U.S. Consulate General in Curaçao and Aruba – COVID-19 Information

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Aruba has had 3,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival is required for entry
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Curaçao is not able to answer questions about specific details of the above entry requirements.  For questions about COVID-19 tests, testing timeframes, mandatory health insurance, or the online ED card, please write directly to the Aruban authorities at support@aruba.com.
  • Aruba has provided a helpful instructional video for travelers wishing to visit Aruba (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=623982394991337).
  • There are currently no restrictions on traveling from Aruba to the United States.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a list of countries/regions that are under current COVID-19 travel restrictions (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html).  Note that for the context of these restrictions, Aruba is NOT considered part of the Schengen Area.

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Effective August 26, 2020, a curfew is in effect from 10:00pm to 5:00am.
  • Aruba lifted its “shelter-in-place” order on May 18, 2020, but social distancing protocols remain in effect when in public.

Quarantine Information:

  • Travelers arriving to Aruba from the United States who provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test are not required to quarantine.
  • Travelers arriving to Aruba from the United States who test positive for COVID-19 are required to stay in mandatory isolation (expenses covered by the mandatory COVID-19 health insurance) until the traveler tests negative.  This can cause significant disruptions to travel plans and may result in not being able to return to the United States on the traveler’s scheduled return flight.

Transportation Options:

  • Flights to and from Bonaire and Curaçao resumed on June 15, 2020 through August 5, 2020 (some limited flights are still possible but require special permission – reach out to your airline for more details)
  • Flights to and from Canada, Europe, and some Caribbean nations resumed on July 1, 2020

Consular Operations:

  • The United States Consulate General in Curaçao is open for all routine U.S. citizen services.  However, with flights between Aruba and Curaçao suspended, it is not possible to travel to Curaçao for services requiring an in-person interview.
  • The United States Consulate General in Curaçao is open for some limited visa services (including interviews for student and some petition-based visas).  However, with flights between Aruba and Curaçao suspended, it is not possible to travel to Curaçao for services requiring an in-person interview. The Consulate can also process visa renewals by mail for qualified applicants.

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Source: U.S. Consulate General in Curaçao and Aruba

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