Wednesday,  May 31, 2023  5:52 pm

Aruba updates entry requirements for Canada & U.S.

Aruba updates entry requirements for Canada & U.S.
Oranjestad, Aruba. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Aruba has updated its entry requirements for travellers from the U.S. and Canada, the Aruba Tourism Authority has announced. 

Residents from the U.S. and Canada (which Aruba considers "high-risk countries") have the option of taking an antigen test one day prior or a PCR test up to two days prior to travelling to Aruba. The update went into effect Jan. 18, 2022. 

It should be noted that, since Dec. 27, 2021 residents from high risk countries had not had the option to test upon arrival. 

Visitors 12 and older, who have tested positive using a molecular COVID-19 test by nasopharyngeal swab between 10 days and 12 weeks prior to travel date to Aruba, and do not show any symptoms, will be exempt from the requirement of providing a negative COVID-19 test result for entry to Aruba.

READ MORE: Aruba launches simplified entry process with OK2Roam

As announced in December, Aruba had partnered with OK2Roam to create a more seamless way for visitors to process the entry requirements to the Caribbean island. 

The new system allows travellers to authorize an approved laboratory to send their negative test result directly to Aruba’s Embarkation-Disembarkation card entry platform. 

Through this system, travellers can take a video-supervised PCR test or can go to a test centre in more than 50 locations, where they can take either a PCR or rapid antigen test. 

The service, provided by VFS Global, was tested and validated to ensure that it can adhere to Aruba’s new testing requirements.  

Details of the service as well as Aruba’s new entry requirements and protocols are provided on

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