Aruba (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Some travelers were eligible to be exempt from the 72-hour testing requirement and enter the country with proof of vaccination (if they met eligibility requirements). However, out of an abundance of caution, Aruba is temporarily restricting that option for anyone entering from a high-risk country (listed here
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test result required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.12.2021
1. Passengers must complete an “Embarkation/Disembarkation Card (ED Card)” at most 72 hours before departure at They will receive a “Travel Authorization” which must be presented before boarding.
2. Passengers could be subject to medical screening upon arrival.
3. More COVID-19 related information can be found at


Detailed Tourist Information

Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Aruba.

Effective Dec. 1, travel from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe is banned

Aruba will classify certain European countries as ‘very high-risk’, requiring them to test in a shorter time-frame. Read the details on the High-risk Countries here

Eligible travelers who meet the requirements may provide proof of vaccination instead of testing. Read the complete details on this COVID-19 Vaccination for Travel page .

All visitors, 12 years and older, traveling to Aruba must take one Molecular COVID-19 test within 3 days to 4 hours prior to travel to Aruba.

All travelers not showing documentation indicating a negative Molecular COVID-19 test result prior to travel to Aruba as a part of the ED card process will receive a Molecular PCR COVID-19 test at the Airport when arriving in Aruba.

The Aruba Health App offers passengers the opportunity to upload their test during the ED Card online registration process, and have it verified prior to departure to Aruba. Once approved, this will be registered on the Aruba Health App.

All travelers not showing documentation indicating a negative Molecular COVID-19 test result prior to travel to Aruba as a part of the ED card process will receive a Molecular PCR COVID-19 test at the Airport when arriving in Aruba.

Find the testing option best suited to you on the COVID-19 Testing Requirements page ( )

The Molecular PCR COVID-19 testing will be followed by a mandatory quarantine at the traveler’s booked accommodations while test results are assessed.
The mandatory quarantine while test results are assessed will be up to 24 hours. The health department will make every effort to have results as quickly as possible in order to minimize the visitor’s time in quarantine.

Prior to travel, visitors should download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App ( A mobile resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba, and faster results for Molecular PCR COVID-19 tests taken in Aruba.

Click here for detailed information


Lockdown Details

The Aruba government has also implemented additional island-wide measures to further maintain the health and safety of visitors depending on the prevailing situation.

As of October 2nd, 2021, until further notice:

Curfew no longer in effect (since September 2)

All establishments are required to close by 12:00 am at the latest. This is not applicable for establishments at hotel properties. Closing times per hotel may differ, please check with your hotel for more information. Casinos must close by 1:00am at the latest.

Seating at restaurants is a maximum of eight per table (excluding children under the age of 12), both indoor and outdoor. Tables must be at least 1.5 m apart.

All bars, rum shops, nightclubs and restaurants can serve at tables only. For bars & rum shops maximum seating is four persons per table, indoor and outdoor.

Live background music permitted with a maximum of five musicians. No dancing permitted.
An alcohol ban is temporarily in effect in certain public places in Aruba. Hotel guests can order alcoholic beverages on the beach as long as they stay on the hotel property, and can bring their beverages to their palapa or beach chair as long as they order from the hotel bar. Alcoholic beverages can still be enjoyed at beach bars or restaurants not affiliated with a hotel, as long as patrons stay within the grounds of the establishment. It is currently prohibited to consume alcohol on any other beaches, parking lots, parks, or in any public place unless it is a licensed establishment.

There are restricted zones that are off-limits between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 am. Restricted zones include all beaches and public parking lots.

No groups over eight people are allowed to form in public spaces unless the group consists of a family from the same household. This includes gatherings on the beach.

Social gatherings or parties allowed with a maximum of 150 persons inside or 250 persons outside and social distancing of 1.5m.


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