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Mandatory Entry Requirements & Aruba Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

This page describes the Aruba government-mandated procedures that are currently in place related to the COVID-19 pandemic, for visitors to be granted entry to Aruba and also while staying in Aruba. Information is also available related to the Aruba Visitors Insurance. This information is valid as of March 19, 2022 to date.

Latest updates:

  • IMPORTANT!:
    • Effective March 19th, 2022, all travelers are no longer required to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination. All travelers are still required to complete Aruba’s Embarkation/Disembarkation Card before arrival, which is the country’s digitized customs and immigration process. Aruba Visitors Insurance is still required for all visitors.

Introduction

When visiting Aruba, there are some requirements in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out what steps are required to prepare for your trip carefully.

Information on this page is divided into these main sections:

  • Online ED Card process

    Referred to as the embarkation/disembarkation card (or ED Card) due to it having been a paper card that used to be handed out to visitors to Aruba for filling in traveler information. This has since been completely digitized and is an essential process that all visitors (including children) spending more than 24 hours in Aruba must follow prior to traveling to Aruba. 

    Steps 1-4 below form part of the online ED Card process that needs to be done at edcardaruba.aw.

Step 1: Requisite insurance coverage

The Aruba Visitors Insurance is a mandatory insurance that helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses in case they test positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Aruba.

Some important highlights:

  • Visitors must purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance as part of the ED Card immigration form.

  • Visitors can buy or use their own travel or health insurance to supplement the Aruba Visitors Insurance, but not to replace it.

  • Other insurances may cover you for some of the COVID-19-related expenses, but few plans offer comprehensive COVID-19 coverage in Aruba and also cover isolation costs outside of a hospital.

  • The premium is a reasonably priced, one-time flat fee, not a daily rate based on length of stay.

  • Subject to an overall limit of US$75,000, a visitor who tests positive for COVID-19 in Aruba, will have very few, if any, out-of-pocket expenses with the Aruba Visitors Insurance, as the medical and non-medical providers are paid directly by the locally licensed insurers.

  • If you purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance and do not take your trip, you may request a full refund by email.

  • As soon as you’ve completed the ED Card form and payment, you will receive an email with your Aruba Visitors Insurance policy documents attached. 

Learn more about the Aruba Visitors Insurance

Note: You will need a valid credit card to be able to purchase the requisite insurance.

Timing: Aruba Visitors Insurance is purchased as part of the ED Card immigration form.

Step 2: Basic traveler information and personal health assessment

Travelers must truthfully and accurately provide basic personal, travel, and health details such as: date of birth, passport information, length of stay etc. Questions regarding travelling health may include:

  • Have you (or the person for whom you completed this form) been suspected of or diagnosed with pneumonia or the COVID-19 infection within the past 10 days?

  • Did you (or the person for whom you completed this form) have any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell/taste?

  • Have you been in quarantine within the past 10 days?

  • Have you had any close contact (less than two meters) for more than 15 minutes with a probable or confirmed COVID-19-infected person within the past 10 days, including persons in quarantine or isolation?

Timing: These questions need to be answered as part of the ED Card immigration form.


Step 3: Consent to Aruba Government Mandates

Visitors are required to consent to comply with the rules and procedures as mandated by the Aruban government. This will include:

  • Acknowledgment and consent that upon arrival and during their stay in Aruba visitors shall cooperate with any type of COVID-19 testing as indicated by the public health authorities of Aruba, including isolation and/or quarantine.

  • Acknowledgment and consent to follow any and all instructions imposed by the public health authorities of Aruba; this includes, but is not limited to, instructions to be isolated or quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.

Timing: Consent to Aruba Government mandates must be completed as part of the ED Card immigration form.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of the ED Card process, travelers will receive an email confirmation of approval for travel (green checkmark), which must be shown either digitally or in printed form at check-in or upon boarding.

Note: You will need a valid passport and a valid email address that you have access to.


Step 4: Arrival Health Procedures in Aruba

All visitors are required to comply with arrival health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba. 

  • Mask wearing on flights - check with your airline as mandates may have changed and may vary per airline

  • Masks are no longer mandatory within the Aruba airport terminals and building, but remain recommended.

  • Prior to travel, visitors should download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App. A mobile resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba.

See more information here

 

Wearing of masks and additional safety measures.

Wearing a mask may be mandatory at specific places in Aruba by government regulation. Visitors and locals alike are expected to have a mask with them at all times to use in the mandated locations indicated below, as well as any other instances where social distancing is not possible.

Where wearing a mask may be mandatory:

- all inbound visitors ages 12 and older may be required to wear a mask during flight to Aruba - this mandate may vary per airline. Travelers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with any in-flight requirements and procedures of their chosen airline related to COVID-19.

- Masks are no longer mandatory within the Aruba airport terminals and building, but remain recommended.

- wearing a mask is not mandatory elsewhere unless an establishment requires a mask to be worn at their location - this is at the establishment's discretion.

- Masks are recommended at times when social distancing is difficult

Proper mask usage

Visitors and locals should follow CDC and/or WHO guidelines for effective types of masks, as well as proper mask usage including wearing a mask over the nose and mouth, securing it under the chin, and fitting it snugly against the sides of the face.

Additional safety measures

The Aruba government has also implemented additional island-wide measures to further maintain the health and safety of visitors depending on the prevailing situation.

As of February 17th, 2022, until further notice all additional mandatory on-island safety measures have been lifted.

Review other entry requirements as part of the online ED Card process.

Follow our news section for regular updates on the COVID-19 situation in Aruba.

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