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Aruba to Lift All Entry Requirements March 19, 2022

In a major change to its testing rules, Aruba has implemented a two-day requirement for visitors from the US and Canada.

The new rules mean all visitors need to complete a PCR or RT-PCR test — antigen tests are not accepted. Aruba will also not give travelers the option to test upon arrival.

Embarkation/Disembarkation form (you can find it here).

Aruba has launched its new Digital Embarkation and Disembarkation Card , which allows travelers to complete an immigration arrival card online before flying.

Visitors can fill out the form at Aruba Digital Embarkation and Disembarkation Card

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A new study found that, in Aruba, 78 percent of the Aruban population was happy.

Aruba's flag has a four-point red star and two yellow stripes on a blue background. The star represents the points of a compass and the island itself, surrounded by the sea. The stripes are for The Netherlands, which recognized Aruba's right to autonomous status in 1948.









Capital - Oranjestad

Population - Approximately 70,000

Language - Dutch is official, but Papiamentop, Spanish and English are spoken

Climate - Average is 82 degrees F.

Currency - The Aruban florin

The Island is 20 miles long & 6 miles wide

The island is divided into six districts


Noord

Oranjestad
Paradera
San Nicolaas
Santa Cruz
Savaneta


WAS eight districts
Noord/Tanki Leendert
Oranjestad West Resorts
Oranjestad Oost(East)
Paradera
Santa Cruz
Savaneta
San Nicolas Noord
San Nicolas Nicolas Zuid



Beaches

Arashi Beach, on the northwestern tip OF Noord

Baby Beach, a shallow, sheltered man-made lagoon located on the southeast end of the island

Caves of Aruba located in the Arikok National Park on the windward face of the island

Eagle Beach in Noord

Hadicurari Beach in Noord

Palm Beach, in Noord

Rodgers Beach, San Nicolaas small beach immediately west of Baby Beach. It is known for its calm waters and private feel, though it is a public beach. The water is shallow at first, but further out it becomes a good swimming beach.





Flat, cactus-dotted landscapes and brilliant blue waters make Aruba a land of exciting visual contrast. Just off the coast of Venezuela, it's known for friendly Dutch hospitality, long white beaches, hotels with every facility, excellent watersports, colorful cabarets and spectacular casinos. Its residents are devoted,
gracious, energetic tourism hosts with eyes for detail.

Though Dutch is the official language, everyone speaks English and "Papiamento," the unique local combination of English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese which reflects Aruba's interesting history. Official currency is the Dutch "florin" but U.S. Dollars and major credit cards are welcome island-wide.

Outback Aruba is home to more than 200 species of birds. And the island recently added its first real 18-hole golf course -- designed by Robert Trent Jones. Lots to like!

KIDS R US IN ARUBA


Electricity is 110v, 60 cycles.

Weddings require to much work, the best thing to do is call the tourist board.

GO TO ARUBA


ADVENTURE

Indulge your wild side by windsurfing, kitesurfing, or cruising on a catamaran above the clear, calm turquoise waves. Or, scuba dive and snorkel through the reefs and shipwrecks beneath them. Venture inland and you'll find even more to experience. Explore the caves and ancient boulders of Arikok by foot, horseback, or ATV. Dive headfirst into the tranquil depths of "Conchi," a hidden natural pool. It's easy to wander the whole island in search of happy adventures.

CULTURE
CULTURE

The story of Aruba is told on the faces of their diverse and friendly people. In the artwork on the walls of San Nicolas; atop the weather-worn patina on the homes in the southern coastal towns; and in the ringing of the steel drums that mark the beginnings of the Bonbini festival. The rich and diverse history of Aruba and its people creates the happy and authentic melting pot you see today.


EAT AND DRINK

In Aruba's restaurants, you'll find fresh Mahi-mahi, red snapper, and barracuda pulled from the sea and rubbed with creole seasoning. In upscale restaurants and small local gems, stew pots bubble with rice, meats, and rich Latin and African flavors. All in the same day, you can indulge in traditional Dutch pancakes, sip ice-cold Aruba Aribas by the sea, and pile your plate high with pastechi—with a dash of spice from the local hot pepper sauce, pica di papaya.


FAMILIES

Aruba's friendly people are excited to welcome you in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento. Bathed in consistent sunshine, you can play on white-sand beaches and snorkel in calm, clear waters; discover butterfly farms and donkey sanctuaries; or, sample the authentic specialties of family restaurants. However your family defines happiness, let them help you find it.


ONE HAPPY FAMILY

Need another reason to choose Aruba for your next family vacation? Consider the "One Happy Family" Aruba vacation package. Free stays for kids, free gifts and many more amenities at select resorts!


ROMANCE

Arubans speak their very own romance language. In fact, there's a Papiamento word they say often here. It reflects the warmth and passion they feel for each other, their visitors, and their island. The word is "dushi", and it translates simply to "sweetheart". It's why they invite guests from all over the world to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, honeymoons, and happy lives together.


WEDDINGS

Getting married in Aruba is the ideal way to unite two happy hearts. Whether you dream of finding a small and intimate spot, or want to exchange vows outside, with sparkling blue sea as your witness, there are Aruba wedding venues—and on-island wedding planners—perfect for you.


WELLNESS

An island escape more than happy to help you relax. In Aruba, it's just as easy to be one with the waves and your own thoughts in a sunset yoga class. To indulge your senses at a world-class spa. To invigorate your heart by kayaking among the mangroves. To turn off your brain and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.






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Special Note:

We direct travelers to our travel insurance provider, and point out that U.S. insurance plans seldom cover health costs outside the U.S., nor do Medicare and Medicaid.










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