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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Travel to Aruba

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November 28, 2020 – 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 16 recoveries. Active cases increase to 124. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 124 (109 residents and 15 visitors) with 25 new cases (22 residents and 3 visitors) and 16 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4833 (4724 residents and 109 visitors).  The total recovered is 4664 (4570 residents and 94 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 49021 of which 25672 were persons tested at the airport. 161 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

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November 27, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 115. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 115 (102 residents and 13 visitors) with 17 new cases (13 residents and 4 visitors) and 8 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4808 (4702 residents and 106 visitors).  The total recovered is 4648 (4555 residents and 93 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 48572 of which 25384 were persons tested at the airport. 73 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 8 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 26, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 106. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 106 (97 residents and 9 visitors) with 13 new cases (all residents) and 8 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4791 (4689 residents and 102 visitors).  The total recovered is 4640 (4547 residents and 93 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 48137 of which 25022 were persons tested at the airport. 93 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 8 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 25, 2020 – 27 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases increase to 101. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 101 (92 residents and 9 visitors) with 27 new cases (25 residents and 2 non-residents)  and 14 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4778 (4676 residents and 102 visitors).  The total recovered is 4632 (4539 residents and 93 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 47749 of which 24727 were persons tested at the airport. 89 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 24, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases increase to 88. Some COVID-19 measures to be eased as of today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 88 (77 residents and 11 visitors) with 14 new cases (12 residents and 2 non-residents)  and 11 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4751 (4650 residents and 101 visitors).  The total recovered is 4618 (4528 residents and 90 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 47379 of which 24446 were persons tested at the airport. 80 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 7 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As of today some measures related to COVID-19 protocols have been eased.

The limitation of 4 persons per table has been increased to a group maximum of 14 persons (inside seating) and 20 persons (outside seating). The bans on persons being seated at a bar as well as on dancing remain in effect. Furthermore, family visits are now unrestricted as long as rules of social distancing, use of masks etc. are adhered to.

As regards entertainment, the previous limitation of a maximum of 3 performers (musicians, singers etc.) at once in an inside venue has been increased to 5 performers. As regards outside performances (for example for traditional Christmas ‘gaita‘ performances) larger groups of musicians and singers are permitted as long as rules of social distancing, use of masks etc. (where feasible) are adhered to.

November 23, 2020 – 6 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 85. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 85 (72 residents and 13 visitors) with 6 new cases (5 residents and 1 non-resident)  and 11 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4737 (4638 residents and 99 visitors).  The total recovered is 4607 (4521 residents and 86 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 47093 of which 24240 were persons tested at the airport. 31 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 8 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As of tomorrow November 24, some measures related to COVID-19 protocols will be eased.

The limitation of 4 persons per table will be increased to a group maximum of 14 persons (inside seating) and 20 persons (outside seating). The bans on persons being seated at a bar as well as on dancing remain in effect. Furthermore, family visits will be unrestricted as long as rules of social distancing, use of masks etc. are adhered to.

As regards entertainment, the previous limitation of a maximum of 3 performers (musicians, singers etc.) at once in an inside venue has been increased to 5 performers. As regards outside performances (for example for traditional Christmas ‘gaita‘ performances) larger groups of musicians and singers will be permitted as long as rules of social distancing, use of masks etc. (where feasible) are adhered to.

November 22, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 90. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 90 (76 residents and 14 visitors) with 5 new cases (all residents)  and 8 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4731 (4633 residents and 98 visitors).  The total recovered is 4596 (4512 residents and 84 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 46687 of which 23865 were persons tested at the airport. 52 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 8 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 21, 2020 – Sharp uptick in new cases with 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 91. After several days of relatively low numbers of new cases, the total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 91 (74 residents and 17 visitors) with 25 new cases (21 residents and 4 non-residents)  and 8 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4724 (4626 residents and 98 visitors).  The total recovered is 4588 (4507 residents and 81 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 46072 of which 23302 were persons tested at the airport. 73 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 29%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There has been no update today on hospitalization numbers. As of yesterday there were 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom were in intensive care.

November 20, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 73. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 73 (61 residents and 12 visitors) with 5 new cases (all residents)  and 11 recoveries . The total cases to date is 4698 (4605 residents and 93 visitors).  The total recovered is 4580 (4499 residents and 81 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 45770 of which 23073 were persons tested at the airport. 56 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 19, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 79. The Netherlands moves Aruba from “code orange” to “code yellow”.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 79 (68 residents and 14 visitors) with 8 new cases (all residents),  11 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4693 (4600 residents and 93 visitors).  The total recovered is 4569 (4488 residents and 81 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 45489 of which 22848 were persons tested at the airport. 83 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

The Netherlands has changed Aruba’s COVID-19 risk classification from “code orange” to “code yellow” indicating reduced risk for visitors from the Netherlands when traveling to Aruba. This is welcome news as it should provide a welcome boost to tourism from the Netherlands. Charter company TUI had previously indicated that they would resume flights as soon as Aruba is back to code yellow. Code orange is defined as “Only travel if you have to. There are health and safety risks, an entry ban and / or quarantine obligation.” Code yellow is defined as “You can travel, but be vigilant, there are risks.”. The Dutch code yellow classification does not mean that people from the Netherlands do not need to provide proof of a negative test or take a test on arrival – testing remains a requirement by Aruba for entry.

November 18, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 82. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 82 (68 residents and 14 visitors) with 8 new cases (all residents),  11 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4685 (4592 residents and 93 visitors).  The total recovered is 4558 (4479 residents and 79 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 45233 of which 22675 were persons tested at the airport. 84 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 45 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 17, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 12 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 85. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 85 (69 residents and 16 visitors) with 8 new cases (7 residents and 1 non-resident), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4676 (4583 residents and 93 visitors).  The total recovered is 4547 (4470 residents and 77 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 45023 of which 22549 were persons tested at the airport. 70 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 44 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 16, 2020 – 6 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 1 recovery. Active cases increase to 89. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 89 (74 residents and 15 visitors) with 6 new cases (4 residents and 2 non-residents), and 1 recovery. The total cases to date is 4668 (4576 residents and 92 visitors).  The total recovered is 4535 (4458 residents and 77 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 44721 of which 22317 were persons tested at the airport. 24 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 44 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 15, 2020 – 3 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 83. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 83 (70 residents and 13 visitors) with 3 new cases (1 resident and 2 non-residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4662 (4572 residents and 90 visitors).  The total recovered is 4534 (4457 residents and 77 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 44336 of which 21956 were persons tested at the airport. 27 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 4%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 44 (all residents). There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 14, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 10 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 93. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 93 (80 residents and 13 visitors) with 8 new cases (6 residents and 2 non-residents), 10 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4658 (4570 residents and 88 visitors).  The total recovered is 4521 (4446 residents and 75 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 43918 of which 21565 were persons tested at the airport. 82 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 44 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 8 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 13, 2020 – 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 96. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 96 (85 residents and 11 visitors) with 11 new cases (9 residents and 2 non-residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4650 (4564 residents and 86 visitors).  The total recovered is 4511 (4436 residents and 75 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 43623 of which 21352 were persons tested at the airport. 72 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 43 (all residents). There are currently 8 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 12, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 78 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 99. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 99 (89 residents and 10 visitors) with 8 new cases (5 residents and 3 non-residents), and 78 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4639 (4555 residents and 84 visitors).  The total recovered is 4497 (4423 residents and 74 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 43354 of which 21155 were persons tested at the airport. 120 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 43 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 11, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 169. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 169 (157 residents and 13 visitors*) with 8 new cases (all residents), 20 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4631 (4550 residents and 81 visitors).  The total recovered is 4419 (4351 residents and 68 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 43017 of which 20938 were persons tested at the airport. 101 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 43 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

* These are the numbers published by Aruba’s Department of Health. The discrepancy reported yesterday appears to have not been corrected and has been carried forward to today’s published figures.

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November 10, 2020 – 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 5 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 181*. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 181 (169 residents and 13 visitors) with 16 new cases (all residents), 5 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4622 (4541 residents and 81 visitors).  The total recovered is 4399 (4331 residents and 68 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 42791 of which 20813 were persons tested at the airport. 134 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 42 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 8 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

* The official total active cases of 181 based on the 16 new cases, 5 recoveries and 1 death published by Aruba’s Department of Health today do not add up as yesterday the published total active cases was 176. So the active cases today would not be 181 but 186, unless recoveries, and new cases have been misreported or yesterday’s total published was also incorrect. Furthermore the published total of 181 active cases based on 169 residents and 13 residents also does not tally. We will be pending for corrections  or clarifications on these numbers from the Department of Health.

