As the cold weather comes creeping in, we know many people are itching to take a Caribbean getaway but want to know what that looks like during COVID-19. Luckily, an Aruba vacation isn’t out of the question! Here’s just some of the must-know information:
Updated as recently as November 11, 2020, Aruba is open to visitors from the US, Canada, Europe, Bonaire and Curacao, and all Caribbean countries with mandatory entry requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19. Instead of visitors filling out a paper embarkation/disembarkation card (ED card) with their basic traveler information on their flights, this process is being completed digitally prior to departure. Additionally, visitors must submit a personal health assessment 72 and 4 hours before traveling as well as complete a negative molecular COVID-19 test either before or upon arrival in Aruba. For those who take a test before leaving, the negative test must be taken 72 hours prior to their departure, and the results uploaded no later than 12 hours prior to their flight. For those who take a test upon arrival, they must quarantine in their hotel room while awaiting those results (averaging between 6-8 hours.)
There are additional regulations regarding flight procedures, consenting to the island’s government mandates such as mask recommendations/requirements, and mandatory visitors insurance. Aruba’s official travel guidelines are available on its tourism website.
Fortunately, Aruba is a beautiful island with impeccable weather and great locals. It’s never been a better time to enjoy the sun on some of Aruba’s most talked about beaches like Malmok Beach, Palm Beach, and Noord Beach. Outdoor activities are a must such as parks, walking paths, socially distant excursions, and more. Though bars, rum shops, and nightclubs are currently closed, there’s still a plethora of other activities to consider! Restaurants are allowed to remain open, as well as resort/hotel bars serving to their guests. Many local shops and outdoor vendors are open and ask visitors to follow the guidelines set forth by WHO and the CDC.
Luckily, many Aruba resorts were able to reopen earlier in the summer. With strict sanitation and safety protocols, these expansive properties are able to provide their guests with amazing experiences through their accommodations and on-site amenities, as well as being exempt from the 11:00 PM island establishment curfew.
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