Aruba Reopens to Travelers from Canada, Europe

aruba reopensThe Renaissance resort in Aruba.

Aruba has reopened its borders for tourists from Canada, Europe and the rest of the Caribbean (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti).

The Dutch Caribbean island had already reopened to travel from nearby Bonaire and Curacao. 

On July 10, Aruba will begin receiving travelers from the United States. 

Most notably, all visitors to Aruba need to present a COVID-19 negative test from a certified lab — with the test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. 

Aruba is also requiring the purchase of “Aruba Visitors Insurance,” which the country says “helps to protect you against medical and non-medical expenses incurred if you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay in Aruba.”

That costs $15 per person per day of the trip. 

Travelers also need to fill out an electronic ED form (here’s where to find it).

All passengers will still be screened with a short health status interview and a temperature check.

“Aruba’s sunny shores are welcoming visitors once again,” the Aruba Tourism Authority said in a statement. “Aruba’s diligent reopening will happen in phases, monitored closely by the Government of Aruba and the Department of Public Health.”

A number of the island’s resorts are reopening this month; the Renaissance Aruba and Boardwalk Boutique Hotel have already relaunched, while the Hilton Aruba, for example, is opening July 9.

The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort never officially closed, having now completed a series of health and safety and cosmetic upgrades to the Eagle Beach-area property. 

— CJ