Blue sky

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Travel to Aruba

IMPORTANT: New Mandatory requirements for travel to Aruba (including rates for mandatory visitors insurance)

Latest Updates

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 positive COVID-19 coronavirus 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.

Join the VisitAruba.com community on Facebook!

August 1, 2020 – Aruba’s has 13 active cases of COVID-19. The number of active positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive COVID-19 coronavirus 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 positive COVID-19 coronavirus 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 positive 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 positive COVID-19 coronavirus 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 positive COVID-19 coronavirus 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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 positive 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.

————

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