November 9, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 176. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 176 with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents), no recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4606 (4525 residents and 81 visitors).  The total recovered is 4389 (4323 residents and 66 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 42472 of which 20628 were persons tested at the airport. 21 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 41 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

November 8, 2020 – 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 6 recoveries. Active cases increase to 171. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 171 (158 residents and 13 visitors) with 11 new cases (9 residents and 2 non-residents) and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4600 (4521 residents and 79 visitors).  The total recovered is 4389 (4323 residents and 66 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 42189 of which 20366 were persons tested at the airport. 39 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 40 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

November 7, 2020 – 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 16 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 166. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 166 (155 residents and 11 visitors) with 11 new cases (all residents), 16 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4589 (4512 residents and 77 visitors).  The total recovered is 4383 (4317 residents and 66 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 41761 of which 19977 were persons tested at the airport. 96 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 40 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 4 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

November 6, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 15 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 172. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 172 (161 residents and 11 visitors) with 14 new cases (12 residents and 2 non-residents) and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4578 (4501 residents and 77 visitors).  The total recovered is 4367 (4301 residents and 66 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 41437 of which 19749 were persons tested at the airport. 77 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 39 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

November 5, 2020 – 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 4 recoveries. Active cases increase to 173. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 173 (163 residents and 10 visitors) with 11 new cases (all residents) and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4564 (4489 residents and 75 visitors).  The total recovered is 4352 (4287 residents and 65 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 41208 of which 19597 were persons tested at the airport. 92 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 39 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

November 4, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 166. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 166 (156 residents and 10 visitors) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident), 8 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4553 (4478 residents and 75 visitors).  The total recovered is 4348 (4283 residents and 65 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 40936 of which 19417 were persons tested at the airport. 134 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 39 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

November 3, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 160. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 160 (149 residents and 11 visitors) with 14 new cases (all residents) and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4538 (4464 residents and 74 visitors).  The total recovered is 4340 (4277 residents and 63 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 40727 of which 19342 were persons tested at the airport. 128 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 38 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

November 2, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 5 recoveries. Active remain at 155. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 155 (144 residents and 11 visitors) with 5 new cases (1 resident and 4 non-residents) and 5 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4524 (4450 residents and 74 visitors).  The total recovered is 4331 (4268 residents and 63 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 40404 of which 19147 were persons tested at the airport. 18 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 38 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

November 1, 2020 – 6 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 7 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 155. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 155 (147 residents and 8 visitors) with 6 new cases (5 residents and 1 non-resident) and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4519 (4449 residents and 70 visitors).  The total recovered is 4326 (4264 residents and 62 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 39991 of which 18752 were persons tested at the airport. 38 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 38 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

October 31, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 156. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 156 (149 residents and 7 visitors) with 19 new cases (18 residents and 1 non-resident), 20 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4513 (4444 residents and 69 visitors).  The total recovered is 4319 (4257 residents and 62 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 39715 of which 18514 were persons tested at the airport. 122 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 38 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

October 30, 2020 – 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 158. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 158 (151 residents and 7 visitors) with 22 new cases (all residents) and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4494 (4426 residents and 68 visitors).  The total recovered is 4299 (4238 residents and 61 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 39418 of which 18339 were persons tested at the airport. 152 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 37 (all residents). There are currently 8 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

October 29, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 21 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 149. Aruba to eliminate US “hot-spot” states distinction. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 149 (142 residents and 7 visitors) with 18 new cases (15 residents and 2 non-residents) and 21 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4472 (4404 residents and 68 visitors).  The total recovered is 4286 (4225 residents and 61 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 39106 of which 18179 were persons tested at the airport. 126 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 37 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba Tourism Authority has announced that as from November 1, 2020, there will no longer be a distinction between U.S. “hot spot” states and other US states. As from that date residents of all 50 states will have the same options available to them, namely the option to take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Aruba as well as the option to provide a certified negative test result prior to travel to Aruba.

October 28, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 12 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 153. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 153 (148 residents and 5 visitors) with 18 new cases (all residents) 12 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4455 (4389 residents and 66 visitors).  The total recovered is 4265 (4204 residents and 61 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 38867 of which 18066 were persons tested at the airport. 117 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 37 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

October 27, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 31 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 148. Aruba to reopen borders with some Caribbean nations and Latin American countries on December 1. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 148 (143 residents and 5 visitors) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident) and 31 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4437 (4371 residents and 66 visitors).  The total recovered is 4253 (4192 residents and 61 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 38701 of which 18017 were persons tested at the airport. 159 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 36 (all residents). There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba Tourism Authority announced that Aruba’s borders will reopen to visitors from the Dominican Republic and Haiti and also from Colombia and Mexico as from December 1.

October 26, 2020 – 2 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 164. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 164 (159 residents and 5 visitors) with 2 new cases (both residents) and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4422 (4357 residents and 65 visitors).  The total recovered is 4222 (4162 residents and 60 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 38406 of which 17881 were persons tested at the airport. 15 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 36 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

October 25, 2020 – 10 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 23 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 175. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 175 (170 residents and 5 visitors) with 10 new cases (8 residents and 2 non-residents) and 23 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4420 (4355 residents and 65 visitors).  The total recovered is 4209 (4149 residents and 60 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 38206 of which 17696 were persons tested at the airport. 165 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 5%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 36 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 24, 2020 – 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 188. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 188 (184 residents and 4 visitors) with 9 new cases (all residents) and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4410 (4347 residents and 63 visitors).  The total recovered is 4186 (4127 residents and 59 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 37909 of which 17564 were persons tested at the airport. 103 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 36 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 23, 2020 – 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 40 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 205. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 205 (199 residents and 6 visitors) with 12 new cases (all residents) and 40 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4401 (4338 residents and 63 visitors).  The total recovered is 4160 (4103 residents and 57 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 37643 of which 17401 were persons tested at the airport. 123 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 36 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 22, 2020 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 233. Curfew ends and is replaced by “area ban”.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 233 (226 residents and 7 visitors) with 20 new cases (18 residents and 2 non-residents) 36 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4389 (4326 residents and 63 visitors).  The total recovered is 4120 (4064 residents and 56 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 37370 of which 17251 were persons tested at the airport. 150 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 36 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

As of today the curfew that has been in effect will no longer be active.

An “area ban” from 12 am to 5 am in the beach areas/zones has been introduced.

Bingo games can only be played via television or radio where crowds will not be formed or encouraged. At casinos Bingo is not yet permitted.

As from October 23rd establishments are permitted to have ‘ambient music’ performed by a maximum of 3 musicians under the established guidelines.

As from October 23rd at 12 am travelers from Curacao and Bonaire are no longer be required to have COVID-19 testing, quarantine or insurance.

October 21, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 19 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 250. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 250 (243 residents and 7 visitors) with 14 new cases (all residents), 19 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4369 (4308 residents and 61 visitors).  The total recovered is 4084 (4030 residents and 54 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 37127 of which 17158 were persons tested at the airport. 90 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 35 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 20, 2020 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 25 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 256. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 256 (249 residents and 7 visitors) with 21 new cases (all residents) and 25 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4355 (4294 residents and 61 visitors).  The total recovered is 4065 (4011 residents and 54 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 36975 of which 17096 were persons tested at the airport. 129 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 34 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 19, 2020 – 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 38 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 260. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 260 (253 residents and 7 visitors) with 12 new cases (all residents) and 38 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4334 (4273 residents and 61 visitors).  The total recovered is 4040 (3986 residents and 54 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 36680 of which 16930 were persons tested at the airport. 45 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 34 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

October 18, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 19 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 286. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 286 (279 residents and 7 visitors) with 18 new cases (17 residents and 1 non-resident) and 19 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4322 (4261 residents and 61 visitors).  Today’s Health Department numbers are showing the total recovered as 3983 – however this figure is yesterday’s total and does not correspond with the 19 recoveries also reported today so we expect a correction to this in due course – based on 19 recoveries the total should be at 4002.  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 36461 of which 16756 were persons tested at the airport. 79 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 34 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

October 17, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 287. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 287 (278 residents and 9 visitors) with 15 new cases (all residents), 36 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 4304 (4244 residents and 60 visitors).  The total recovered is 3983 (3932 residents and 51 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 36162 of which 16536 were persons tested at the airport. 96 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has risen to 34 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

October 16, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 37 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 310. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 310 (299 residents and 11 visitors) with 13 new cases (all residents) and 37 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4289 (4229 residents and 60 visitors).  The total recovered is 3947 (3898 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 35927 of which 16397 were persons tested at the airport. 99 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 32 (all residents). There are currently persons hospitalized, of whom 1 is in intensive care.

October 15, 2020 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 35 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 343. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 343 (332 residents and 11 visitors) with 30 new cases (29 residents and 1 non-resident) and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4285 (4225 residents and 60 visitors).  The total recovered is 3910 (3861 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 35684 of which 16253 were persons tested at the airport. 107 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 32 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, of whom 3 are in intensive care.

