The Aruba Tourism Authority in collaboration with stakeholders and the Department of Public Health have just announced the new ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ to be implemented on the island. This new certification program will ensure Aruba’s visitors that the island will uphold the highest health and safety protocols throughout their entire stay.
The objective of the new certification program is to improve the hygiene protocols across the island and to ensure all local tourism related businesses meet the required standards to earn the official ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ seal (HH-Code).
The Minister of Tourism, Dangui Oduber, stated, “As we prepare to reopen our borders, it is critical to evolve and innovate as a tourism destination to protect our local community and future travelers once they reach our shores, we want all visitors to feel reassured in traveling to our One happy island, knowing we worked together as a nation to implement the highest health and safety protocols through every step of their journey.”
After visitors arrive on the island they will be able to find the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ certification seal of approval on all of their essential vacation “touch points”. Starting from the very beginning at their arrival at the airport and continuing on to all of the businesses that fall into the following sectors: accommodations, F&B, bars, casinos, retail, and tour & activity operators. Each tourism related business must take every required measure to offer a safe environment for both its employees and guests.
Businesses must comply with registration and protocols which are available online and presented in different phases. The first protocols include: accommodations, F&B and retail stores. All businesses that have met the requirements and have been approved will receive a certification seal for display. The Public Health Department will be selecting businesses for an on-site audit to ensure compliance. After a successful audit, the business will then receive a final, golden seal. All certified businesses will also be listed on the Department of Public Health website.
For more detailed information regarding the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’ refer to the Department of Public Health in Aruba.
Article references: PR Newswire & Aruba Tourism Authority