We arrived in Aruba on December 1st 2020.
Aruba was one of the first islands to reopen on July 10, and it’s truly an amazing island. Not simply a tropical beach getaway, Aruba is half-desert.
Located North of Venezuela, the island of Aruba is famous for its stunning beaches, wind-sculpted desert landscapes, and some of the best wreck diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Aruba is consistently known to have a fine weather.
The steps may look difficult but it was an easy process.
From required COVID-19 tests to how to actually get there, here’s everything you need to know about visiting Aruba this winter.
WHO CAN VISIT ARUBA?
December 1, 2020 – Borders open with U.S. A, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Central America and South America (excluding Venezuela & Peru).
Use the official Aruba Tourism page to find out if you need a visa before traveling to Aruba.
ARUBA COVID-19 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
- Complete online immigration form
- Check if you need a visa for entry to Aruba.
- Upload a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. Travelers may also be tested on arrival if they are eligible.
- Follow all health protocols while in Aruba
BEFORE YOU GO
The first step is filling out the imigration form/ embarkation/disembarkation card online, which consists of five components: you’ll have to fill out some basic personal information; complete a health assessment, including disclosing whether you’ve been in contact with anyone with COVID-19; upload the results of a negative COVID-19 test and proof of insurance that covers COVID-19; and consent to Aruba’s government mandates, including any health screenings or testings that may be required upon your arrival.
As soon as you book your trip to Aruba, you can start the ED card process. Once complete, you will receive email confirmation of travel approval, which must be shown either digitally or on a printed page before boarding your flight. The cost of this test will be US$75 and has to be prepaid during the ED card process.
COVID-19 TRAVEL INSURANCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All incoming travelers must Purchase the official Aruba Covid Coverage insurance for duration of trip. The cost is $30.00 USD.
THINGS TO KNOW
Face masks are required on all aircraft as well as in the airport. Once in Aruba, there are temperature checks before entering any building.
Aruba has a population of just over 100,000 people and has been able to keep its COVID numbers very low.
All in all, Aruba is a safe, fun choice right now and most of us could use ‘One Happy Island’ these days.