After spending a very informative 2+ hours yesterday afternoon on back-to-back Zoom Meetings with the Aruba Tourist Authority, I have lots of new “travel to the tiny island” protocols, health & safety practices, as well as HIDDEN Vacation SALES information to mentally unpack and file away in my TLC Knows “need-to-know” files!
The following information reflects the most up-to-date information as it pertains to Aruba’s reopening protocols and procedures. Aruba’s health and safety protocols are being reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on these unprecedented and ever-changing time, the Aruba Government and Health officials recommend all travelers to #Aruba check Aruba.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more.
When you are ready to travel again and have selected the beautiful, tiny island of Aruba as your next destination, be sure to visit the COVID-19 Testing Requirements page for the exact details for the state you reside in and are traveling from.
Prior to travel, we recommend that you download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App. This is a mobile app resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba, facilitation of the airport health screening, and faster results for Molecular PCR COVID-19 tests taken in Aruba.
As part of Aruba’s Traveler Health Requirement, the Government of Aruba requires all visitors to undergo a Molecular SARS-CoV-2 test based on a nasal swab before entering Aruba. Children aged 14 and under are exempt. This must be completed within 72-hours of travel departure.
Again, in order to maintain the safety and well-being of visitors and locals, these new requirements are in place for visitors to be permitted to enter and enjoy Aruba safely. There are also new government-mandated procedures for visitors while staying in Aruba. You can find them all listed here step-by-step but the following are just a few:
All visitors will be required to complete an 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.
Also new and very important, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Aruba must ensure that all visitors 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.
Keep in mind that some countries/states/cities require returning travelers to undergo mandatory quarantine or present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival back home. There are currently 2 clinics that perform COVID-19 tests for departing Aruba travelers:
- MedCare: https://medcare.aw/en/home/
- Horacio Oduber Hospital: (US$ 75) https://www.arubahospital.com/ – firstname.lastname@example.org – (+297) 596-4522 (Call or WhatsApp)
Get in contact with the test provider to make an appointment, get details on the exact test performed and their procedures. Find out more information here: https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements/covid-testing#local-testing .
Remember, as these are ever-changing times, this information too is subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Aruba so be sure to check with your preferred Travel Advisor for updates and at Aruba.com .
Tina Little-Coltrane, Owner/Travel Advisor at TLC TRAVELS’ TOURS & CRUISES! Visit us at BOOKTLCTRAVELS.com for more information.
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