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Aruba now permitting both PCR and antigen testing for Canadians

TORONTO — Aruba has updated its entry requirements specifically for travellers from Canada and the United States, making it easier for them to visit the destination.

As of Jan. 18, 2022, residents from Canada and the U.S., both considered “high risk countries,” will have the option to take an antigen test one day prior, or a PCR test up to two days prior to travel to Aruba.

All visitors 12 years and older must take one lab-certified COVID-19 test prior to arrival or upon arrival in Aruba, however, as of Dec. 27, 2021, residents from high risk countries no longer have 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 their 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.

In addition to testing, all visitors including children must be properly insured to visit Aruba. The Aruba Visitors Insurance is a mandatory insurance that helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if testing positive for COVID-19 during their stay. The Aruba Visitors Insurance can be purchased here.

As announced in December, Aruba has partnered with OK2Roam to launch a new system to allows travellers to authorize an approved laboratory to send their negative COVID-19 test result directly to Aruba’s Embarkation-Disembarkation card entry platform. Through this system, travellers can take a video-supervised PCR test or go to a test center 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 it adheres to Aruba’s new testing requirements.

For a complete overview of Aruba’s entry requirements, click here.

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