October 14, 2020 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases remain at 348. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 348 (338 residents and 10 visitors) with 26 new cases (24 residents and 2 non-residents) and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4255 (4196 residents and 59 visitors).  The total recovered is 3875 (3826 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 35495 of which 16171 were persons tested at the airport. 135 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 32 (all residents). There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, of whom 3 are in intensive care.

October 13, 2020 – 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 60 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 348. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 348 (340 residents and 8 visitors) with 32 new cases (31 residents and 1 non-resident) and 60 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4229 (4172 residents and 57 visitors).  The total recovered is 3849 (3800 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 35284 of which 16095 were persons tested at the airport. 174 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 32 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, of whom 4 are in intensive care.

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October 12, 2020 – 3 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 21 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 375. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 375 (368 residents and 7 visitors) with 3 new cases (all residents) and 21 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4197 (4141 residents and 56 visitors).  The total recovered is 3790 (3741 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 34905 of which 15890 were persons tested at the airport. 21 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has been adjusted to 32 from 33 (all residents) after the the cause and circumstances of yesterday’s reported death were re-evaluated by the health department and the hospital. There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, of whom 4 are in intensive care.

October 11, 2020 – 6 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 15 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 393. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 393 (386 residents and 7 visitors) with 6 new cases (all residents), 15 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4194 (4138 residents and 56 visitors).  The total recovered is 3768 (3719 residents and 49 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 34631 of which 15637 were persons tested at the airport. 33 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 33 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, of whom 4 are in intensive care.

October 10, 2020 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 35 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 403. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 403 (394 residents and 9 visitors) with 21 new cases (all residents) and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4188 (4132 residents and 56 visitors).  The total recovered is 3753 (3706 residents and 47 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 34305 of which 15344 were persons tested at the airport. 104 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 32 (all residents). There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

October 9, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 417. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 417 (408 residents and 9 visitors) with 17 new cases (15 residents and 2 non-residents), no recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4167 (4111 residents and 56 visitors).  The total recovered is 3718 (3671 residents and 47 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 33982 of which 15125 were persons tested at the airport. 117 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 32 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

October 8, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 40 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 401. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 401 (394 residents and 7 visitors) with 17 new cases (all residents) and 40 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4150 (4096 residents and 54 visitors).  The total recovered is 3718 (3671 residents and 47 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 33736 of which 14996 were persons tested at the airport. 133 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 31 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

October 7, 2020 – 25 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 35 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 424. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 424 (417 residents and 7 visitors) with 25 new cases (all residents) and 35 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4133 (4079 residents and 54 visitors).  The total recovered is 3678 (3631 residents and 47 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 33519 of which 14912 were persons tested at the airport. 141 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 31 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

October 6, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 31 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 434. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 434 (427 residents and 7 visitors) with 14 new cases (all residents) and 31 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4108 (4054 residents and 54 visitors).  The total recovered is 3643 (3596 residents and 47 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 33290 of which 14824 were persons tested at the airport. 132 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 31 (all residents). There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

October 5, 2020 – Change to curfew time and closing time for establishments. As from Wednesday October 7, the curfew time will be adjusted from 10pm-5am to 12am-5am. Also the closing time for establishments will change from 9pm to 11pm.

October 5, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 80 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 451. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 451 (441 residents and 10 visitors) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident), 80 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4094 (4040 residents and 54 visitors).  The total recovered is 3612 (3568 residents and 44 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 32982 of which 14648 were persons tested at the airport. 54 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 31 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

October 4, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 58 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 517. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 517 (507 residents and 10 visitors) with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents) and 58 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4079 (4026 residents and 53 visitors).  The total recovered is 3532 (3489 residents and 43 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 32776 of which 14496 were persons tested at the airport. 33 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 30 (all residents). There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

October 3, 2020 – 36 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 68 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 570. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 570 (562 residents and 8 visitors) with 36 new cases (34 residents and 2 non-residents) and 68 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4074 (4023 residents and 51 visitors).  The total recovered is 3474 (3431 residents and 43 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 32551 of which 14302 were persons tested at the airport. 140 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 30 (all residents). There are currently 32 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

October 2, 2020 – 40 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 79 persons recover. 3 persons pass away.  Active cases decrease to 602. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 602 (595 residents and 7 visitors) with 40 new cases (all residents) 79 recoveries and 3 deaths. The total cases to date is 4038 (3989 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 3406 (3364 residents and 42 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 32255 of which 14146 were persons tested at the airport. 152 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 30 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

October 1, 2020 – 35 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 68 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 644. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 644 (637 residents and 7 visitors) with 35 new cases (all residents) and 68 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3998 (3949 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 3327 (3285 residents and 42 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 31957 of which 13994 were persons tested at the airport. 173 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate of 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 27 (all residents). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

September 30, 2020 – 29 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 78 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 677. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 677 (670 residents and 7 visitors) with 29 new cases (all residents), 78 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 3963 (3914 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 3259 (3217 residents and 42 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 31631 of which 13841 were persons tested at the airport. 216 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate (% of tests done that result positive) of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 27 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

September 29, 2020 – 62 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 144 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 727. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 727 (720 residents and 7 visitors) with 62 new cases (all residents), 144 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 3934 (3885 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 3181 (3139 residents and 42 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 31337 of which 13763 were persons tested at the airport. 184 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate (% of tests done that result positive) of 34%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 26 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 47 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

Governor Cuomo of New York has issued an executive order on September 28th that requires all persons returning from countries designated by the CDC as Level 2 (moderate risk) or Level 3 (high risk) to quarantine for 14 days upon their return to New York. Aruba is currently designated as Level 3.

September 28, 2020 – 28 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 89 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 810. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 810 (799 residents and 11 visitors) with 28 new cases (all residents) and 89 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3872 (3823 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 3037 (2999 residents and 38 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 30949 of which 13559 were persons tested at the airport. 71 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate (% of tests done that result positive) of 39%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, of whom 13 are in intensive care.

September 27, 2020 – 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 119 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 871. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 871 (860 residents and 11 visitors) with 12 new cases (10 residents and 2 non-resident) and 119 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3844 (3795 residents and 49 visitors).  The total recovered is 2948 (2910 residents and 38 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 30640 of which 13321 were persons tested at the airport. 37 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positive rate (% of tests done that result positive) of 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

September 26, 2020 – 33 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 76 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 978. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 978 (969 residents and 9 visitors) with 33 new cases (all residents) and 76 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3832 (3785 residents and 47 visitors).  The total recovered is 2829 (2791 residents and 38 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 30445 of which 13163 were persons tested at the airport. 137 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

September 25, 2020 – 43 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 89 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1021. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1021 (1011 residents and 10 visitors) with 43 new cases (all residents) and 89 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3799 (3752 residents and 47 visitors).  The total recovered is 2753 (2716 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 30182 of which 13037 were persons tested at the airport. 229 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 37 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

September 24, 2020 – 35 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 163 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1067. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1067 (1057 residents and 10 visitors) with 35 new cases (all residents) and 163 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3756 (3709 residents and 47 visitors).  The total recovered is 2664 (2627 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 29865 of which 12949 were persons tested at the airport. 177 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 23, 2020 – 56 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 75 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1195. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1195 (1185 residents and 10 visitors) with 56 new cases (of which 3 are non-residents) and 75 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3721 (3674 residents and 47 visitors).  The total recovered is 2501 (2464 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 29610 of which 12871 were persons tested at the airport. 215 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 25 (all residents). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 22, 2020 – 78 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 57 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 1214. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1214 (1207 residents and 7 visitors) with 78 new cases, 57 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 3665 (3621 residents and 44 visitors).  The total recovered is 2426 (2389 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 29291 of which 12767 were persons tested at the airport. 379 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 25 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 45 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

September 21, 2020 – 36  new cases of COVID-19 reported and 130 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1194. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1194 (1188 residents and 6 visitors) with 36 new cases, 130 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 3587 (3544 residents and 43 visitors).  The total recovered is 2369 (2332 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 28772 of which 12627 were persons tested at the airport. 172 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 24 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 20, 2020 – 91 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 111 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1289. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1289 (1283 residents and 6 visitors) with 91 new cases and 111 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3551 (3508 residents and 43 visitors).  The total recovered is 2239 (2202 residents and 37 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 28441 of which 12468 were persons tested at the airport. 407 hospital lab tests were done since last report. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 23 (all residents). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 19, 2020 – Department of Health reports delay in provision of today’s COVID-19 figures. Due to a technical issue at the hospital lab, the Department of Health is unable to provide today’s COVID-19 numbers. They did indicate that there are currently 49 persons hospitalized, of whom 8 are in intensive care. An update is expected tomorrow for figures for September 18 and September 19.

