Effective February 3, 2022, Aruba will allow for the option between taking an antigen test one (1) day prior or a PCR test up to a maximum of three (3) days prior to traveling to Aruba or the option to travel with a digitally verifiable QR-Code proof of Covid-19 booster vaccination.
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – The Government of Aruba announced the easing of entry requirements for all visitors as part of Aruba’s Path Forward to begin a shift to greater levels of normalcy. Effective February 3, 2022, Aruba will allow for the option between taking an antigen test one (1) day prior or a PCR test up to a maximum of three (3) days prior to traveling to Aruba or the option to travel with a digitally verifiable QR-Code proof of Covid-19 booster vaccination.
A complete vaccination status includes a booster shot administered at least seven (7) days before travel. A booster means an additional Covid-19 vaccine dose, in combination with a completed primary series (1 dose of 1 dose vaccines, or 2 doses of a 2 dose series). Proof must be uploaded as part of Aruba’s Embarkation/Debarkation Card process no earlier than three (3) days before arrival. Visitors between the ages of 12 and 17 can enter Aruba with a completed primary series with no booster. Visitors from the U.S. must use the SMART Health Card format to verify vaccination status.
Visitors 12 and older, who have tested positive using a molecular Covid-19 test by nasopharyngeal swab between 10 days and 12 weeks prior to travel date to Aruba, and do not show any symptoms, will be exempt from the requirement of providing a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to Aruba.
“Without question, the global pandemic has forced tremendous change to the way Aruba has operated these last two years, from day-to-day business to the way visitors travel and enjoy their time on the One happy island,” said Ronella Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. “However, with notable changes recently signaling a less severe disease progression, we have taken proactive steps for Aruba’s Path Forward to create a better environment for travel and tourism without jeopardizing our commitment to health and safety.”
Aruba’s Path Forward is informed by global health organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), along with leading scientists and experts. On an ongoing basis, the Aruban government, healthcare systems, and tourism industry will monitor the current environment and changing conditions to determine how to further adapt, if necessary.
While the easing of travel restrictions are coming into effect, the Aruba Health & Happiness Code remains a priority. The Aruba Health & Happiness Code outlines stringent cleaning and hygiene standards, and is mandatory for all tourism-related businesses throughout the country. This protocol ensures tourism businesses adhere to the strict guidelines for health, sanitation, and social distancing protocols. Each business has gone through a checklist of rules and regulations on how to operate in a COVID-19 world.
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