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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:33 pm 
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July 10

July 1 for Europe, Canada, Caribbean, except Haiti & DR

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:49 pm 
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America is the only one you didn't mention.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:02 pm 
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That is the July 10 date I believe!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:43 pm 
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Here's some additional info regarding entry requirements.

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June 10, 2020 – Aruba to open borders with the USA on July 10; and with Europe, Canada and most Caribbean nations on July 1st. The Prime Minister of Aruba has announced that the borders with the USA will be opened on July 10th 2020. As of June 15th the borders will be reopened to travelers from Bonaire and Curacao, and for people from Aruba to travel. On July 1st, the borders will be reopened to travelers from Europe, Canada and other Caribbean nations (with the exception of the Dominican Republic and Haiti).
Aruba’s Minister of Tourism explained that reopening of borders comes with some prerequisites for tourists before boarding their flight to Aruba:
– Pre screening process
– Mandatory ED card to be filled in at least 72 hours before boarding time
– Self health declaration form
– Must wear a mask
– Tourists will be encouraged to take a test before traveling and to upload the test results to a new digital platform that the Aruba authorities are setting up
– Must have medical insurance for COVID-19 coverage (insurance to be provided by Aruba)
Upon arrival there will be additional procedures at the Aruba airport:
– Thermal camera for temperature screening (initially to be done manually)
– Temperature and symptom checks
– Triage checks
– Obligatory PCR rapid testing of ALL arriving passengers
– Visitors who decline to take the test will need to go into quarantine
– Visitors who test positive will be transported to alternative accommodations for quarantine

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 pm 
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Canadians still have a 14 day quarantine when returning from outside their country . So I doubt many will be going on vacation .


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:41 am 
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America is the only one you didn't mention.


um, it's in the title of the thread! :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:29 am 
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So I get my test 3 days before I leave(which may be a problem in itself. Around here it takes 5 days for results to come back), test is negative. Now I get to Aruba, they test me again and the result comes back positive. Off to quarantine I go. With the reliability of the tests, up to 30% false positives and the rapid tests are worse, this has all the makings of a real mess. Where do masks need to be worn?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:09 am 
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Agree ArubaDan...We are passing on Aruba this year and it stinks...would have been year 25 for us. Too many what ifs and unknowns at this point for me to feel comfortable there. So what happens when someone on a plane gets off and tests positive? Are the other passengers rounded up and tested and quarantined after they have already been at their hotel for a day or so and have been to restaurants, casinos and shops? No thanks...sadly..


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:20 am 
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Arubadan wrote:
So I get my test 3 days before I leave(which may be a problem in itself. Around here it takes 5 days for results to come back), test is negative. Now I get to Aruba, they test me again and the result comes back positive. Off to quarantine I go. With the reliability of the tests, up to 30% false positives and the rapid tests are worse, this has all the makings of a real mess. Where do masks need to be worn?


The information quoted above wasn't quite correct - IF you don't have the test results uploaded before you travel, THEN you will have to take the test on arrival.

Availability of tests in the US seems to vary significantly from state to state (as well as whether you can get one "just because", or if you have to be symptomatic). So whether it's a possibility for you to take the test before travelling is going to depend on where you're coming from. And test availability will also probably change over time in the US.

Masks need to be worn on the plane, and in the airport in arrivals/customs. They aren't required (yet) anywhere else on the island.


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Let's face it...travel anywhere is going to be tricky now. There are countries that are not yet open to travelers from the USA. The border between USA and Canada is closed for nonessential travel and I understand the closing will be extended to the end of July. In the USA there is of course free passage between states yet there are states that many would not consider traveling to or through right now (daily percentage of increase in cases is upwards of 40%). I commend Aruba for giving thought to how best to get the economy going again while doing all they can to safe guard visitors and citizens.

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