September 18, 2020 – Curfew time updated starting September 19th. The daily curfew time has been adjusted to be from 10pm to 5am until further notice. All establishments will need to close by 9pm.

September 18, 2020 – 78 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 386 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1309. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1309 (1302 residents and 7 visitors) with 78 new cases and 386 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3460 (3418 residents and 42 visitors).  The total recovered is 2128 (2093 residents and 35 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 27760 of which 12194 were persons tested at the airport. 303 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 23 (all residents). There are currently 45 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 17, 2020 – 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 66 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1617. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1617 (1608 residents and 9 visitors) with 54 new cases, 66 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 3382 (3340 residents and 42 visitors).  The total recovered is 1742 (1709 residents and 33 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 27347 of which 12084 were persons tested at the airport. 280 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 23 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 37 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 16, 2020 – IMPORTANT UPDATE about US States considered high-risk

The Aruba government’s list of US States considered to be high-risk for COVID-19 will be updated as of September 24th and will comprise the following:

Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

As from September 24th, 2020 the following will be REMOVED from the Aruba government’s list of US States considered high-risk states:

Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas

Persons from these US States arriving in Aruba on or after September 24th, 2020 will now have the option of not providing a negative test result prior to travel and can choose to only be tested upon arrival in Aruba.

Also as from September 24th, the following will be ADDED to the Aruba government’s list of US States considered high-risk states:

Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Virginia

Persons from these US States arriving in Aruba on or after September 24th will no longer have the option of not providing a negative test result prior to travel.

For more information see: Mandatory requirements for travel to Aruba

September 16, 2020 – 176 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 66 persons recover. Active cases increase to 1630. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1630 (1622 residents and 8 visitors) with 176 new cases and 66 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3328 (3287 residents and 41 visitors).  The total recovered is 1676 (1643 residents and 33 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 26998 of which 12015 were persons tested at the airport. 535 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 22 (all residents). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 15, 2020 – 92 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 44 persons recover. Active cases increase to 1520. 2 persons pass away. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1520 (1513 residents and 7 visitors) with 92 new cases, 44 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 3152 (3112 residents and 40 visitors).  The total recovered is 1610 (1577 residents and 33 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 26399 of which 11951 were persons tested at the airport. 239 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 22 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 35 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 14, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 24 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1474. 2 persons pass away. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1474 (1468 residents and 6 visitors) with 14 new cases, 24 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 3060 (3023 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1566 (1535 residents and 31 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 26033 of which 11824 were persons tested at the airport. 52 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 20 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 35 persons hospitalized, of whom 10 are in intensive care.

September 13, 2020 – 52 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases increase to 1486. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1486 (1480 residents and 6 visitors) with 52 new cases and 0 recoveries. The total cases to date is 3046 (3009 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1542 (1511 residents and 31 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 25767 of which 11610 were persons tested at the airport. 128 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 18 (all residents). There are currently 39 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

September 12, 2020 – 96 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 91 recoveries. Active cases increase to 1434. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1434 (1428 residents and 6 visitors) with 96 new cases and 91 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2994 (2957 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1542 (1511 residents and 31 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 25467 of which 11438 were persons tested at the airport. 249 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 18 (all residents). There are currently 43 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

September 11, 2020 – 79 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 44 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases increase to 1429. Curfew extended.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1429 (1417 residents and 10 visitors – corrected from the previous figure of 11 visitors) with 79 new cases, 44 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 2898 (2866 residents and 32 visitors – corrected from the previous number of 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1407 (1431 residents and 20 visitors – corrected from the previous number of 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 25098 of which 11318 were persons tested at the airport. 230 hospital lab tests were done since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 18 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 44 persons hospitalized, of whom 12 are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced that the midnight to 5am curfew currently in place has been extended until further notice. Additionally the government has also announced that any bingo events including those held at casinos are prohibited until further notice.

September 10, 2020 – 89 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 56 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 1396.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1396 (1385 residents and 11 visitors) with 89 new cases, 56 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 2819 (2782 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1407 (1381 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 24744 of which 11194 were persons tested at the airport. 208 residents were tested since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 16 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 45 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 9, 2020 – 141 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 58 recoveries. Active cases increase to 1364.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1364 (1353 residents and 11 visitors) with 141 new cases and 58 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2730 (2693 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1351 (1325 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 24442 of which 11100 were persons tested at the airport. 291 residents were tested since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 15 (all residents). There are currently 38 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 8, 2020 – 107 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 49 recoveries. Active cases increase to 1281.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1281 (1270 residents and 11 visitors) with 107 new cases and 49 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2589 (2552 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1293 (1267 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 24056 of which 11005 were persons tested at the airport. 326 residents were tested since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 15 (all residents). There are currently 40 persons hospitalized, of whom 11 are in intensive care.

September 7, 2020 – 33 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 38 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1223.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1223 (1212 residents and 11 visitors) with 33 new cases, 38 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 2482 (2445 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1244 (1218 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 23551 of which 10826 were persons tested at the airport. 72 residents were tested since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 15 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 33 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 6, 2020 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 1229.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1229 (1218 residents and 11 visitors) with 21 new cases and 0 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2449 (2412 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1206 (1180 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 23251 of which 10598 were persons tested at the airport. 61 residents were tested since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 14 (all residents). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 5, 2020 – 70 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 87 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1208.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1208 (1197 residents and 11 visitors) with 70 new cases, 87 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 2428 (2391 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1206 (1180 residents and 26 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 23005 of which 10413 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 200.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 14 (all residents) as one more resident has passed away. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 28 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 4, 2020 – 66 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 88 persons recover. Active cases decrease to 1226.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1226 (1208 residents and 18 visitors) with 66 new cases and 88 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2358 (2321 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1119 (1100 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 22665 of which 10273 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 261.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 13 (all residents). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, of whom 8 are in intensive care.

September 3, 2020 – 81 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 97 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1248.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1248 (1230 residents and 18 visitors) with 81 new cases, 97 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 2292 (2255 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 1031 (1012 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 22271 of which 10140 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 216.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 13 (all residents) as one more resident has passed away. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 30 persons hospitalized, of whom 8 are in intensive care.

September 2, 2020 – 107 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 76 persons recover. 2 persons pass away. Active cases increase to 1265.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1265 (1247 residents and 18 visitors) with 107 new cases, 76 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 2211 (2174 residents and 37 visitors).  The total recovered is 934 (915 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 21955 of which 10040 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 259.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 12 (all residents) as two more residents have passed away. Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 36 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

September 1, 2020 – 98 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 89 persons recover. Active cases increase to 1237.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1237 (1221 residents and 16 visitors) with 98 new cases and 89 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2104 (2069 residents and 35 visitors).  The total recovered is 857 (838 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 21523 of which 9867 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 136.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 10 (all residents). As of last information available there are 34 persons hospitalized, of whom 9 are in intensive care.

August 31, 2020 – Aruba Visitors Insurance pricing to be reduced by 30% – In a press conference this evening, Aruba’s tourism minister announced that the Aruba Visitors Insurance premiums will be reduced by 30%. This will take effect in the coming days.

New Visitors Insurance

New Insurance pricing 75+

August 31, 2020 – 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 3 persons recover. Active cases increase to 1228.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1228 (1212 residents and 16 visitors) with 9 new cases and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 2006 (1971 residents and 35 visitors).  The total recovered is 768 (749 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 21266 of which 9746 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 35.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 10 (all residents). As of last information available there are 35 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

August 30, 2020 – 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases increase to 1222.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1222 (1206 residents and 16 visitors) with 22 new cases and 0 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1997 (1962 residents and 35 visitors).  The total recovered is 765 (746 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 21114 of which 9629 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 77.  The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 10 (all residents). As of last information available there are 32 persons hospitalized, of whom 8 are in intensive care.

August 29, 2020 – 69 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 22 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 1200.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1200 (1185 residents and 15 visitors) with 69 new cases, 22 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1975 (1941 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 765 (746 residents and 19 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 20869 of which 9461 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 240. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 10 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. As of last information available there are 27 persons hospitalized, of whom 8 are in intensive care.

There is currently some uncertainty surrounding the curfew that came into effect last Friday at 12a.m. and which was specified to be in force for the next two weeks between midnight and 5 a.m. Several local news sources are reporting that there is no legal basis for this curfew to be enforced. Clarification on the situation is expected once the Aruba government makes a related statement. Update 8/29 4:15pm: the Openbare Ministerie (Public Prosecutor’s office) has confirmed that the curfew is back in force with the aim of helping to reduce the amount of local transmission of COVID-19 and that the police have the authority to act if persons do not comply with the curfew. Such non-compliance carries a fine of Awg. 1000 (~US$570).

