Aruba Is Planning to Reopen Its Borders

boca grandi caribbean beachesBoca Grandi beach in Aruba.

Aruba is planning to reopen its borders, the Dutch Caribbean island revealed this week. 

Aruba’s government has announced a “tentative re-opening of the borders for inbound travel,” with a scheduled date between June 15 and July 1. 

That is subject to change however, “as we may consider additional precautionary measures as needed,” Aruba’s tourism authority said on its Web site. 

“As you can imagine, this decision does not come without serious consideration as our highest priority is the health and well-being of our people and visitors,” the Aruba Tourism Authority said. “For travelers who already have a trip booked and are concerned restrictions may impact your travel dates, please contact your hotels and airlines directly for an update on their rescheduling policies. We will welcome guests back to our sunny shores as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The move comes after the Aruba Airport Authority recently announced it had begun preparing for a possible reopening

A potential opening would come with a host of shifts to procedures; the Airport Authority detailed some of them, including social distancing, transparent shields at check-in desks and specially delineated lines. 

Aruba is the first Caribbean destination to announce a specific date for a border reopening. 

Several other Caribbean destinations are also preparing similar plans, but none has officially been announced. 

For more, visit Aruba.

— CJ