Proof of COVID-19 vaccination option for vaccinated travelers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of August 1, 2021, the proof of vaccination option previously available for certain eligible US travelers described below is no longer applicable until further notice. Residents of certain EU countries may be able to show proof of vaccination instead of taking a PCR test - more information.
Anyone traveling to Aruba from a location considered as high-risk will need to complete the 72-hour PCR testing requirement regardless of vaccination status.
The following countries/areas are deemed high-risk by the Aruba Health Department effective October 8, 2021:
|Antigua & Barbuda||Greece||Romania|
|Austria||Guatemala||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Barbados||Ireland||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Belarus||Israel||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Lesotho||Slovakia|
|Croatia||Maldives||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Dominica||North Macedonia||United States|
The above update renders all information below invalid as of August 1, 2021
As of July 14th, 2021 some US residents who are fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible for an exemption from the COVID-19 testing requirement.
1. Determining Eligibility.
Currently only residents of the USA are able to travel to Aruba without needing to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test if they satisfy ALL of the following requirements:
- Have been fully vaccinated with an FDA or EMA authorized COVID-19 vaccine. At this moment, these are Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
By fully vaccinated is meant that both doses have been received for 2-dose vaccines, or 1 dose for 1-dose vaccine, and vaccinated persons have received their (last) COVID-19 vaccine shot more than 14 days prior to traveling to Aruba.
- Have a SMART Health Card vaccine record.
A SMART Health Card is a paper or digital version of your clinical information, such as vaccination history or test results. It allows you to keep a copy of your records on hand and easily share this information with others if you choose. Learn more about SMART Health Cards
- Use the CommonPass Digital Health app as part of Aruba's mandatory online ED Card process before their flight.
2. Obtaining the required SMART Health Card.
Currently SMART Health Cards can be obtained at:
- any healthcare provider in California
- any healthcare provider in Louisiana
- UC San Diego Health
- any U.S. Walmart pharmacy
- any U.S. Sam’s Club pharmacy
3. Presenting proof of vaccination.
The SMART Health Card proof of vaccination needs to be presented before your flight to Aruba as part of Aruba’s online ED Card process. For this, you will need to use the CommonPass Digital Health app to store your SMART Health Card.
- If the CommonPass app asks, use the invitation code 2ARUBA
- Create a “Travel to Aruba” pass in CommonPass by scanning or uploading your SMART Health Card.
- Your minted pass will show a CommonPass ID under the QR code, use this when completing your Aruba online ED Card process for instant vaccine verification.
- With your ED Card approved and upon arrival in Aruba as a vaccinated traveler, you’ll have access to the convenient Pre-approved Health Lane at the Aruba airport.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Currently only U.S. residents can show proof of vaccination. This may change in future so kindly check back for any updates. Instead of proof of vaccination you can also travel with a proof of a negative COVID-19 test or test upon arrival in Aruba. You can find more information on our Mandatory Entry Requirements page.
Follow our news section for regular updates on the COVID-19 situation in Aruba.
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