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Health Alert for Aruba (update March 16, 2020)
March 16, 2020

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There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.

On Friday, March 13, 2020 the Government of Aruba announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the island.

The government of Aruba has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Aruba for additional information on these new measures.

Effective March 17, 2020 at midnight through March 31, 2020, Aruba will restrict entry to Aruba to all travelers except for legal residents of Aruba.  Aruba’s travel restrictions pertain to visitors from all countries and islands including regional travel.

There are no travel restrictions in place for passengers departing from Aruba.  Airlines are authorized to operate flights to bring passengers back to the United States.  U.S. citizens who wish to depart Aruba by air to the United States of America after March 17, 2020 will still be allowed to do so.  Please work with your airline carrier to learn more about flight availability options.

Actions to Take:

U.S. Consulate General Curaçao
J.B. Gorsiraweg #1
Willemstad, Curaçao
Tel: (+599)-9-461-3066
Email: ACSCuracao@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
Aruba Country Information
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