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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Travel to Aruba

IMPORTANT: Mandatory requirements for travel to Aruba (including additional safety measures in place island-wide) and mandatory Aruba visitors insurance information.

NEW CDC REQUIREMENTS: COVID-19 Testing locations in Aruba

Latest Updates

January 23, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 68 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 427. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 427 (404 residents and 23 visitors) with 15 new cases (13 residents and 2 non-residents), and 68 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6723 (6455 residents and 268 visitors). The total recovered is 6240 (5995 residents and 245 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 80184 of which 48565 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 56 (all residents). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, of whom are in intensive care.

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January 23, 2021 – 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 74 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 480. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 480 (457 residents and 23 visitors) with 55 new cases (53 residents and 2 non-residents), and 74 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6708 (6442 residents and 266 visitors). The total recovered is 6172 (5929 residents and 243 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 79732 of which 48214 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 56 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, of whom are in intensive care.
January 22, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 85 recoveries. 4 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 502.  Aruba to close borders with Brazil due to new variant. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 502 (478 residents and 24 visitors) with 30 new cases (all residents), 85 recoveries and 4 deaths. The total cases to date is 6656 (6392 residents and 264 visitors). The total recovered is 6098 (5858 residents and 240 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 79145 of which 47841 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 56 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 29 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba Government has announced that as of January 25, 2021, Aruba’s border with Brazil will be closed. This is due to the new variant of COVID-19 that has been identified in Brazil. KLM has also announced that it is cancelling all flights from South America, however for the time being will continue to operate flights between the Netherlands and Aruba, Curacao and the rest of the Dutch Caribbean islands.

January 21, 2021 – 61 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases increase to 558.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 558 (529 residents and 29 visitors) with 61 new cases (59 residents and 2 non-residents), and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6623 (6359 residents and 264 visitors). The total recovered is 6013 (5778 residents and 235 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 78585 of which 47514 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 34 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.
January 20, 2021 – 39 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 28 recoveries. Active cases increase to 523.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 523 (495 residents and 28 visitors) with 39 new cases (38 residents and 1 non-resident), and 28 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6562 (6300 residents and 262 visitors). The total recovered is 5987 (5753 residents and 234 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 77886 of which 47238 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.
January 19, 2021 – 72 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. Active cases increase to 512.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 512 (483 residents and 29 visitors) with 72 new cases (70 residents and 2 non-residents), and 36 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6523 (6262 residents and 261 visitors). The total recovered is 5959 (5727 residents and 232 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 77550 of which 47124 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 31 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.
January 18, 2021 – 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 476.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 476 (448 residents and 28 visitors) with 16 new cases (14 residents and 2 non-residents), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 6451 (6192 residents and 259 visitors). The total recovered is 5923 (5692 residents and 231 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 76940 of which 46830 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care.

January 17, 2021 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 94 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 460.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 460 (434 residents and 26 visitors) with 30 new cases (23 residents and 7 non-residents), and 94 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6435 (6178 residents and 257 visitors). The total recovered is 5923 (5692 residents and 231 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 76552 of which 46529 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 26 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

January 16, 2021 – 55 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 72 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 524.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 524 (495 residents and 29 visitors) with 55 new cases (51 residents and 4 non-residents), and 72 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6405 (6155 residents and 250 visitors). The total recovered is 5829 (5608 residents and 221 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 75972 of which 46077 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 20%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

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January 15, 2021 – 54 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 95 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 541.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 541 (511 residents and 30 visitors) with 54 new cases (53 residents and 1 non-resident), and 95 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6350 (6104 residents and 246 visitors). The total recovered is 5757 (5541 residents and 216 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74748 of which 45705 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 27 persons hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care.

January 14, 2021 – 68 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 110 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 582.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 582 (549 residents and 33 visitors) with 68 new cases (66 residents and 2 non-residents), and 110 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6296 (6051 residents and 245 visitors). The total recovered is 5662 (5450 residents and 212 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74678 of which 45341 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 25 persons hospitalized, 11 of whom are in intensive care.

January 13, 2021 – 74 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 41 recoveries. Active cases increase to 624.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 624 (592 residents and 32 visitors) with 74 new cases (71 residents and 3 non-residents), and 41 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6225 (5985 residents and 243 visitors). The total recovered is 5552 (5341 residents and 211 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 74075 of which 45024 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 24 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

January 12, 2021 – 86 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 32 recoveries. Active cases increase to 591.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 591 (562 residents and 29 visitors) with 86 new cases (81 residents and 5 non-residents), and 32 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6154 (5914 residents and 240 visitors). The total recovered is 5511 (5300 residents and 211 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 73633 of which 44861 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 33%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 52 (all residents). There are currently 21 persons hospitalized, 9 of whom are in intensive care.