August 28, 2020 – 58 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 135 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases drop to 1154.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has dropped to 1154 (1138 residents and 16 visitors) with 58 new cases, 135 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1906 (1872 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 743 (725 residents and 18 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 20472 of which 9304 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 183. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 9 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. As of last information available there are 32 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.
August 27, 2020 – 88 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 21 persons recover.  Active cases increase to 1232.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1232 (1216 residents and 16 visitors) with 88 new cases and 21 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1848 (1814 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 608 (590 residents and 18 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 20212 of which 9227 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 221. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 8 (all residents). As of last information available there are 26 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

A curfew comes into effect tonight between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. and will be in force for the next two weeks.

The travel ‘bubble’ Aruba has with Bonaire and Curacao will no longer be in effect as of August 31st, requiring travelers to be tested before or upon arrival in Aruba and to also purchase the Aruba Visitor’s Insurance. This measure is expected to be in force for the next two weeks.

August 26, 2020 – Curfew to come into effect on Friday at 12 a.m.  In a press conference held this evening, the government of Aruba announced that on Friday at 12 a.m. a curfew will be in effect for the next two weeks between midnight and 5am. This is to limit local transmission of COVID-19.

August 26, 2020 – 90 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 22 persons recover.  Active cases increase to 1165.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1165 (1148 residents and 17 visitors) with 90 new cases and 22 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1760 (1726 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 587 (570 residents and 17 visitors – this visitor recovery number previously reported as 20 was corrected today by the Department of Health). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 19887 of which 9123 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 219 whereas 64 persons were tested at the airport. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 8 (all residents). Currently there are 26 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

August 25, 2020 – 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 104 persons recover.  1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 1097.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 1097 (1083 residents and 14 visitors) with 42 new cases, 104 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1670 (1636 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 565 (545 residents and 20 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 19604 of which 9059 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 184. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now at 8. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Currently there are 24 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

August 24, 2020 – 60 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 6 persons recover. Active cases now at 1160.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1160 (1143 residents and 17 visitors) with 60 new cases and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1628 (1594 residents and 34 visitors).  The total recovered is 461 (444 residents and 17 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 19314 of which 8953 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 316. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 7 (all residents). Currently there are 23 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

August 23, 2020 – 34 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 persons recover. Active cases now at 1106.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1106 (1091 residents and 15 visitors) with 34 new cases and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1568 (1536 residents and 32 visitors).  The total recovered is 455 (438 residents and 17 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 18756 of which 8711 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 125. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 7 (all residents). Currently there are 31 persons hospitalized, of whom 7 are in intensive care.

August 22, 2020 – 70 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 31 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases now at 1081.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1081 (1065 residents and 16 visitors) with 70 new cases, 31 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1534 (1502 residents and 32 visitors).  The total recovered is 446 (430 residents and 16 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 18402 of which 8483 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 223. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now at 7 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Currently there are 30 persons hospitalized, of whom 5 are in intensive care.

August 21, 2020 – 73 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 61 persons recover. Active cases now at 1043.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1043 (1027 residents and 16 visitors) with 73 new cases and 61 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1464 (1432 residents and 32 visitors).  The total recovered is 415 (399 residents and 16 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 18045 of which 8349 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 196. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 6 (all residents). Currently there are 27 persons hospitalized, of whom 4 are in intensive care.

August 20, 2020 – 91 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 37 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases now at 1027.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 1027 (1011 residents and 16 visitors) with 91 new cases, 37 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1387 (1355 residents and 32 visitors).  The total recovered is 354 (338 residents and 16 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 17669 of which 8169 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 225. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 6 (all residents). The person who passed away since yesterday was 85 years old. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Currently there are 22 persons hospitalized, of whom 2 are in intensive care.

August 19, 2020 – 91 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 40 persons recover. 1 person passes away. Active cases now at 974.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 974 (959 residents and 15 visitors) with 91 new cases, 40 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 1296 (1265 residents and 31 visitors).  The total recovered is 317 (301 residents and 16 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 17278 of which 8003 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 275. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 5 (all residents). The person who passed away was 75 years old. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Currently there are 20 persons hospitalized, of whom 2 are in intensive care.

August 18, 2020 – 84 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 65 persons recover. Active cases now at 924.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 924 (908 residents and 16 visitors) with 84 new cases and 65 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1205 (1175 residents and 30 visitors).  The total recovered is 277 (263 residents and 14 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 16919 of which 7919 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 228. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 4 (all residents). As of last provided information 18 persons are hospitalized with COVID-19 of whom 2 are in the ICU.

August 17, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 12 persons recover. Active cases now at 905.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 905 (889 residents and 16 visitors) with 19 new cases and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1121 (1091 residents and 30 visitors).  The total recovered is 212 (198 residents and 14 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 16528 of which 7756 were persons tested at the airport. These numbers indicate that the number of persons tested locally (not at airport) between yesterday and today was 60. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 4 (all residents). Currently 16 persons are hospitalized with COVID-19 of whom 2 are in the ICU, and one of these patients is on a ventilator.

August 16, 2020 – 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 7 persons recover. Active cases now at 898.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 898 (882 residents and 16 visitors) with 54 new cases and 7 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1102 (1072 residents and 30 visitors).  The total recovered is 200 (186 residents and 14 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 16261 of which 7549 were persons tested at the airport. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 4 (all residents).

August 15, 2020 – 75 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 30 persons recover. Active cases now at 851.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 851 (836 residents and 15 visitors) with 75 new cases and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 1048 (1019 residents and 29 visitors).  The total recovered is 193 (179 residents and 14 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 15772 of which 7247 were persons tested at the airport. The 7247 persons is the same number as yesterday. We do not know if this is an oversight in Department of Health numbers or if in fact no additional tests were done at the airport since yesterday. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 4 (all residents).

August 14, 2020 – 79 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 49 persons recover. Active cases now total 806.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 806 (791 residents and 15 visitors) with 79 new cases and 49 recoveries. The total cases to date is 973 (944 residents and 29 visitors).  The total recovered is 163 (149 residents and 14 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 15329 of which 7247 were persons tested at the airport. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 4 (all residents).

August 13, 2020 – 96 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases now total 776.  1 person passes away. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since by 96 to 776 (760 residents and 16 visitors). The total cases to date is 894 (867 residents and 27 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 14804 of which 7081 were persons tested at the airport. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 has risen from 3 to 4 (all residents). It is being reported that the most recent death involved a person who died of complications from another illness but had also been diagnosed with COVID-19 once admitted to the hospital. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

The Aruba government has indicated that there are no plans currently to close the borders.

August 12, 2020 – 81 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases now total 681.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since by 81 to 681 (665 residents and 16 visitors). The total cases to date is 798 (771 residents and 27 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 14052 of which 6907 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 11, 2020 – 87 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases now total 600.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since by 87 to 600 (584 residents and 16 visitors). The total cases to date is 717 (690 residents and 27 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors). The data for number of persons tested is not yet unavailable at the moment and will be updated later. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

The Department of Health continues its strong appeal to all persons in Aruba to follow the mandatory requirement of wearing masks in all interior locations and on public transport, to maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 meters and for frequent hand-washing and use of hand sanitizer.

Anyone feeling symptoms must contact their doctor first, and they will be advised accordingly regarding testing. The public is also requested not to call the Covid-19 hotline 2800101 unnecessarily. This number is strictly only for persons needing to be tested to get assistance quickly.

August 10, 2020 – 67 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Active cases now total 513.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since by 67 to 513 (497 residents and 16 visitors). The total cases to date is 630 (603 residents and 27 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 12982 of which 6724 were persons tested at the airport, an increase of 711 total persons tested since yesterday. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 9, 2020 – Aruba has 54 new cases of COVID-19. Active cases now total 446 – number of new positive cases is dropping.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since yesterday – but at a much lower rate than the past few days – by 54 to 446 (435 residents and 11 visitors) compared with the increases of the last three days. The total cases to date is 563 (541 residents and 22 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors. The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 12271 of which 6529 were persons tested at the airport, an increase of 921 total persons tested since yesterday. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 8, 2020 – Aruba has had an increase of 113 new cases of COVID-19. Active cases now total 392.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since yesterday by 113 to 392 (381 residents and 11 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 509 (487 residents and 22 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors. The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 11350 of which 6290 were persons tested at the airport, an increase of 1030 total persons tested since yesterday. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 7, 2020 – Cases increase sharply – Aruba has had an increase of 133 new cases of COVID-19 – active cases now total 279 – single day record set as testing of residents also increases sharply.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased since yesterday by 133 to 279 (276 residents and 3 visitors). This number is higher than any point during the pandemic to date.  The total positive cases to date is 396 (382 residents and 14 visitors).  The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors. The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 10320 of which 5934 were persons tested at the airport, an increase of 1060 total persons tested since yesterday. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 6, 2020 – Department of Health numbers show that today Aruba has had an increase of 92 new cases of COVID-19 – active cases now total 146. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 92 to 146 (144 residents and 2 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 263 (250 residents and 13 visitors – here there was an adjustment from yesterday when the total visitors published was 14). The total recovered is 114 (103 residents and 11 visitors – so 1 resident and 1 visitor have recovered since yesterday). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 9260 of which 5754 were persons tested at the airport, an increase of 706 total persons tested since yesterday. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

The following information about locations that perform tests on the island has also been published today by the Department of Health:

MedCare: medcare.aw/en/home

Urgent Care: www.urgentcare.aw/main

Horacio Oduber Hospital: www.arubahospital.com servicecenter@hoharuba.com – (US$ 75) +297 5964522 (call/ WhatsApp)

Laboratorio di Servicio: www.laboratoriodiservicio.com

Note: Pricing has only been published for the Horacio Oduber Hospital service.

