Aruba Eases Entry Requirements for All International Visitors

Aruba has announced the easing of entry requirements for all visitors. Starting February 3, 2022, the island nation is allowing travelers to choose between taking an antigen test one day prior, or a PCR test up to a maximum of three 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 days before travel. A booster is an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose, in combination with a completed primary series. Proof must be uploaded as part of Aruba’s Embarkation/Debarkation Card process no earlier than three days before arrival. Travelers between 12 and 17 years can enter Aruba with a completed primary series but no booster. Visitors from the U.S. are required to 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, and do not show any symptoms, will be exempt from the requirement of producing a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to Aruba.

Aruba’s path forward is informed by global health organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, along with scientists and experts. The Aruban government, healthcare systems and tourism industry will continue to monitor the current environment and changing conditions to determine how to further adapt, if necessary.

Even as travel restrictions are being eased, 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 strict health, sanitation and social distancing protocols.

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