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Aruba Looks Into Easing Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

CEO of Aruba’s Tourism Authority announced that the tourism board is looking into easing entry requirements for vaccinated travelers.

She confirmed that her team is working on a management plan to roll out the new entry requirements that vaccinated travelers have to maintain. 

This does not mean that entry is denied to travelers who are not vaccinated. 

Everyone is welcome to visit Aruba, the One Happy Island, if you have all the current entry requirements by the Aruban officials, including a negative covid test results.

Once this new program is approved, vaccinated travelers will not be required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test.

Aruba Has The Highest Vaccination Rate in The Caribbean

According to, – Aruba leads the way when it comes to the island with the highest vaccine taken per 100 inhabitants. And the island ranks second as the best vaccinated country in the world. 

This means that Aruba is on the right path to recovery. Visitors can also feel comfortable and safe that the island is one of the safest places to visit during these times.

Take a look at the statistics below, which shows the share of people who received at least one vaccine dose of covid-19. 

Vacunathon Was a Success

In an effort to reach herd immunity on the island, the government of Aruba organized a vaccination marathon, locally dubbed as vacunathon.

The vaccination marathon took place on April 24 – 25, 2021.

This is part of the Government’s vision to vaccinate 85% of the island population in order to reach herd immunity and help Aruba recover from the coronavirus crisis. 

The vacunathon was only for locals who were receiving the first dose of vaccination.

The community is responding well to the new movement “ban vacuna” in Papiamento “Let’s vaccinate”, because  7001 locals received their first vaccine during the vacunathon event.

Another edition of vacunathon may possibly be on the way, according to the health minister.

As of April 28, 2021 a total of…

  • 53.631 locals are vaccinated
  • 60.314 locals registered to get vaccinated
  • 33.108 locals received 1st dosis
  • 20.523 locals with 2nd dosis
  • 74.154 total applied vaccinations

At the moment the island is slightly over 50% vaccinated.


Aruba’s New & Less Strict Coronavirus Measures

Aruba has new coronavirus measures as of April 26, 2021.

The Aruban Government eased the current rules and regulations, because the amount of infections on the island has reduced significantly, and the amount of people receiving vaccinations is increasing daily. 

The new measures announced by the Government include:

New Closing Hours

A change in closing hours (retail stores & supermarkets) 10.00 pm (before it was 9:00 pm) – The Public Health Department will review measures for restaurant closing hours on May 15, 2021. 

Toque de Queda (Curfew)

Curfew is now set to 11:00 pm (before it was 10:00 pm)

Gebiedsverbod (area prohibition)

It is not allowed to be on the beach, parking lots and public area’s after 7.30 pm (before this was at 7:00 pm)

Fitness Centers

Gyms are allowed to open again with strict protocols.

The new coronavirus measures are effective as of April 26, 2021 until further review and announcements by the Government.

Manchebo Beach Resort Unveils Luxurious Hospitality Lounge

Manchebo resort revealed their brand new hospitality lounge.

What used to be a gift store is now a lounge – a place to relax and refresh.

Inside of the lounge was inspired by interior design company in Venezuela (Adriana Hoyos)

The new lounge is called “Bill’s Hospitality Lounge” named after Bill Crona, who is the chairman of the resort’s board. 

General Manager of Manchebo Beach Resort says “the new lounge adds a new luxury experience to the property that guests have come to enjoy while staying at the hotel”.

Manchebo also added a new spacious open air lobby to welcome guests.

The new Bill’s Hospitality Lounge.

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