Restrictive Travel Advisories – COVID-19

Are There Any Restrictive Travel Advisories for Aruba Because Of Coronavirus?

The vast majority of Aruba’s visitors is from North America, namely from the USA and Canada. The USA’s Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continuously issues and updates Travel Health Notices for certain countries where the CDC found reasons to warn or alert US residents about the health risks involved with traveling to such foreign countries. Similarly, Canada’s ‘Travel Advice and Advisories’ web page is the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information about countries worldwide. Hence, both mentioned sources of travel advisories (by the CDC and by the Government of Canada) are very important for Aruba, as they may directly or indirectly affect the local tourism industry. On the other hand, the Government of Aruba may also issue travel advisories that restrict travel to Aruba from any other country.

Prestige hereby informs travelers that, as per the last update of this publication (see date at bottom of this page):
  • On June 10, 2020, the government of Aruba officially announced that the country will reopen its borders and once again welcome inbound travel from certain countries, including from Canada (July 1st) and from the USA (July 10th).  Note: The government of Aruba has imposed strict traveler health requirements for entry into Aruba, in order to as much as possible avoid new influx and outbreak of the coronavirus on this ‘proven’ very safe, rather popular but also inherently vulnerable island 6.
  • As of the beginning of May 2020 till June 28, 2020, with ongoing testing Aruba registered no (= 0!) additional cases of Covid-19 and the total count of cases remained at 101 since the lock-down of its borders to that date; proclaiming Aruba temporarily as a Covid-free country. Nonetheless, with the pandemic still ongoing globally and with the re-opening of its borders, the re-influx of the virus on the island is seen as inevitable but now more controllable and better prepared for.5
  • In a later stage, Aruba gradually opened its borders to more countries and currently is practically fully open for travel as before the pandemic, however, with stricter entry requirements as a result of the pandemic.
  • Concurrently with the announcement of the reopening of Aruba’s borders, the Aruba Airport Authority published (and which will be continuously updated) on its website all information about those airlines from various countries that have already scheduled flights to Aruba 7.
  • Based on all the above described, Prestige Vacations Aruba since February 29, 2020 introduced a coronavirus-related Rebate Policy that mitigates ALL CANCELLATION FEES that may become applicable under its standard Terms & Conditions or under its reopening-related Temporary Moderate Cancellation Policy.

Sources:

  1. Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories – Official source of destination-specific travel information, e.g. related to the coronavirus.
  2. US Department of State Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel Proclamation related to the coronavirus.
  3. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Warning Level 3 Global Travel Health Notice related to the coronavirus.
  4. World Health Organization (WHO) – Find out more about countries that have coronavirus cases.
  5. ArubaCovid19.org – Official website by the Government of Aruba concerning the coronavirus pandemic.
  6. Aruba Traveler Health Requirements – Official advisory web-page by the Aruba Tourism Authority concerning coronavirus-related health requirements upon the reopening of Aruba’s borders for tourists (official detailed version).
    New Services and Policies – COVID-19 – Concise summary of the for our guests most important and relevant travel prerequisites of Aruba in general, and of the thereto related Prestige services and offers in particular.
  7. AirportAruba.com – Official website by Aruba Airport Authority concerning the tentative plans of certain airlines to resume Aruba-bound service as of June 15, 2020 onward.
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Prestige Vacations Aruba
Last Update: July 10, 2021

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