We’re hoping to be able to take you to Aruba again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.
The TUI Holiday Promise
Our Holiday Promise is designed to give you complete peace of mind. As part of this, we’re offering exclusive COVID testing packages, from as little as £20 per person, as well as fee-free changes on selected bookings up to 14 days before you travel. Included COVID Cover is automatically applied to all new and existing bookings for holidays departing on or before 31 October 2021. If you’ve booked a package holiday, you’re entitled to your money back within 14 days if we have to cancel it, thanks to the package holiday refund guarantee. And, if you’re not able to travel due to contracting COVID-19, or need to self-isolate, at the time of your departure, you’ll be able to change your holiday fee-free.
THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE
- COVID Cover on selected holidays
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Package holiday refund guarantee
- Approved testing partners
- Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead
Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.
Here are the main things you need to be aware of.
|Social distancing distance||Social distancing is encouraged around Aruba, but there’s no official distance in place. No groups of more than four people are allowed to gather in public spaces.|
|Face mask requirements for adults||All visitors need to wear a mask in indoor public spaces and on public transport, including buses and taxis. You also need to wear a mask in the airport when you arrive, on your transfer, and in your hotel until you get to your room. It’s strongly advised to wear a mask in any areas where social distancing isn’t possible.|
|Face mask requirements for children||All visitors need to wear a mask in indoor public spaces and on public transport, including buses and taxis. You also need to wear a mask in the airport when you arrive, on your transfer, and in your hotel until you get to your room. It’s strongly advised to wear a mask in any areas where social distancing isn’t possible.|
|Pre-departure forms and testing requirements||You need to complete an Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) Card and get a COVID-19 molecular test before travelling to Aruba.
Find out more about Aruba entry requirements.
Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Aruba
|Beaches||Beaches are open, but the government advises against large gatherings and encourages social distancing.|
|Restaurants and bars||Restaurants will have to display the official Aruba Health & Happiness Code seal, which means they’ve taken the required safety measures to serve food and drinks. All restaurants have to close by 11pm. Tables are limited to four seats, excluding children under 12, and must be 1.5 metres apart. All bars, rum shops, and nightclubs are closed until further notice. Restaurant bars can serve at tables only, and hotel bars can only serve hotel guests.|
|Sights||Bus and jeep tours will operate with smaller group sizes, and there’ll be socially distanced seating on boat, snorkel and scuba excursions. Visitor numbers at Arikok National Park will be closely monitored, and social distancing’s encouraged at its sites and trails.
There’s a curfew in place from midnight to 5am each day.
|Supermarkets||Supermarkets will be open, but you’ll need to wear a mask while you’re inside.|
|Other facilities||Retail stores will be open for business, but will have to display the official Aruba Health & Happiness Code seal. Social distancing will be in place, and the number of people in each shop will be monitored.|
Here’s the key information on getting to Aruba
|Flights with TUI||Check in for your flight on the TUI or First Choice App or online. Check-in opens 72 hours before your flight, and closes three hours before departure. You’ll be asked to certify that you’re fit to travel.|
Here are your options for travelling within Aruba
|Car rental||Car rental agencies will clean, sanitise and disinfect all vehicles before and after each use.|
|Public transport||Social distancing is in place on public transport and there’ll be hand sanitiser when you board. All visitors need to wear a mask on public transport.|
|Hiking||Not yet known, we’re working on it.|
|Biking||Not yet known, we’re working on it.|
For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Aruba.
Read the full FCDO advice here