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Ewald Biemans of Bucuti & Tara to be honored at the United Nations Climate Conference ‘COP26′ in Glasgow, Scotland
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 28 september 2021 13:03

More than 100 political world leaders, Queen Elizabeth and tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens will be in attendance at COP26 for 12 days of climate discussions and negotiations, deemed the world’s most significant summit to date on climate change.

Aruba in the Global Spotlight

Being the only hotel certified Carbon Neutral in the Caribbean, and with a replicable model believed to have the potential for significant impact due to the large number of hospitality businesses around the globe, the UN awarded the coveted Climate Action Award to Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in 2020.  Ewald Biemans has therefore been invited to present his success to the conference attendees and will be honored during a ceremony on November 9th at COP26, Glasgow, UK.

What is COP26?

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a lesser-known issue to a global priority.  COP26 will take place from Oct. 31st – Nov. 12th in Glasgow, Scotland and is the United Nation’s 26th conference on climate change.

Why is COP26 more critical than ever?

Leading climate scientists worldwide see evidence and have been warning that irreversible changes in Earth’s climate systems are underway and have us in a state of planetary emergency. Global heating conditions with a global temperature rise of 9 degrees Farenheit, sea levels rising 20 to 30 feet would result in the complete loss of the world’s coral reefs, the Amazon forest, and which will cause coastal areas such as the Eastern Seaboard, large portions of Asia and all Caribbean islands to be underwater, displacing millions of people who will become climate refugees as large parts of the planet will be uninhabitable. COP26 is in response to this global emergency to make a plan with a goal to limit warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius).

How it began:

It has been 29 years since the world-famous 1992 United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit and Ewald Biemans, Owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is still as inspired as the day he heard the call to action given to the world at that conference. An avid news follower, Biemans read and watched all the coverage he could find as the pivotal 1992 gathering took place. Describing it as “a wake-up call,� the conference accelerated his early efforts to what is now the Caribbean’s most eco-awarded and first carbon-neutral hotel by 2018 and ultimately, a United Nations honoree.

During the 1992 summit, scientists painted the picture of what our world would look like if we did not reduce our carbon emissions. Left unchecked, global warming would cause sea levels to rise to the point where Aruba may no longer have beaches. The science was clear and Biemans began to search out and implement solutions.

Twenty-eight years later, Bucuti & Tara became the first hotel in United Nations’ history to win the coveted Global UN 2020 Climate Action Award for Climate Neutral Now. This year, Biemans has been invited to attend as a speaker at UN’s 26th annual climate change conference, Conference of the Parties, or COP26, November 1-12, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Queen Elizabeth and over 100 political world leaders will be in attendance with COP26 deemed the world’s most significant summit on climate change in the race to keep a temperature rise limit of 1.5 degrees within reach cited by the 2015 Paris Agreement with just nine years left before ecological consequences would be catastrophic and irreversible.

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Photo by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

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Enthusiastic Aruban Turnout for World Cleanup Day 2021
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 23 september 2021 10:44

Aruba was one of 180 countries participating in World Cleanup Day on Saturday with more than 60 volunteers led by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in partnership with Arikok National Park.

The leadership of Arikok National Park and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort invited local educational groups, including the International School of Aruba, the University of Aruba, Fofoti Tours, The Interact group,  and guests and staff within Bucuti & Tara to participate in the effort to rid Arashi Beach and surroundings of trash.

World Cleanup Day was organized with a goal that crosses borders and defies religious and cultural differences. It is one of the biggest civic movements, uniting countries across the world with the mission to facilitate a cleaner planet. Last year, World Clean Up Day brought together more than 11 million people despite the difficulties of COVID-19.

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power and enthusiasm of people around the world who want to see sustainable living for future generations and it is accomplished by joining together. The movement this year highlights an area so critical for Aruba – the ocean. With 70% of the world’s oxygen produced in oceans, it is devastating that 8 million tons of plastic ends up polluting the water each year. The 2021 theme is to raise awareness and work to stop the flow of garbage into the waters. Cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from Aruba’s beaches and streets will positively impact the undersea flora and fauna and ultimately, everyone.