January 11, 2021 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 23 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 537.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 537 (512 residents and 25 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident), 23 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6068 (5833 residents and 235 visitors). The total recovered is 5479 (5269 residents and 210 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 73015 of which 44507 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 43%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 52 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

January 10, 2021 – 28 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 535.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 535 (506 residents and 29 visitors) with 28 new cases (26 residents and 2 non-residents), 20 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 6042 (5808 residents and 234 visitors). The total recovered is 5456 (5251 residents and 205 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 72624 of which 44165 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 18%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 51 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

January 9, 2021 – 36 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 47 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 527.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 527 (500 residents and 27 visitors) with 36 new cases (35 residents and 1 non-resident), and 47 recoveries. The total cases to date is 6013 (5781 residents and 232 visitors). The total recovered is 5436 (5231 residents and 205 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 72018 of which 43702 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 19%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

January 8, 2021 – 94 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 66 recoveries. Active cases increase to 538.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 538 (508 residents and 30 visitors) with 94 new cases (84 residents and 10 non-residents), and 66 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5977 (5746 residents and 231 visitors). The total recovered is 5389 (5188 residents and 201 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 71418 of which 43270 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 27%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

January 7, 2021 – 72 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 50 recoveries. Active cases increase to 510. Curfew extended until January 31 and additional measures announced that take effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 510 (481 residents and 29 visitors) with 72 new cases (67 residents and 5 non-residents), and 50 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5883 (5662 residents and 221 visitors). The total recovered is 5323 (5131 residents and 192 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 70661 of which 42849 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents has not been published today. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 11 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has announced the following measures that will be in place until January 31:

Curfew extended: The curfew that is currently in effect between 11pm and 5am will be extended until January 31.

Closing time: Latest at 10 pm for all establishments. This is not applicable to establishments on hotel properties but is applicable to hotel casinos. Please check with your specific hotel for more information on closing times.

Prohibition of public gatherings: Between 7pm and 5am it is not allowed to gather in public spaces such as parking lots and on beaches. A maximum of 2 persons can be together, if family members then it can be up to 4 persons.

Musical entertainment & dancing at restaurants etc.: Only 1 musician allowed. No dancing allowed.

Yachts/boats: No more than 4 persons at one time on board. This is not applicable to commercial vessels such as charter boats/catamarans which are allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% of capacity.

Shops/Supermarkets: No more than 1 person per family allowed inside. Compulsory to wear a mask also outside if social distancing of at least 1.5m is not possible.

Sports: contact sports not allowed; other sports allowed with a limit of 25 persons outside or 10 persons inside. No spectator public allowed.

Restaurants: Maximum of 4 persons at a table (both inside and outside). No musical entertainment allowed, only background music, dancing not allowed.

Social meetings:  No more than 10 persons inside or 25 persons outside.

January 6, 2021 – Spike in cases today with 95 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 36 recoveries. Active cases increase to 488. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 488 (460 residents and 28 visitors) with 95 new cases (91 residents and 4 non-residents), and 36 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5811 (5595 residents and 214 visitors). The total recovered is 5273 (5085 residents and 188 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 70035 of which 42553 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 38%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 50 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 6 of whom are in intensive care.

January 5, 2021 – Sharp increase with 110 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 19 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 429. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 429 (394 residents and 35 visitors) with 110 new cases (109 residents and 1 non-resident), 19 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 5716 (5504 residents and 212 visitors). The total recovered is 5237 (5060 residents and 177 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 69522 of which 42198 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 34%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 50 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

January 4, 2021 – 42 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 339. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 339 (305 residents and 34 visitors) with 42 new cases (all residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5606 (5395 residents and 211 visitors). The total recovered is 5219 (5041 residents and 177 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 68630 of which 41703 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 45%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 12 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

January 3, 2021 – 32 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 306. Curfew extended until January 7. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 306 (271 residents and 35 visitors) with 32 new cases (31 residents and 1 non-resident), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 5564 (5353 residents and 211 visitors). The total recovered is 5209 (5033 residents and 176 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 67930 of which 41061 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 13 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has decided to extend the curfew until January 7th. The curfew is in effect between 11pm and 5am. The requirement for all establishments (with the exception of those at hotels) to close by 10pm will also remain in effect.