August 6, 2020 – Aruba has 89 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 89 new cases following additional testing after a significant uptick in local transmission. This increase in cases was announced by Aruba’s Prime Minister.  At time of writing (13:40 AST), the Department of Health is yet to publish the latest statistics.

August 5, 2020 – Aruba government announces additional measures including closure of bars and nightclubs. During a press conference this evening, the Aruba government has announced that all bars, rumshops and nightclubs are to close as of tonight at 8:30pm until further notice. Private parties are also prohibited. Furthermore it will be mandatory to wear face masks on public transport and visits to all local establishments. Visits to retirement homes will also not be allowed until further notice.

August 5, 2020 – Revised Department of Health numbers show that Aruba has 39 new cases of COVID-19 by local transmission – active cases are now 56. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus is 56 (52 residents and 4 visitors). 49 of these cases were by local transmission and the majority are under 39 years of age. The total positive cases to date is 171 (157 residents and 14 visitors). The total recovered is 112 (102 residents and 10 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 8557 of which 5490 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 5, 2020 – Aruba has 28 new cases of COVID-19 by local transmission. Curacao to close borders with Aruba. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 28. Additional updates are expected later today.

The Government of Curacao has also announced today that as of Thursday August 6th, 2020 Curacao’s borders with Aruba will be closed due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Aruba.

August 4, 2020 – Aruba has 17 active cases of COVID-19, several of which were by local transmission. Additional measures go into effect. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus is 17 (13 residents and 4 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 132 (118 residents and 14 visitors). The total recovered is 112 (102 residents and 10 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 8323 of which 5346 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

As of today the following measures to combat local transmission are in effect:

– Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended inside and outside of businesses if social distancing of at least 1.5 meters cannot be maintained

– No indoor group sports; no contact sports of any kind (indoor or outdoor).

– Tables at restaurants can have a maximum of 4 seats. Tables must be at least 1.5m apart.

– No seating directly at the bar is allowed at restaurants, bars or nightclubs.

– No live music activities with a band or a DJ are allowed.

– Retirement homes, churches, funeral homes, gyms, casinos, and all other organizations must strictly enforce protocols as stipulated by the Department of Health.

– Gatherings of more than 4 persons in a public space are prohibited

Additional measures may be announced during the course of the week and will be published once announced.

August 3, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 12 as 5 cases of local transmission are reported. Aruba’s government holds extraordinary press conference to announce additional measures to combat local transmission.

The Aruba government has announced the following additional recommendations and/or rules which will be in effect as of August 4th to combat local transmission:

1. Masks are being strongly encouraged for all locations where maintaining social distancing of 1.5 meters is not possible.

2. All indoor team sports and all contact sports have been suspended immediately.

3. Restaurants – can have a maximum of 4 persons per table and tables must be at least 1.5 meters apart.

4. Bars and nightclubs – can only serve persons at tables of maximum 4 persons and tables must be at least 1.5 meters apart. No dancing will be allowed.

5. Casinos will have strict protocols which will be enforced.

6. Ban on gatherings of more than 4 persons in public places. Exception is made for weddings with suitable permits. This ban does not apply to hotels.

7. All workplaces must enforce a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between persons and if this is not possible, shields and appropriate barriers must be in place.

8. Churches and memorial services – protocols in force during the previous lockdown will need to be followed. Memorial services will have a limit of maximum 25 persons at any one time.

August 2, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 drop to 8 as 1 visitor tests positive and 6 persons recover. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has dropped to 8 (3 residents and 5 visitors) as 1 additional visitor has tested positive, while 1 resident and 5 visitors have recovered since yesterday. The total positive cases to date is 122 (108 residents and 14 visitors). The total recovered is 111 (102 residents and 9 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 379 since yesterday to a total of 7719 of which 4833 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

August 1, 2020 – Aruba’s has 13 active cases of COVID-19. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus remains at 13 (4 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 121 (108 residents and 13 visitors). The total recovered is 105 (101 residents and 4 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 173 since yesterday to a total of 7340 of which 4455 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 31, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 13 as 1 visitor tests positive. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is now 13 (4 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date has increased to 121 (108 residents and 13 visitors) as 1 more visitor has tested positive. The total recovered is 105 (101 residents and 4 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 141 since yesterday to a total of 7167 of which 4282 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 30, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 drop to 12 as 3 persons recover and 1 resident tests positive. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is now 12 (4 residents and 8 visitors) as 2 residents and 1 visitor have recovered. The total positive cases to date has increased to 120 (108 residents and 12 visitors) as 1 more resident has tested positive. The total recovered is 105 (101 residents and 4 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 43 since yesterday to a total of 7026 of which 4142 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 29, 2020 – Aruba maintains 14 active cases of COVID-19. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 14 (5 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 119 (107 residents and 12 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 196 since yesterday to a total of 6983 of which 4089 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 28, 2020 – No new cases – Aruba has 14 active cases of COVID-19. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 14 (5 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 119 (107 residents and 12 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 172 since yesterday to a total of 6787 of which 3978 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 27, 2020 – Aruba maintains 14 active cases of COVID-19. 2021 Aruba Carnival has been cancelled. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 14 (5 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 119 (107 residents and 12 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 151 since yesterday to a total of 6615 of which 3806 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

Related to the COVID-19 situation the organization responsible for Carnival in Aruba (SMAC) has officially announced that Carnival 2021 scheduled for January/February 2021 has been cancelled.

July 26, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 remain at 14. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 14 (5 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 119 (107 residents and 12 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 322 since yesterday to a total of 6464 of which 3657 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.
July 25, 2020 – 1 more visitor tests positive – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 14. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 14 (5 residents and 9 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 119 (107 residents and 12 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 203 since yesterday to a total of 6142 of which 3387 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

As of July 25th 2020 Aruba has added a new testing option which is especially relevant to residents of US states with more restrictions. Please see updated Mandatory requirements for travel to Aruba.

The protocols in place for visitors who test positive are that they will remain in isolation until recovered. The isolation location depends on whether the visitor was booked at a hotel/timeshare or at a villa/private residence. Hotel/timeshare guests who test positive are transported to alternative accommodations for isolation. If staying at a villa/private residence, depending on the facilities there, a guest may also be transported to an alternative location for isolation. Throughout the isolation process, medical follow-up will be conducted. Once the patient recovers and tests negative, he/she can resume vacation or depart the destination. Travel companion(s) of any new confirmed case are required to stay in quarantine – the quarantine period of 14 days restarts each time a new case is discovered within the group.

July 24, 2020 – 1 resident recovers and 1 visitor tests positive – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 remain at 13. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 13 (5 residents and 8 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 118 (107 residents and 11 visitors). The total recovered is 102 (99 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 115 since yesterday to a total of 5939 of which 3184 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 23, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 drop by 1 to 13. A visitor has recovered bringing the number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases to 13 (6 residents and 7 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 117 (107 residents and 10 visitors). The total recovered is 101 (98 residents and 3 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, has increased by 187 since yesterday to a total of 5824 of which 3097 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 COVID-19 related deaths (all residents) confirmed in Aruba.

July 22, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 remain at 14. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 14 (6 residents and 8 visitors). The total positive cases to date is 117 (107 residents and 10 visitors). The total recovered is 100 (98 residents and 2 visitors). The number of quarantined persons at last count was 27 but an update on this number has not been published today by Aruba’s Health Department. The number of persons tested (including visitors) has increased by 222 since yesterday to a total of 5637 of which 2929 were persons tested at the airport. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. All three were Aruba residents.

July 21, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 14 with 2 new cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 2 to 14. The total positive cases to date is 117 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons is 27. According to the Health Department the number of persons tested (including visitors) has increased by 4206 since yesterday’s total of 5209 bringing total persons tested to date to 9415. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19.

