The government of Aruba has announced that entry procedures for all visitors will be eased as part of an effort to return to almost normalcy.
Starting this week, travellers to Aruba will be able to choose between doing an antigen test one day prior to travel or a PCR test up to three days prior to flight.
Traveling with a digitally verifiable QR-Code confirmation of Covid-19 booster vaccine will also be an option.
A booster dose should be given at least seven days before travel to ensure complete vaccination.
A booster is an additional dose of Covid-19 vaccine given after the initial series has been completed.
No later than three days before arrival, proof must be uploaded as part of the embarkation/debarkation card process.
Visitors between the ages of 12 and 17 can enter Aruba without a booster if they have finished the primary series.
To verify vaccination status, visitors from the United States must use the Smart Health Card format.
Visitors aged 12 and above who tested positive using a molecular Covid-19 test by nasopharyngeal swab between ten and twelve weeks before to their travel date to Aruba and did not display any symptoms will be excluded from giving a negative Covid-19 test result for entry to Aruba.
The Aruba Tourism Authority’s chief executive, Ronella Croes, said, “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.”
“However, with notable changes recently signalling a less severe disease progression, we have taken proactive steps for the path forward to create a better environment for travel and tourism without jeopardising our commitment to health and safety.”
– India’s new age travel digital media