January 2, 2021 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 30 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 274. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 274 (240 residents and 34 visitors) with 23 new cases (18 residents and 5 non-residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5532 (5322 residents and 210 visitors). The total recovered is 5209 (5033 residents and 176 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 67058 of which 40338 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 46%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

January 1, 2021 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 30 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 281. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 281 (249 residents and 32 visitors) with 20 new cases (all residents), and 30 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5509 (5304 residents and 205 visitors). The total recovered is 5179 (5006 residents and 173 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 66705 of which 40032 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 31, 2020 – 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 17 recoveries. Active cases increase to 291. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 291 (256 residents and 35 visitors) with 47 new cases (44 residents and 3 non-residents), and 17 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5489 (5284 residents and 205 visitors). The total recovered is 5149 (4979 residents and 170 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 66177 of which 39575 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 30%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 30, 2020 – 69 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases increase to 261. Curfew and additional measures came into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 261 (226 residents and 35 visitors) with 69 new cases (60 residents and 9 non-residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5442 (5241 residents and 201 visitors). The total recovered is 5132 (4966 residents and 166 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 65457 of which 39003 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 37%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 29, 2020 – 50 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 206. Curfew and additional measures to come into effect on December 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 206 (174 residents and 32 visitors) with 50 new cases (46 residents and 4 non-residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5373 (5181 residents and 192 visitors). The total recovered is 5118 (4958 residents and 160 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 64722 of which 38453 were persons tested at the airport. With non airport tests being 139, the local positivity rate is 31%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has decided to take some additional measures to lower the rate of local transmission. These are:

Curfew: As of December 30 until January 3, a curfew will be in effect between 11pm and 5am. The only exception will be for the changeover to the New Year the night of Dec 31 to the morning of Jan 1 in which case the curfew will start at 2am on Jan 1.

Closing times: All establishments to close by 10pm with the exception of hotel establishments. This includes New Year’s eve.

Music: No parties with live music or DJs allowed. Restaurants can have live music according to established protocols during opening hours, however dancing is prohibited. Music outside restaurants is not allowed.

Traditional pagara (large firecrackers): will be allowed until Dec 31 at 3pm.

December 28, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 18 recoveries. Active cases remain at 164.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 164 (135 residents and 29 visitors) with 18 new cases (13 residents and 5 non-residents), and 18 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5323 (5135 residents and 188 visitors). The total recovered is 5110 (4951 residents and 159 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 63912 of which 37782 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 33%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 27, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 16 recoveries. Active cases increase to 164.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 164 (135 residents and 29 visitors) with 18 new cases (12 residents and 6 non-residents), and 16 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5305 (5122 residents and 183 visitors). The total recovered is 5092 (4938 residents and 154 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 63075 of which 36978 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 23%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 26, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 18 recoveries. Active cases increase to 162.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 162 (136 residents and 26 visitors) with 19 new cases (all residents), and 18 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5287 (5110 residents and 177 visitors). The total recovered is 5076 (4925 residents and 151 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 62284 of which 36210 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 17%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 49 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 25, 2020 – 9 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 27 recoveries. 2 persons pass away. Active cases decrease to 161.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 161 (129 residents and 32 visitors) with 9 new cases (8 residents and 1 non-resident), 27 recoveries and 2 deaths. The total cases to date is 5268 (5091 residents and 177 visitors). The total recovered is 5058 (4913 residents and 145 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 61907 of which 35981 were persons tested at the airport. 55 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 49 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 24, 2020 – 29 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 23 recoveries. Active cases increase to 179.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 179 (146 residents and 33 visitors) with 29 new cases (26 residents and 3 non-residents), and 23 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5257 (5081 residents and 176 visitors). The total recovered is 5031 (4888 residents and 143 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 61532 of which 35551 were persons tested at the airport. 71 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 37%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 23, 2020 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases increase to 173.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 173 (143 residents and 30 visitors) with 30 new cases (27 residents and 3 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5228 (5055 residents and 173 visitors). The total recovered is 5008 (4865 residents and 143 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 60980 of which 35070 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 22, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 28 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 155. Aruba government monitoring the situation related to new strain of COVID-19 identified in the UK.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 155 (125 residents and 30 visitors) with 17 new cases (13 residents and 4 non-residents), and 28 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5199 (5029 residents and 170 visitors). The total recovered is 4997 (4857 residents and 140 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 60541. 82 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

The Aruba government continues to monitor the situation related to the new strain of COVID-19 identified in the UK and has so far concluded that based on the testing requirements for Aruba, flights from the UK can be allowed. Currently Aruba has one weekly direct flight from London (Gatwick) operated by TUI. The Aruban authorities and TUI continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and any further decisions will be published as they are taken.

