Aruba has made several significant updates to its travel protocols in August, including the implementation of a curfew this week.
The biggest change for the Dutch Caribbean island was the recent decision to re-implement pre-testing requirements even for fully vaccinated travelers from high-risk countries.
That means that even if you are coming from the United States, even if you’re fully vaccinated, you still have to complete the 72-hour PCR testing requirement before traveling to Aruba.
So what about the curfew?
The curfew, which begins Aug. 25, will be in effect from 10 PM to 5 AM each night, with all establishments required to close by 9 PM at the latest — with the exception of establishments at hotel properties.
The island has also temporarily put in place an alcohol ban in certain public places in Aruba; hotel guests can order alcoholic beverages on the beach, as long as they stay on property, and can bring their beverages to their palapa or beach chair as long as they order from the hotel bar.
Alcoholic drinks can also be enjoyed at beach bars or restaurants, so long as patrons stay on the grounds of the establishments.
No groups over four people are allowed to form in public spaces unless from within the same family and household, including on the beach.
Seating at restaurants is at a maximum of four people per table (excluding children under 12), with tables 1.5 meters apart.
You can find all of Aruba’s travel requirements here.