LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 21TH, 2021
For health and safety, wearing a mask is mandatory at specific places in Aruba. Visitors and locals are expected to have a mask with them at all times to use in the mandated places listed below, as well as any other instance where social distancing is not possible. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.
WHERE MASKS ARE MANDATORY:
- The government of Aruba requires that all inbound visitors ages 15 and older (this will change to “aged 12 and older” starting Aug. 25, 2021) wear a mask in flight to Aruba. Note: Please also check with your respective airline for their in-flight requirements and procedures for travel.
- The government of Aruba requires that all inbound visitors ages 15 and older (this will change to “aged 12 and older” starting Aug. 25, 2021) wear a mask in the airport in Aruba.
- The government of Aruba requires all visitors and locals to wear a mask in any indoor public space. This includes, but is not limited to, retail shops, supermarkets, museums, casinos, etc. Note: Please also check with your respective hotel or accommodations for their specific mask wearing protocols.
WHERE MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED:
- In places not listed above as mandatory, the government of Aruba strongly encourages visitors and locals to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible and where there are no physical barriers, such as plexiglass shields, to compensate for social distancing.
- This includes, but is not limited to, food and beverage establishments, outdoor retail shops, outdoor attractions, parks, bike paths and walkways, etc.
PROPER MASK USAGE:
Visitors and locals should follow CDC and/or WHO guidelines for effective types of masks, as well as proper mask usage, which includes wearing it over the nose and mouth, securing it under the chin, and fitting it snugly against the sides of the face.
The government of Aruba has also implemented additional island-wide measures to further maintain the health and safety of visitors. As with all of Aruba’s procedures and protocols, this will be monitored and is subject to change as the situation develops.
- On August 22nd, 2021, until further notice:
- Curfew will be in effect from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am.
- All establishments are currently required to close by 9:00 pm at the latest. This is not applicable for establishments at hotel properties. Closing times per hotel may differ, please check with your hotel for more information.
- An alcohol ban is temporarily in effect in certain public places in Aruba. There are still plenty of places to enjoy an alcoholic beverage on the island. Hotel guests can order alcoholic beverages on the beach as long as they stay on the hotel property, and can bring their beverages to their palapa or beach chair as long as they order from the hotel bar. Alcoholic beverages can still be enjoyed at beach bars or restaurants not affiliated with a hotel, as long as patrons stay within the grounds of the establishment. It is currently prohibited to consume alcohol on any other beaches, parking lots, parks, or in any public place unless it is a licensed establishment.
- There are “restricted zones” that are off-limits between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. Restricted zones include all beaches and public parking lots.
- No groups over four people are allowed to form in public spaces unless the group consists of a family from the same household. This includes gatherings on the beach.
- No gatherings or parties are allowed at private homes.
- Seating at restaurants is at a maximum of four per table (excluding children under the age of 12), both indoor and outdoor. Tables must be at least 1.5 m apart.
- All bars, rum shops, nightclubs and restaurants can serve at tables only.