Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.): Update for Aruba’s visitors

On May 8th, the Government of Aruba announced a tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel.  As of now this is scheduled to be between June 15 and July 1, 2020.  The aforementioned re-opening target date is subject to change as we may consider additional precautionary measures as needed.

As you can imagine, this decision does not come without serious consideration as our highest priority is the health and well-being of our people and visitors. For travelers who already have a trip booked and are concerned restrictions may impact your travel dates, please contact your hotels and airlines directly for an update on their rescheduling policies. We will welcome guests back to our sunny shores as soon as it is safe to do so.

When you can be back to One Happy Island, your health and well-being will be our top priorities, so A.T.A. launched the Aruba Health & Happiness Code label, a hygiene certificate for all Aruba tourist premises. When you’re back just look for this certificate in local businesses, which will assure you that the hygiene measures taken there will guarantee your health and well-being. The Aruba Health & Happiness Code is a “stringent” cleaning and hygiene certification program that will be mandatory for all tourism-related businesses. The guidelines call for extra cleaning during luggage handling, elevator safety, housekeeping guidelines, food and beverage service, casinos, and more. As for visitors, they should “expect such measures as Plexiglas barriers at desks, digital keys and contact-less check-in, thorough disinfecting of all public spaces and rooms, and more.” These protocols, A.T.A. informed, will also extend to national parks and tourism attractions.

To our cherished visitors currently on-island

The Government of Aruba has shared the following updates. All the below measures will be in effect until further notice.

  • Shopping malls, cinemas, churches, and outdoor sporting activities may open under strict protocols.
  • Starting May 25 2020, outdoor restaurants, barbershops, beauty salon, and child care facilities may open.
  • The country continues to adhere to a daily 11pm – 5am curfew, for all residents and tourists. This curfew extends to public transportation and taxis.
  • All non-essential establishments will close by 9pm daily, except for the pharmacy on call which remains open for 24 hours.
    • The open pharmacy location switches daily amongst pharmacies across Aruba. Please check with your hotel to confirm which pharmacy is on duty on the day.
  • Casinos, massage parlors, spas, bars, and nightclubs will not open yet.
  • Gas stations will remain open until 9pm.
  • For more information on government protocols visit arubacovid19.org
  • For more information on ongoing schedule changes of carriers operating to and from Aruba’s Airport in the future, please also visit airportaruba.com.
  • For visitors displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, please call Aruba’s COVID-19 Hotline: (+297) 280 0101.
  • Please continue to follow the advice of the World Health Organization.