Note: the Department of Health has since adjusted the total number of persons tested to date to 5415 meaning that 206 persons were tested since yesterday instead of the previously published number of 4206 which was incorrect.

July 20, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 12 with 2 new cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 2 to 12. The total positive cases to date is 115 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons is 27. 232 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 5209. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19.

July 19, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 10 with 2 new cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by 2 to 10. Both cases are tourists who were tested upon arrival at the airport. The total positive cases to date is 113 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons has risen by 2 to 27. 330 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4977. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19.
July 18, 2020 – Aruba’s has 8 active cases of COVID-19. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus remains at 8. The total positive cases to date is 111 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons has risen by 4 to 25. 228 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4647. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19.

July 17, 2020 – 3 new cases – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 rise to 8 as 3 tourists test positive. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 8 as 3 new cases have been reported. All 3 cases are tourists who were tested on arrival at the airport. The total positive cases to date is 111 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons is 21. 126 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4419. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19.

July 16, 2020 – 2 new cases and 1 recovery bring Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba to 5. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 5 as 1 person has recovered and 2 new cases have been reported. 1 of the new cases is an Aruba resident and the other case is a tourist. Both arrived from Miami. The total positive cases to date is 108 and total recovered is 100. The number of quarantined persons has dropped by 2 to 21. 166 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4293. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. Inconclusive test results are no longer being published by the Department of Health.

July 15, 2020 – 4 active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba. WinAir stops flights between St. Martin and Aruba and Curacao due to low demand. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus remains at 4. The total to date is 106. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 2 to 23. 115 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4127. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

WinAir has announced that as of July 14th they have stopped flights to Aruba and Curacao from St. Martin due to low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on airlines servicing Aruba and modified schedules/routes please see Aruba flight information.

July 14, 2020 – 1 new case brings total active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba back up to 4. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 4 after an Aruba resident who was tested on arrival at the airport tested positive. The total to date is now 106. The number of quarantined persons remains at 21. 204 persons (including visitors) have been tested since yesterday and total persons tested to date is 4012. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 13, 2020 – 3 active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 3 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 4 to 21. Total persons tested to date is 3808 as published today by the Department of Health. It appears that visitor tests have now been included in this total. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 12, 2020 – 3 active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba. All 417 visitors tested upon entry have negative results. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has dropped to 3 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 6 to 17. 12 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 3107. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

A total of 417 visitors have been tested at Aruba’s airport upon entry and all have tested negative.

July 11, 2020 – Active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba drop to 3 as one person recovers. All incoming visitors tested on arrival so far have tested negative. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has dropped to 3 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 4 to 11. 16 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 3095. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

As part of Aruba’s protocols to prevent imported cases, persons who have not provided a negative test result are being tested at Aruba’s airport upon entry. A total of 215 visitors have been tested upon arrival to date and all have tested negative.

July 10, 2020 – Aruba welcomes first visitors from the USA since border closure on March 17. 4 active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba maintained. Aruba’s tourism industry has been eagerly awaiting the reopening of borders with the USA, and today was the day, almost 4 months after the borders were closed on March 17, 2020.

Five flights from the USA arrived to much fanfare and a warm Aruban welcome at the airport. Over the weekend 3,986 passengers are expected in total, including passengers arriving on flights from Europe and other Dutch Caribbean countries.

Friday July 10, 2020
Total amount of flights 13 | Total Expected Passengers 970
– USA – 5 flights
– Europe – 1 flight
– Dutch Caribbean – 7 flights

Saturday July 11, 2020
Total amount of flights 14  | Total Expected Passengers 1738
– USA – 10 flights
– Europe – 2 flights
– Dutch Caribbean – 2 flights

Sunday July 12, 2020
Total amount of flights 13  |  Total Expected Passengers 1278
– USA – 7 flights
– Europe – 1 flight
– Dutch Caribbean – 5 flights

As regards the COVID-19 stats for today, the number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons remains at 7. 72 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 3079. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 9, 2020 – Still 4 active cases of COVID-19 in Aruba.  The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons remains at 7. 116 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 3007. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 8, 2020 – 4 active cases of COVID-19 – no change.  The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons remains at 7. 49 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2891. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 7, 2020 – Aruba remains with 4 active cases of COVID-19.  The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 1 to 7. 80 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2842. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 6, 2020 – No change – Aruba has 4 active cases of COVID-19.  The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons stands at 6. 73 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2762. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 5, 2020 – Aruba has 4 active cases of COVID-19. First scheduled KLM flight from Amsterdam given water salute. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 4 to 6. 114 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2689. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

Late yesterday afternoon the first scheduled KLM flight from Amsterdam since the reopening of the borders to Europe on July 1st arrived in Aruba and was given a ceremonial welcome in the form of a water salute.

July 4, 2020 – One new case – Aruba now has 4 active cases of COVID-19. Aruba to reopen border with USA with additional restrictions for some states. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 4 and the total to date is 105. The number of quarantined persons remains at 2. 71 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2575. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

July 3, 2020 – Aruba has 3 active cases of COVID-19. No further updates on border reopening with USA. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 3 and the total to date is 104. The number of quarantined persons remains at 2. 26 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2504. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

Further to the press conference held on July 1, 2020 where Aruba’s Prime Minister indicated that the possible timing and details of border reopening with the USA are being re-evaluated, there is currently no further information available. As soon as information is available, it will be posted here. Currently the date set for reopening borders with the USA is set to a week from today, on July 10th.

July 2, 2020 – Aruba’s active cases of COVID-19 increase to 3. Border reopening with USA being re-evaluated. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 3 today and the total to date is 104. The number of quarantined persons has increased to 2. 15 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2478. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

In a press conference yesterday evening, Aruba’s Prime Minister expressed that the possible timing and details of border reopening with the USA are being re-evaluated. The current target date is July 10, however especially considering developments in the USA and specifically the situation in certain states such as Florida – with Miami being a primary connection to Aruba – the Aruba government feels a re-evaluation is warranted. Different options are being evaluated, such as possibly restricting travel from US states with high infection rates or increasing stringency of requirements for those specific states.

July 1, 2020 – Aruba has 2 active cases of COVID-19. Borders have reopened with Europe, Canada and most Caribbean nations. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases since June 29 is 2 and total to date is 103. The number of quarantined persons has dropped to zero according to Department of Health numbers published today. 51 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2463. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

Today Aruba has reopened borders to travelers from Europe, Canada and Caribbean nations (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti). No date has been set for visitors from Latin America. Borders with the USA are planned to reopen on July 10th.

Although the borders to the above-mentioned countries reopen today, the first regular scheduled flight expected from Europe is a KLM flight due on July 5th, and flights from Canada are not expected until July 18th with a subsequent flight on August 8th. The Canadian government has a 14-day quarantine requirement in place for Canada residents returning from abroad, so if Canadian citizens come to Aruba, they will need to abide by this requirement upon their return home.

June 30, 2020 – Aruba has 2 active cases of COVID-19.  The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases since June 29 is 2 and total to date is 103. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 5 to 178. No persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2412. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

The Aruba Tourism Authority advised us today that the toll free contact number 1-800-862-7822 is functional again as of today following a few days when it was unreachable.

June 29, 2020 – Aruba has 2 new cases of COVID-19 – border reopening plans remain unchanged. After a long stretch without any new cases reported, during a press conference this morning, Aruba’s prime minister has said that unfortunately Aruba has two new cases of COVID-19. These cases were in quarantine for almost 2 weeks and developed symptoms over the weekend. Although the persons were in quarantine and should not have had much contact, contact tracing is under way for these cases. According to the Prime Minister, Aruba’s reopening plans remain unchanged, despite this development. Various concerns have been voiced related to the situation in the USA with cases spiking in several states and whether it is advisable to reopen to the USA under these circumstances. Aruba’s Prime Minister expressed confidence that the procedures and protocols in place as well as the new mandatory requirements for entry into Aruba are the best Aruba can do to mitigate the risk and strike a balance between health risks and economic risks.

The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is now 2 and total to date is 103. The number of quarantined persons has decreased by 54 to 173. 5 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2412. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 28, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained – humanitarian flight passengers enter quarantine. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 63 to 290 following a humanitarian flight from Amsterdam on Saturday for Aruba residents including students. 64 persons have been tested since yesterday – 51 of these were tested at the airport as a voluntary test-run of the airport testing procedures – total persons tested to date is 2407. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 27, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. Casinos reopen today. Aruba achieves WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has not changed and is 227. 10 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2343. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

As of today, casinos will be allowed to reopen and can stay open until 11pm. Sports competitions will now be allowed as well as contact sports.
Aruba has also achieved the World Travel Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp. The stamp seeks to provide recognition to governments and companies around the world which have adopted global standardized protocols in health and hygiene.