Participating EcoKids from the International School of Aruba shared: “We are young eco-warriors! Our mission is to help the ocean and our beautiful island of Aruba. We want to protect and help the Earth for future generations. Thank you Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort for inspiring us and supporting us!” From the University of Aruba, the Dean, Dr. Viola Heutger and some foreign exchange students proudly joined as well.

Fofoti Tours provided transportation to the clean-up site. A company representative shared, “Our team at Fofoti is proud to be a believer and supporter of having a healthy balance between tourism and protecting our natural environment because this is where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.�

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort returning guests Mr. Michael Wildemand and Ms. Annette MacMullin from Teuksbury, schedule their stays for the third week of each month to make sure they have the opportunity to participate in the resort’s monthly Eagle Beach clean-up. They were pleasantly surprised to join and meet the robust group of sustainability-minded local people during the special participation in World Cleanup Day this year.

Overall the event was a resounding success and Bucuti & Tara and Parke Arikok thank all the participants.

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Arcade Aruba by Wind Creek is now open!
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 21 september 2021 11:33

A new state of the art entertainment center at the Renaissance Marketplace

After months of preparation and designing a new concept for the Renaissance Marketplace, the ARCADE ARUBA by Wind Creek is now officially open. The coolest ‘hang-out’ place for children and teenagers who like gaming. A new state-of-the-art Arcade opened its doors offering many games and activities to entertain all children – young to old – while parents relax and dine at the Renaissance Marketplace. Come & play today to start earning points towards awesome rewards!

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

For several months there was movement at the Renaissance Marketplace, the windows were covered mysteriously so no one would know what to expect, while on the inside the transformation took place. As soon as the window coverings were removed, there was a brand new Arcade of almost two thousand square meters.

This arcade offers the latest in technology with a generous redemption program. Gamers can purchase a playing card for just $1, this card is yours to keep. You can upload as many times and as much as you want. The more you play, the more points you accumulate, the bigger and greater the prize you can redeem. There are prizes for all ages starting with candies, till plush toys, to board games and even Go-Pro cameras. Arcade Aruba offers 22 machines with 16 different games for your to play: varying from the challenging grab machines with instant prizes, the nostalgic air hockey table, basketball hoops challenge, the fun ice ball game, Jurrasic Park shooting machine, to Down the Clown and many more…

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

With music, balloons and confetti shots, Elliott Loonstra, Aruba’s Paralympic Medalist, cut the big ribbon symbolizing the Grand Opening. Elliott is a great role model and inspiration to the youth. Arcade Aruba also invited the children from Sonrisa to be the first ones to try out the new gaming machines and to enjoy themselves. At the end of the day, each child went home with a nice prize.  According to Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba; “The Arcade was created to add entertainment to the mix at the Renaissance Marketplace. This way children can play while parents can sit and relax at one of the restaurants or bars at the Renaissance Marketplace. And this is just the beginning, in the future we will add more exciting machines to the mix�.

The arcade is open every day from 12 PM to 12 AM offering drinks and food as well. Make sure to follow Arcade Aruba on Instagram – @arcadearuba or www.arcadearuba.com/opening  to stay up-to-date with the latest news and promotions.

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Southeast USA Travel Agents – Pack for a Purpose
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 20 september 2021 13:21

Agents touring the Bucuti & Tara generously bring five backpacks of supplies for Imeldahof

The Aruba Tourism Authority organized a familiarization visit for high producing agents following their Aruba Certified Travel Agents certification from the Southeastern region of the USA. Their five-day visit enhances their ability to promote and sell Aruba for their clients. Invited for dinner at Elements at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as part of their educational program in Aruba, staff, and management were delighted to receive five backpacks filled with supplies and gifts for the Pack for a Purpose program, benefiting Children’s home Imeldahof.

Pack For A Purpose is an international organization whose mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to take meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

The Pack for a Purpose organization started with a former teacher and her visit to Africa.  Rebecca Rothney saw the need for support of local school children in schools and returned on her next visit with a suitcase filled with supplies.  Since 2010, the organization has taken over 141,103 kilos of supplies to children in need in over 60 countries.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose since August 2015 and averages 423 kilos of donated items annually, brought by guests and in this case, visiting travel agents in their suitcases.

