Covid-19: the status on Aruba

Rules and protocols are being reviewed and evaluated on a daily basis and adapted as per current situation by a crisis team, in order to protect each and every one visiting and residing our island.

Current numbers

There are currently 488 active Covid cases on the island. 441 residents and 47 non-residents. There are 38 persons hospitalized of which 15 of them are in the Intensive care unit. 92 persons lost their battle against the Covid virus of which 1 of them is a non-resident. A total of 140.062 persons have been tested of which 92.746 were tested at the airport.

Vaccines

Aruba received already 5 batches of the Pfizer vaccine courtesy of the Dutch Kingdom. A total of 49.711 persons registered for the vaccine. There has been a total of 41.795 vaccines applied of which 27.982 already received the first dosage and 13.813 received the second dosage of Pfizer vaccine. Per day a total of 2.500 persons are being vaccine at two locations, Centro Deportivo Betico Croes in Santa Cruz, and Theresita Center in San Nicolas. The weekend of April 23rd up to April 25th will be a national vaccination weekend, in which all residents will be able to just walk-in and get their shot without prior registration. There will be four locations designated for this. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Don Bosco Club in Noord and the other two locations already mentioned. The purpose of this is to have as much people as possible vaccinated. We are aiming on having 85% of the total population vaccinated by June 2021.

When vaccinated you still need to adhere to all rules and protocols. Wear your facial mask, practice social distance, and maintain hygiene. The vaccine is not mandatory but, taking the vaccine is encouraged by the authorities.

Measurement by the Government of Aruba

These measurements are valid until Friday April 23, 2021. On a daily basis rules and protocols are being evaluated and changes are being informed by the Government of Aruba in due time.

  • Curfew is from 10pm to 5am.
  • Closing time for businesses is 9pm.
  • Max two (2) per table (indoors & outdoors) (excluding children under the age of 12) Tables must be at least 1.5 meters apart.
  • Only 1 musician is allowed to perform on stage.
  • No musical events that are intended to attract customers.
  • Background music is allowed/No dancing.
  • Hotels and lodgings are exempted from the closing time, BUT only to serve their registered guests between 9pm and 5am.
  • Casinos are not part of the exemption and must close at 9pm.

Travel info:

Prior to travel, visitors should download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App: A mobile resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba, facilitation of the airport health screening, and faster results for Molecular PCR COVID-19 tests taken in Aruba.

A flat premium fee of $30 is applicable for new insurance policies for travelers over 14 years old.

Effective January 26th, 2021, as announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. government requires all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative, PCR or Antigen, Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the United States.

More information on travel and health requirements can be found on www.aruba.com.

Testing facilities in Aruba:

MedCare Clinic: www.medcare.aw – (+297) 280-0630 – Whatsapp (+297) 562-4440 – info@medcare.aw

MedLab: www.covidaruba.com (+297) 586-1600 – Cell/Whatsapp (+297) 597-5544 – info@lab.aw

Horacio Oduber Hospital https://www.arubahospital.com/ – servicecenter@hoharuba.com (+297) 597-4522 (Call or WhatsApp)