June 26, 2020 – Zero active cases – ED card website is now online. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has not changed and is 227. 17 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2333. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

Today the ED card website is also live at edcardaruba.aw . Use of this website is mandatory for applying for entry.

June 25, 2020 – Still zero active cases in Aruba. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has not changed and is 227. 32 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2316. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 24, 2020 – Aruba Visitors Insurance pricing and coverage announced – launch of ED card platform will be on June 26.  During a press conference held this evening the Aruba government announced the  pricing and coverage for the Aruba Visitors Insurance product.

June 24, 2020 – Still zero active cases in Aruba – clarifications expected soon on testing timing and insurance details. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has not changed and is 227. An additional 12 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2284. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

We are getting several requests about testing timing and how far in advance one can take the test for it to be valid for entry. We expect more clarity on this and also more information on insurance requirements by tomorrow June 25 which is the expected date for the Aruba government to open up the ED card website. We also have received reports that the Aruba Tourism Authority number 1-800-862-7822 is giving a “Number not in service at this time” message. We have reached out to the Aruba Tourism Authority who advised they are looking into the issue.

June 23, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons is 227. 1 person has been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2272. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 22, 2020 – Aruba’s COVID insurance will be mandatory for ALL tourists. Speaking during a press conference today, Aruba’s Minister of Tourism indicated that all visitors must take out Aruba’s COVID insurance, even if they have their own insurance – because their own insurance will not cover costs related to isolation or quarantine in the event of having symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19. The Minister also indicated that this requirement will be reevaluated after 2 months to see if changes will be required. The previously indicated price of US$15 per person per day will likely stand, however this is pending final confirmation. The Minister also mentioned that children under the age of 14 will be exempt from the insurance requirement, however will be subject to a one-time administration flat fee of US$10. The Aruba government is also evaluating options for a lower daily rate in the case of stays longer than 7 days where the daily cost would vary according to the length of stay. Information about what the final pricing structure will be is pending at this time.

June 22, 2020 – Aruba maintains zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 3 to 227. 1 person has been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2271. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 21, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained – residents who returned recently enter quarantine. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 32 to 224 as returning residents follow required 14 day quarantine protocol. 9 persons have also been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2270. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 20, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 12 to 192. 12 persons have also been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2261. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 19, 2020 – Aruba maintains zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has dropped by 1 to 180. This is likely to rise as a group of around 40 Aruban residents who have been stranded in Venezuela are expected to return on Saturday. 5 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2249. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 18, 2020 – Aruba has maintained zero active cases for 22 days and has had no new cases for 45 days. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons is 181. 4 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2245. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 17, 2020 – No change – zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased increased by 2 to 181. 8 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2241. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 16, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased dropped by 1 to 179. 6 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2233. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 15, 2020 – Zero active cases – ABC islands reconnect as Aruba opens borders with Bonaire and Curacao. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased from 118 to 180. 7 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2227. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

Aruba’s borders with Curacao and Bonaire are open as of today, albeit with reduced airlift. Currently Divi Divi Air and EZ Air will start offering flights. Aruba Airlines will start flying between Aruba and Curacao on June 29th, with 4 flights per week planned (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays).

June 14, 2020 – No change – zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased from 75 to 118. No persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2220. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 13, 2020 – No change – zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons remains at 75. 12 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2220. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 12, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons remains at 75. 9 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2208. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 11, 2020 – More details on travel prerequisites and procedures for visitors upon and after arrival. Reopening of borders comes with some prerequisites for tourists for entry into Aruba as well as once in Aruba. Read the new mandatory requirements for entry into Aruba.

June 11, 2020 – Aruba remains with zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons remains at 75. 13 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2199. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 10, 2020 – Aruba to open borders with the USA on July 10; and with Europe, Canada and most Caribbean nations on July 1st. The Prime Minister of Aruba has announced that the borders with the USA will be opened on July 10th 2020. As of June 15th the borders will be reopened to travelers from Bonaire and Curacao, and for people from Aruba to travel. On July 1st, the borders will be reopened to travelers from Europe, Canada and other Caribbean nations (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti). No date has been set for visitors from Latin America.

The Aruba tourism authority has estimated that the volume of tourists expected in July 2020 is about 20% of what it was in 2019, and preparations are in line with this expectation. Visitor volume is expected to increase gradually in subsequent months.

With regard to the Aruba Health & Happiness code, about 1,800 companies have applied so far for the seal of approval, and around 700 companies have received the first seal of approval and following inspections will be able to receive the final seal of approval.

June 10, 2020 – Still zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has reduced by 2 to 75. 7 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2186. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 9, 2020 – Aruba remains with zero active cases as no persons have been tested since yesterday. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons is 77. No persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2179. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 8, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained – Level 3 of Aruba’s local economy reactivation moves to the next step as of June 10. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 8 to 77. 5 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is now 2179. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

As of Wednesday June 10, moving to the next step of Level 3 reactivation of Aruba’s local economy, the following establishments will be allowed to reopen:
– Bars and Nightclubs (can remain open until 11pm)
– Conference and meeting facilities
– Party centers

Furthermore, controlled visits to nursing/retirement homes will be allowed. Indoor sports (non-contact only) will also be allowed. Casinos will not be allowed to reopen yet.

June 7, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained – KLM repatriation flight brings residents back to Aruba. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has dropped by 5 to 69. This number is expected to rise again following a repatriation flight from Amsterdam on June 6 that carried an as yet undisclosed number of Aruba residents, all of whom must follow the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol. 5 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is now 2179. There have been 3 deaths confirmed in Aruba related to COVID-19. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 6, 2020 – Zero active cases – 85 persons end their quarantine. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has dropped by 85 to 74. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. 6 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is now 2174. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 5, 2020 – Zero active cases – Aruba is busy preparing for reopening. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons remains at 159. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. 18 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is now 2168. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

The Aruba government has not yet announced a date for reopening of Aruba’s borders for international travel. In the meantime, the airport, accommodations and most sections of Aruba’s tourism industry are busy preparing for this date. With the local spread appearing to be under control (zero active cases since May 28), the Aruba Government along with various tourism organizations and the Department of Health are all working closely together to define, clarify and implement the protocols and procedures deemed necessary to balance the pressing economic needs of Aruba and visitor safety as well as safety of the local population.

During a televised forum yesterday evening where representatives of the aforementioned organizations were present, several of the protocols and preparations were discussed. These included airport screening with temperature checks, short interviews by doctors, and flow control at the airport. It was indicated that any suspected cases at the airport will be subject to a test with a result available within 45 minutes. There was also mention of an obligatory insurance that all visitors would be required to have to cover certain costs related to COVID-19 protocols and procedures in case of a visitor testing positive, including a hospital stay or ICU placement if required. The intention is to combine the insurance requirement with the mandatory ED card application procedure. Protocols for isolation and transportation of positive cases are also being finalized. In terms of facility updates at the airport, plexiglass shields would be in place at all counters, sanitation protocols in all airport areas have been revised, PPE equipment will be mandatory for all airport staff, air quality at the airport will be enhanced, and airline protocols will be updated. Information was also provided about preparations at accommodations, including glass/plexiglass shields on check-in, contactless room entry, rigorous sanitation regimens etc. More information and details on these protocols and procedures are anticipated soon from the respective authorities.

June 4, 2020 – Zero active cases maintained. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons remains at 159. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. 12 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is now 2150. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 3, 2020 – Still no change – zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has dropped by 5 to 159. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. Following a couple of days without tests, 4 persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2138. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 2, 2020 – No change – zero active cases. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons is 164. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. No persons have been tested for the past two days – number of persons tested to date is 2134. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

June 1, 2020 – No change – zero active cases. Aruba enters Level 3 of local economy reactivation. The number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at zero with total persons recovered at 98. Aruba’s total cases to date remains at 101. The number of quarantined persons has increased by 3 to 164. There have been 3 deaths confirmed related to COVID-19. No persons have been tested since yesterday – total persons tested to date is 2134. There are no inconclusive test results at this time.

As of June 1, Aruba is now in Level 3 of reactivating the local economy. As of today, the following establishments will be allowed to reopen:

– Lottery sales outlets (until 6:30pm)
– Restaurants (inside seating)  and bars. Patrons allowed until 10pm.
– Spas, Massage salons and saunas

Casinos and nightclubs are not allowed to reopen just yet.

All hygiene and social distancing (1.5 to 2 meters recommended) protocols continue to be obligatory. Persons who feel unwell should stay home and call their doctor for testing and further instructions.

A definite date for reopening Aruba’s borders has not yet been announced. The government is still deliberating on certain specifics related to this step. As soon as we have more information, we will publish it as an update on this page.

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Archived news on COVID-19 in Aruba from March 6 to May 31, 2020