The beautiful and lush island country of Aruba has officially reopened for tourism as of July 1, 2020. And what better way to plan for a vacation to escape the coming winter than knowing that tourists from the U.S. and Canada are welcome! Firstly, Aruba started to reopen for Bonaire and Curacao as of June 15th. Secondly by July 1st, the country reopened for the Caribbean (except the Dominican Republic and Haiti), Europe, and Canada. Moreover, tourists from the United States can now travel to Aruba.
However, as of July 4th, Aruba has made some changes to their entry requirements, especially when coming from USA.
Who Can Enter Aruba?
- Bonaire & Curacao
- The Caribbean (Excluding the Dominican Republic & Haiti)
- United States of America
- All other regions & countries except:
South Africa, Brazil, and Venezuela
Entry Requirements For Aruba
- All travelers should complete and obtain approval through the Embarkation/Disembarkation online before arrival.
- Travelers should also take a PCR Test within 72 hours of departure. Or they can pre-pay for a PCR Test upon arrival and quarantining up to 24 hours waiting for results.
- All tourists should also purchase Aruba Covid Coverage insurance for the duration of the trip.
- Download the Aruba Health App.
- Similarly, all travelers should agree to health screening and temperature checks upon arrival.
- Travelers should wear masks during the flight and at the airport.
More Information from US Travelers
As of July 4th, travelers originating from certain US states are now considered high-risk, therefore, travelers do NOT have the option of pre-paying for a test and having it done on arrival.
Here’s the list of high-risk countries:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
All passengers from the U.S. are required to present a negative PCR or Antigen Covid-19 test result prior to boarding a flight to Aruba. The test should be taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Health Protocols and Safety Measures
- First of all for health and safety, wearing of face masks is mandatory at specific places in Aruba
- Social distancing are elso encouraged
What’s Open in Aruba?
- Hotels and other accommodations are open
- Public transportation is operating
- Meanwhile, supermarkets, museums, and casinos are open
- Likewise, restaurants and cafes are open
- In addition, outdoor retail shops, outdoor attractions, and parks are open
In conclusion, here’s the detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Aruba