Aruba Updates for October 2021

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Covid Updates

As of October 16, 2021, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Aruba is 15,702 with the related death toll now standing at 170. In response to the virus, 70.91% of Aruba’s population has been fully vaccinated to date.

Travel to Aruba is now open to most countries. Travel from Brazil, India, and South Africa is allowed once again. Travel from Venezuela is still not permitted since prior to the pandemics.

To keep visitors and locals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aruba has introduced the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code,’ a stringent cleaning and hygiene certification program mandatory for all tourism-related businesses. For more information, please visit Aruba Health & Happiness Code on


  • Test Report: One of the new requirements put in place for visitors to be admitted to Aruba is the mandatory valid PCR COVID-19 negative test. The test needs to be administered within 3 days and 12 hours before your direct departure flight to Aruba.
  • An online ED card is mandatory for all travelers to Aruba, including minors and infants. Follow this link Open for happiness
  • Installing Health APP

 Download the official Aruba Health App before you travel please visit:

Advantages of the app:

Faster lines at the airport — a speedy start to your vacation

Low touch travel — giving you peace of mind

Faster test results — get your test results quickly and conveniently

Health information — know who to call and where to go

Health & Happiness Code business listings — keep track of who has gone the extra mile

It is mandatory for visitors to buy the Covid insurance to travel to Aruba and must be completed within 3 days hours, and 4 hours prior. You can buy here Aruba Visitors Insurance.

For buying other insurances click here

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Medical Expenses: All medically necessary expenses to treat COVID-19, including doctor consults, medicines, hospital admissions, intensive care unit costs, specialist fees, x-rays, lab expenses, and nursing costs.

Isolation costs: Government imposed Isolation costs for patients who test positive for COVID-19, including medically necessary doctor consults and follow-up tests during the isolation period.

Other related expenses: On-island transportation of COVID-19 patients and ambulance costs for those in critical condition.

Maximum Limit: The overall maximum limit for all benefits combined is the US $75,000.

Travel Information: the travel dates airlines and the hotel accommodationPurchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance and/or prepay PCR COVID-19.

Travel Updates

Airlines:  In order to recover the tourism industry, airlines are now opening up for additional flights for the upcoming winter season. We are excited for the extra flights that would be scheduled as follows:

  • Between December 15th, 2021 – January 12th, 2022, there will be an extra flight on Monday and Wednesday.
  •  An extra flight on Sunday, December 26th, 2021, and between December 17th, 2021 – January 14th, 2022 there is an extra Friday flight scheduled.

 The additional flights are already online and can be booked for the upcoming months.

Travel from Europe: For more information visit KLM’s website:

Travel from the US or Canada: Airlines providing extra flights: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.


Events of the Month

Event: Halloween Celebration

Spooktacular Details: This is a family-friendly event that will have various activities including the following: trick or treat stations, costume contests, dance shows, face painting, a decked-out graveyard with scary sounds and creepy creatures, Halloween games, and more!

Date:  Sunday, October 27th

Time for Trickery: 5PM – 8PM

Place to be: Renaissance Marketplace

Enchanting Entrance Fee: Free to enter, just beware

Latest Hotel Deals

Bucuti & Tara – $600 value with a 7 night stay. For a seven-night stay for an adults-only couple, the value included in our published rates is $600. Details

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Aruba Mobile APP

The easiest way to stay up to date with all Aruba information is to download the FREE Visit Aruba mobile app available for iPhone and Android. In addition to having convenient access to all the VisitAruba Plus benefits, you also get a convenient mobile travel guide for Aruba.

Also, read our blog on: Latest updates on Curacao

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