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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:12 am 
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arubagal wrote:
I'm surprised that Aruba, being almost entirely tourism dependent, hasn't done more to control possibility of local spread over the holidays.


I imagine the government feels that tourists don't want to come someplace and face restrictions similar to being home. And so they would rather keep the tourists coming now, and not worry as much about later.

There is a famous study discussed in more detail here where psychologists gave children aged 3 to 5 a choice of having one marshmallow now, or waiting for a few minutes (unsupervised) to get two marshmallows. This is a test of maturity, of patience and delayed gratification.

The government of Aruba is clearly a "one marshmallow now" group.

arubagal wrote:
Also, I'm surprised that the Tui flights from England will continue. Many countries (Canada included) have temporarily halted all passenger flights from England to have time to further study the faster spreading Covid variant.


I believe (and that's all it is, there has been no official announcement) that the pre-test (or on-arrival test) of all incoming visitors is considered sufficient. Many other countries, rather than completely halting UK flights, have instead implemented pre-testing requirements, so Aruba may feel it's ok to just carry on with its existing policy.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:14 am 
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ann wrote:
There are restrictions in Aruba but family gatherings are allowed. Mask wearing is mandatory in inside settings, public transport, etc. While most (maybe all others, not sure) countries are pleading with people to only gather with others who live in their households the leaders of the countries are relying on their citizens to do what they are asked.
As we know that is not happening!


https://www.visitaruba.com/traveling-to ... -covid-19/


Thanks for clarifying that for me, Ann. I hadn't meant to imply that Aruba was an anarchic no-holds-barred hellhole filled with mayhem and disorder.

At least, not since ArubaJoey went home.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:30 am 
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Bryanzs, thank you for the laugh! And yes, Aruba is absolutely in the one marshmallow group (unfortunately they are not the only government in that group :wink: )

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