Covid Status in Aruba as of Jan 31, 2022

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Here is the latest update on the ongoing COVID situation in Aruba.

As of January 30 2022, Aruba registered 386 active cases, of which 64 were non-residents. Whereas the average daily cases over the past seven days total 89. The positivity rate stands at 49%.

Hospitalizations:

There are currently 37 hospitalized of which 4 are in the iCU. In Colombia there are 6 persons in ICU. Due to lack of staff at the hospital they have to send patients over to Colombia for treatment.

The measures are as follows since of December 30, 2021

  • Curfew: NO Curfew
  • Closing Time: 12:00 am for all business for the exception of Casino’s which can stay open till 1:00 am
  • Restaurants: Max. 6 people per table.
  • Social Activities and Sports: Max. people: 60 indoors, 75 outdoors.
  • Funerals: Max. people: 75 (if the space is adequately large enough)
  • Area Ban 7:00 pm – 5:00 am
  • Nightlife: Dancing is not permitted
  • Entertainment: Max 5 musicians on stage.
  • Gathering Ban: Max. 6 people.
  • Shopping: 1 person per family

The following measures remain applicable:

  • Masks: Use of masks is mandatory inside at all establishments.
  • Alcohol: Ban of alcohol on public roads: 24 hours.
  • Social Distancing: Continue maintaining social distance.

Exceptions as of Jan 8, 2022

Persons that have received the booster shot (so all 3 vaccine shots) and persons that were infected with Covid within past 4 weeks no longer need to quarantine when a housemate tested positive.

Adaptation of testing requirements to enter Aruba

As of FEBruary 3, 2022, non-resident travelers visiting Aruba have two testing options before boarding.

    1. A PCR test is taken per the country of origin’s risk level;
    2. An Antigen lab-test within 24 hours of travel

You must upload the test results online on the ED card system. The introduction of the Antigen option facilitates the entire testing process travelers have to go through and makes it possible for more visitors to get their test results in time for their Aruba vacation. This option contributes to the growth of our tourism without increasing the risks of more covid infections. Travelers from high-risk countries still cannot test upon arrival but must show a negative PCR result before boarding.

Residents returning from the USA can get a (PCR) test at the airport upon arrival but can now also get an Antigen test within 24 hours of travel from the U

Those who wish to do a Molecular (e.g. PCR) test will have 3 days to take the Molecular test

Aruba will be opening up to all countries

Aruba will launch the option to travel with a digitally verifiable QR-Code proof of Covid-19 booster vaccination. Any combination of the following vaccines and booster shot administered at least 7 days before travel will be accepted:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer BioNTech),
  • Spikevax (Moderna),
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca),
  • Janssen (Johnson&Johnson),
  • Nuvaxovid (Novavax).

This needs to be uploaded as part of the ED Card process no earlier than 3 days before arrival.

For the U.S.: Please take note that neither the physical nor a picture of the CDC card will be accepted, it needs to be in the form of a SMART Health Card.

For more details go to www.aruba.com traveler requirement.