December 21, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 12 recoveries. Active cases increase to 160.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 160 (134 residents and 26 visitors) with 13 new cases (7 residents and 6 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5176 (5013 residents and 163 visitors). The total recovered is 4969 (4832 residents and 137 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 59890 of which 34194 were persons tested at the airport. 47 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 20, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 20 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 159.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 159 (150 residents and 21 visitors) with 8 new cases (7 residents and 1 non-resident), and 20 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5163 (5006 residents and 157 visitors). The total recovered is 4957 (4822 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 59433 of which 33784 were persons tested at the airport. 77 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 19, 2020 – 17 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 171.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 171 (150 residents and 21 visitors) with 17 new cases (12 residents and 5 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5155 (4999 residents and 156 visitors). The total recovered is 4937 (4802 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 58799 of which 33227 were persons tested at the airport. 119 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 18, 2020 – 14 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 163.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 163 (147 residents and 16 visitors) with 14 new cases (11 residents and 3 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5138 (4987 residents and 151 visitors). The total recovered is 4928 (4793 residents and 135 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 58279 of which 32826 were persons tested at the airport. 117 hospital lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 9%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 17, 2020 – 18 new cases of COVID-19 reported and no recoveries. Active cases increase to 158.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 158 (143 residents and 15 visitors) with 18 new cases (14 residents and 4 non-residents), and no recoveries. The total cases to date is 5124 (4976 residents and 148 visitors). The total recovered is 4919 (4786 residents and 133 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 57807 of which 32471 were persons tested at the airport. 186 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 47 (all residents). There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 16, 2020 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases increase to 140.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 140 (129 residents and 11 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5106 (4961 residents and 144 visitors). The total recovered is 4919 (4786 residents and 133 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 57268 of which 32118 were persons tested at the airport. 191 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 47 (all residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 15, 2020 – 23 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 8 recoveries. Active cases increase to 122.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 122 (110 residents and 12 visitors) with 23 new cases (all residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5079 (4936 residents and 143 visitors). The total recovered is 4911 (4780 residents and 131 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 56864 of which 31905 were persons tested at the airport. 109 non-airport lab tests have been done indicating a local positivity rate of 21%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 14, 2020 – 7 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 7 recoveries. Active cases remain at 107.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases is 107 (92 residents and 15 visitors) with 7 new cases (6 residents and 1 non-resident), and 7 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5056 (4913 residents and 143 visitors). The total recovered is 4903 (4775 residents and 128 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 56300 of which 31450 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 13, 2020 – 5 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 6 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 107.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 107 (91 residents and 16 visitors) with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents), and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5049 (4907 residents and 142 visitors). The total recovered is 4896 (4770 residents and 126 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 55812 of which 30989 were persons tested at the airport. 73 non-airport lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 4%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 12, 2020 – 13 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 11 recoveries. Active cases increase to 108.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 108 (92 residents and 16 visitors) with 13 new cases (10 residents and 3 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5044 (4904 residents and 140 visitors). The total recovered is 4890 (4766 residents and 124 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 55294 of which 30544 were persons tested at the airport. 91 non-airport lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 6 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 11, 2020 – 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 14 recoveries. Active cases increase to 106. Some measures to be relaxed as of Monday Dec 14.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 106 (92 residents and 14 visitors) with 20 new cases (all residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5031 (4894 residents and 137 visitors). The total recovered is 4879 (4756 residents and 123 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 54861 of which 30202 were persons tested at the airport. 197 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are currently 10 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

As of Monday December 14 the following changes to COVID-19 preventive measures will come into effect:

Entertainment / Bands: Maximum number of musicians/performers allowed: 5 (inside venues) and 10 (outside venues). Musicians/performers are responsible for stopping if people start to dance.

Sports: Can continue with suitable precautions. Public will be allowed – up to 30 persons (inside venue) and up to 60 persons (outside venue).

