Aruba Expands Testing for New CDC Mandate

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Aruba says it has expanded its testing capabilities ahead of the new CDC mandate that all incoming travelers to the US show proof of a negative test.

Aruba tourism officials said “All necessary facilities and procedures are in place for any visitor needing to take a Covid-19 test” while in Aruba as a requirement for re-entry to their country of origin.

The island has expanded its testing facilities and has a range of hospitals and medical facilities that provide PCR tests for outbound travelers, with an average turnaround time of 24 hours, according to the destination.

Aruba’s primary testing areas are located near hotels, with appointments available in advance.

“In Aruba, we’ve been at the forefront of innovating as quickly as possible to ensure a safe, and seamless travel experience for our visitors. As such, the Aruba Government and Department of Public Health were prepared for the CDC’s new mandate that all US travelers need to provide a negative COVID-19 test and can reassure our travelers they will have easy access to testing in time for their departure,” Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority said. “All travelers coming to our One happy island can rest assured they can still visit our shores. The safety of our visitors and locals is of the utmost importance to us.”

Aruba has been open for tourism since last summer.

— CJ