Aruba reopens borders with the USA but with additional requirements for high-risk states

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 07-08-2020.

ORANJESTAD - The Government together with the crisis team and other relevant entities are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the United States, especially now with the soon to reopen borders on July 10, 2020.

Crisis team COVID-19The United States has seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in many of its states. While some states are seeing an increase in new cases, other states are seeing steep declines. Most of the visiting tourists come from the states who have the coronavirus under control. Nevertheless, the Government is not taking any risks and has taken extra precautions for travelers coming from the highly infected states, based on the recommendations from the medical field and epidemiologist. According to the experts, this extra requirement is a strategy for a “safe” Aruba.

Tourists residing in the less affected states will be permitted to enter Aruba by showing a negative COVID test before boarding or upon arrival. Travelers from high risks states should have a negative COVID test before traveling and only with the negative test result can proceed with the ED card process (https://edcardaruba.aw/) to be granted admission. Travelers from high-risk states do not have the option to be tested upon arrival.

The additional requirement is only valid for travelers from the following states:

  • Alabama;
  • Arizona;
  • Arkansas;
  • California;
  • Colorado;
  • Florida;
  • Georgia;
  • Idaho;
  • Iowa;
  • Kansas;
  • Louisiana;
  • Mississippi;
  • Nevada;
  • North Carolina;
  • Ohio;
  • Oklahoma;
  • Oregon;
  • South Carolina;
  • South Dakota;
  • Tennessee;
  • Texas;
  • Utah;
  • Wisconsin;
  • Wyoming.

The authorities will keep monitoring the situation in the USA on a day by day basis and evaluate the next steps to be taken to keep the community and visitors safe. Aruba remains a very popular destination for the US market, but as mentioned before, precaution is very important for the safety of the island.

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