 testing requirement for entry to Aruba. Continue reading to learn who is eligible.

Can the NY State Excelsior Pass be used? Read the answer

Can the paper CDC Vaccination Record Card be used?  Read the answer


The Aruban government will still require that the proof of vaccination meet the requirements as part of the Aruba online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED Card) process. While the program is being introduced for eligible travelers, other travelers who may not be eligible will still need to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry to Aruba.

To determine if you may be eligible, please read the information provided in detail and review the steps required. Note: all protocols are subject to change at the discretion of the Aruban government, so please check back frequently for updates.

Continue reading to find out:

Who is eligible?

At this time, U.S. residents are able to travel to Aruba without providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test if they meet all of the following requirements:

 

What is a SMART Health Card

A SMART Health Card is a paper or digital version of your clinical information, such as vaccination history or test results. They allow you to keep a copy of your records on hand and easily share this information with others if you choose. SMART Health Cards contain this information in a format that is secure, portable, and easy for entities like airlines, governments, and venues to verify. When scanned, a verifier can easily see that the information on the card has not been tampered with, making SMART Health Cards a safe and reliable way to demonstrate health status.
Learn more about the SMART Health Card here.

 

Where do I get my SMART Health Card?

SMART Health Cards are digitally verifiable vaccination records that are provided by pharmacies, doctor’s offices, or state registries.

At this time, the following vaccination providers provide SMART Health Cards:

  • Any healthcare provider in California.

  • Any healthcare provider in Louisiana.

  • UC San Diego Health.

  • Any U.S. Walmart pharmacy.



  • Any U.S. Sam’s Club pharmacy.



 

How do I show proof of vaccination?

The SMART Health Card proof of vaccination needs to be presented before your flight to Aruba as part of Aruba’s online ED Card travel qualification process.

For this, you will need to use the CommonPass digital health app to store your SMART Health Card. 

  • If the CommonPass app asks, use the invitation code 2ARUBA (starting July 14th)

  • Create a “Travel to Aruba” pass in CommonPass by scanning or uploading your SMART Health Card.

  • Your minted pass will show a CommonPass ID under the QR code, use this when completing your Aruba online ED Card process for instant vaccine verification.

With your ED Card approved and upon arrival in Aruba as a vaccinated traveler, you’ll have access to the airport’s convenient Pre-approved Health Lane, making your travel experience seamless.

 

Frequently asked questions

Note: all protocols are subject to change at the discretion of the Aruban government, so please check back frequently for updates.

Can I travel to Aruba without being vaccinated against COVID-19?
Yes. Instead of providing proof of a COVID-19 vaccination through Aruba’s ED Card process, you can travel with proof of a negative COVID-19 test or test upon arrival in Aruba. You can find more information on our [COVID-19 Traveler Health Requirements page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements].
I am fully vaccinated. Do I need to take a test before entering Aruba?
At this moment, only US residents that are fully vaccinated in the US and who have a SMART Health Card as described on this [COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/vaccine-for-travel] are eligible to show proof of vaccination through CommonPass to enter Aruba without the required COVID-19 test.
Which vaccine does Aruba accept as an entry requirement?
Aruba accepts all COVID-19 vaccines that are FDA or EMA authorised. At this moment, these are Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
Do I have to be fully vaccinated or can I enter with my first shot?
Only those that are fully vaccinated with all required shots and show proof of their SMART Health Card via CommonPass are permitted to enter Aruba without showing a [negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#component-3]. Additional details are available on this [COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/vaccine-for-travel].
Who is considered to be a fully vaccinated person?
Both doses received for 2-dose vaccines, or 1 dose for 1-dose vaccine, and have received their last shot more than 14 days before traveling.
Is CommonPass required to enter Aruba with proof of vaccination
Yes it is required, CommonPass with a SMART Health Card is the only way to qualify for entry to Aruba [without showing proof of a negative test result at this time https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements#component-3].
Can I upload my NY State Excelsior Pass or other state verified vaccination record to the CommonPass platform?
At this time this is not possible, only SMART® Health Cards can be used. Aruba is working on adjusting the entry requirements so that a wider range of vaccinated travelers from the United States may visit without completing the 72-hour COVID-19 testing requirement. However, at this time, the Government of Aruba is in the early stages of these changes and only certain vaccinated travelers will be eligible.
Please check back closer to your travel date for more updates.
Can I upload my CDC “COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card” to the CommonPass platform?
No, the paper CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will not be accepted.
In its ongoing efforts to make travel to One happy island as safe as possible, the government or Aruba requires all proofs of vaccination of fellow travelers to be digitally verifiable.
Read the complete details on the [COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/vaccine-for-travel ].
What is CommonPass and how much does it cost?
[CommonPass https://commonpass.org/] is a free digital health app that enables travelers to present standardized, verifiable proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 or that they are vaccinated.
How do I get the CommonPass app?
Download the app, CommonPass is available on both the [iOS App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/commonpass/id1548682047] and [Android Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thecommonsproject.android.commonpass]. Anyone can use CommonPass to store their vaccination and test results.
How do I get a SMART Health Card and how much does it cost?
SMART Health Card is a free service and may come from any organization that has your clinical information, such as a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or state registry.
Read the complete details on this [COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/vaccine-for-travel] .
I didn't get vaccinated in California, Louisiana, or one of the participating pharmacies. Why can’t I get a SMART Health Card?
As an extra precaution to ensure your safety when visiting Aruba, all vaccinations need to be digitally verified using a [SMART Health Card https://thecommonsproject.org/shc]. However, not all healthcare providers and states are able to provide a digital certificate yet. Check back soon as we’ll be expanding to include additional vaccine providers.
Instead of proof of vaccination you can also travel with a proof of a negative COVID-19 test or test upon arrival in Aruba. You can find more information on our [Traveler Health Requirements page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements].
Can those who are not U.S. residents, such as Canadians, show proof of vaccination?
Currently only U.S. residents can show proof of vaccination. Check back closer to your travel dates for any updates about this.
Instead of proof of vaccination you can also travel with a proof of a negative COVID-19 test or test upon arrival in Aruba. You can find more information on our [Traveler Health Requirements page https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements].
How do I link CommonPass to the ED online Platform?
Simply copy and paste the Pass ID from your CommonPass (located under the QR code - not the invitation code) to the portal.
Can I use CommonPass on all airlines?
Yes, CommonPass can be used on all US airline carriers, just use the invitation code 2ARUBA (starting July 14th) to unlock the CommonPass app.

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.