Shops/Supermarkets: 2 adults per family and can be accompanied by children aged 14 and under; all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

December 10, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 9 recoveries. Active cases increase to 100. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 100 (86 residents and 14 visitors) with 15 new cases (13 residents and 2 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 5011 (4874 residents and 137 visitors). The total recovered is 4865 (4742 residents and 123 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 54368 of which 29906 were persons tested at the airport. 118 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 46 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 9, 2020 – 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 29 recoveries. 1 person passes away. Active cases decrease to 93. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 93 (74 residents and 19 visitors) with 12 new cases (all residents), 29 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 4996 (4861 residents and 135 visitors). The total recovered is 4856 (4740 residents and 116 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53920 of which 29576 were persons tested at the airport. 113 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 46 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 8, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 26 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 112. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 112 (92 residents and 20 visitors) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident) and 26 recoveries. The total cases to date is 4984 (4849 residents and 134 visitors). The total recovered is 4827 (4713 residents and 114 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53643 of which 29412 were persons tested at the airport. 112 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). As of last report (Dec. 6) there were 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom was in intensive care. No further hospitalization updates have been provided.

December 7, 2020 – 1 new case of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 120. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 120 (100 residents and 20 visitors) with 1 new case (a resident) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4966 (4833 residents and 133 visitors).  The total recovered is 4801 (4688 residents and 113 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 53107 of which 28988 were persons tested at the airport. 38 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). As of yesterday there were 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom was in intensive care. No updates have been provided for today.

December 6, 2020 – 8 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 25 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 132. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 132 (108 residents and 24 visitors) with 8 new cases (6 residents and 2 non-residents) and 25 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4965 (4832 residents and 133 visitors).  The total recovered is 4788 (4679 residents and 109 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 52719 of which 28638 were persons tested at the airport. 98 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

December 5, 2020 – 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 17 recoveries. Active cases decrease to 149. New measures came into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 149 (124 residents and 25 visitors) with 15 new cases (10 residents and 5 non-residents) and 17 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4957 (4826 residents and 131 visitors).  The total recovered is 4763 (4657 residents and 106 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 52200 of which 28217 were persons tested at the airport. The local positivity rate is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

As of today the following measures will come into effect to counter the increase in COVID-19 cases locally:

Restaurants: Maximum number of persons per table are 8 persons (inside seating) and 10 persons (outside seating).

Rumshops / Bars: must remain closed if not serving food.

Entertainment / Bands: Maximum number of musicians/performers allowed: 3 (inside and outside). Musicians/performers are responsible for stopping if people start to dance.

Shops/Supermarkets: 1 person allowed per family, all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Social / family gatherings: Maximum number of persons allowed are 30 (inside) and 60 (outside). No dancing allowed, all rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Sports: Can continue with suitable precautions. No public allowed.

Funerals: Maximum number of persons at the same time is 30. All rules must be adhered to for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Local persons traveling: Must test upon arrival at the airport and are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 10 days even if test result is negative.

December 4, 2020 – 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 151. New measures to come into effect on December 5. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 151 (127 residents and 24 visitors) with 19 new cases (16 residents and 3 non-residents) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4942 (4816 residents and 126 visitors).  The total recovered is 4746 (4644 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 51728 of which 27840 were persons tested at the airport. 97 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 16%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 9 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 3, 2020 – 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 15 recoveries. Active cases increase to 145. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 145 (124 residents and 21 visitors) with 21 new cases (14 residents and 7 non-residents) and 15 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4923 (4800 residents and 123 visitors).  The total recovered is 4733 (4631 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 51383 of which 27592 were persons tested at the airport. 97 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 9 persons hospitalized, 2 of whom are in intensive care.

December 2, 2020 – 30 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 139. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 139 (125 residents and 14 visitors) with 30 new cases (28 residents and 2 non-residents) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4902 (4786 residents and 116 visitors).  The total recovered is 4718 (4616 residents and 102 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 50953 of which 27259 were persons tested at the airport. 167 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 9 persons hospitalized, none of whom are in intensive care.

December 1, 2020 – 26 new cases of COVID-19 reported and 13 recoveries. Active cases increase to 122. Borders with several countries reopen today.  The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 122 (107 residents and 15 visitors) with 26 new cases (25 residents and 1 non-resident) and 13 recoveries.  The total cases to date is 4872 (4758 residents and 114 visitors).  The total recovered is 4705 (4606 residents and 99 visitors).  The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 50598 of which 27071 were persons tested at the airport. 104 hospital lab tests were done since last report, indicating a local positivity rate of 24%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 45 (all residents). There are 6 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

As of today, borders have reopened with the Dominican Republic, Haiti, all Central American and South American countries (excluding Venezuela & Peru).

 

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See also – archived news:
COVID-19 in Aruba from June 1 to November 30, 2020
COVID-19 in Aruba from March 6 to May 31, 2020