ORANJESTAD – Here is the latest update on the ongoing COVID situation in Aruba.
As of January 25 2022, Aruba registered 583 active cases, of which 104 were non-residents. Whereas the average daily cases over the past seven days total 204. The positivity rate stands at 55%.
There are currently 33 persons hospitalized of which 3 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 January 18, 2022, non-resident travelers visiting Aruba have two testing options before boarding.
- A PCR test is taken per the country of origin’s risk level;
- 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 USA.