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Aruba relaxes entry requirements for all foreigners

The island of Aruba has announced that the admission criteria for all tourists would be relaxed. The island nation will allow travelers to choose between taking an antigen test one day prior to their trip, or a PCR test up to a maximum of three days prior to their trip, or the option to travel with a digitally verifiable QR-Code proof of COVID-19 booster vaccination beginning on February 3, 2022, according to the Aruba Tourism Authority.

Included in a full vaccination status is a booster dose that should be received at least seven days before departure. A booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is administered in conjunction with a completed main series of the disease. A copy of the proof must be submitted as part of Aruba’s Embarkation/Debarkation Card procedure no later than three days before the trip’s scheduled arrival. Travelers between the ages of 12 and 17 may enter Aruba with a primary series that has been completed but without a booster. If you are traveling from the United States, you will be required to utilize the SMART Health Card format to validate your vaccination status.

When visiting Aruba, visitors 12 and older who tested positive utilizing a molecular COVID-19 test by nasopharyngeal swab between 10 days and 12 weeks before to travel and did not exhibit any symptoms would be excluded from the obligation to provide a negative COVID-19 test result in order to be admitted.

Global health institutions such as the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as scientists and professionals, have influenced Aruba’s course ahead. As the existing environment and developing circumstances continue to be monitored, the government, healthcare institutions, and tourist sector in Aruba will assess if additional adaptation is required.

Even when travel restrictions are relaxed, the Aruba Health & Happiness Code continues to be a top focus for the island. The “Health & Happiness Code” of Aruba establishes high cleanliness and hygiene requirements, and it is necessary for all tourism-related enterprises across the nation to adhere to them. Tourism firms must comply to stringent health, sanitation, and social distancing regulations under the terms of this agreement.

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