“Our hearts are full of gratitude for the generosity of these visiting agents for their contribution to the Pack for a Purpose program. At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, we are merely facilitators of this great initiative�, says Crescenzia Biemans, local PR manager of the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “Our guests and these visiting agents deserve all the credit with their funding of all the supplies and gifts to the Children of Imeldahof�.

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*Main featured photo: Aruba Tourism Authority Donna Smith (far left) with her group of travel agents at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort hosted by Cresecenzia Biemans (far right) and the 5 backpacks of supplies for Imeldahof

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Bucuti & Tara and Aruba Win Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards As Top In the Caribbean and World
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 13 september 2021 10:40

Travel is back and readers of the prestigious media outlet Travel + Leisure has declared Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort as one of the finest vacation experiences. Announced September 8, Bucuti & Tara is featured on the coveted list of Travel + Leisure’s 2021 Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

Bucuti & Tara is the only Aruba hotel to receive this honor. Joining in the awards, Aruba itself was ranked No. 3 on The Top 25 Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas and No. 18 on The Top 25 Islands in the World.

The annual World’s Best Awards celebrate the greatest islands, hotels, airlines and more, all voted on by the readers. Participants could cast their votes earlier in the year and could vote on places they traveled to over the past three years both pre-pandemic and during it. 

Travel + Leisure acknowledged the toll COVID-19 took on the travel industry, thanking readers for traveling again and encouraging others to return to the world of exploring. The outlet shared, “an excellent hotel can still put a smile on your face, especially when the world feels tumultuous.� 

Caribbean hotel winners were heralded by voters for prioritizing privacy and favoring hotels that were either small, spacious, or secluded. Bucuti & Tara has long provided plenty of space, privacy and tranquility for guests at the adults-only resort. The pandemic created the opportunity for the resort to raise social distancing to an art form providing plenty of space amongst the romantic setting for vacationing couples. For added peace of mind, the resort’s doctor-developed, high-tech, hospital-grade COVID-19 safety and wellness protocols have been heralded for allowing guests to focus on what they want most, a memorable vacation.

“We are once again honored by and grateful for Travel + Leisure magazine and all of the voters who selected Bucuti & Tara to be a 2021 World’s Best Award winner,� shares Ewald Biemans, Owner/CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. “The Caribbean’s healthiest, safest vacation is found right here at Bucuti & Tara shared with our island home and Travel + Leisure winner, Aruba!�

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards is in the October issue, on newsstands now.

Latest award news

The Travel + Leisure awards join a bevy of recent accolades for Bucuti & Tara. Earlier this summer Tripadvisor named the resort’s Elements restaurant No. 2 Top Places for Date Night in the World. Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, also honored Elements for the third straight year its coveted Award of Excellence. 

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Wind Creek Announces the Launch of Battle Challenge at Wind Creek Crystal Casino in Aruba
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
donderdag 02 september 2021 10:07

Wind Creek Hospitality is excited to announce that it is launching its proprietary Battle Challenge gaming experience at its Wind Creek Crystal Casino in Oranjestad this week. Located at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, the Battle Challenge is a new game within a game concept that elevates the player experience where guests can challenge other guests to compete in a race while gaming for the chance to win extra prizes.

“Battle Challenge is a unique, proprietary gaming platform that lets players compete head-to-head for great prizes while simultaneously playing against the house on an individual slot machine�, stated Ken Rohman, Chief Marketing Officer for Wind Creek Hospitality. “More importantly�, continued Rohman, “is that the extra prizes come with no additional payment. It’s just an extra level of competition, excitement, and fun that can result in some extra rewards for our players.�

Recognizing an opportunity in the marketplace, Wind Creek set out to develop a new type of game offering at its casino resorts that let groups of players compete against each other for additional prizes. The result of this year-long development effort is Battle Challenge. Players who want to join in the excitement, simply play at a slot machine just as they normally might but play a secondary racing game that is shown on additional adjacent screens using a combination of the slot game output and “power-upsâ€�, akin to old school go-kart racing games. A player’s racecar speeds around the racetrack, using the wager and win on a slot machine as the accelerator. The “power-upsâ€� allow players to slow down opponents by throwing mud at or freezing out other cars on the track. Other power-ups let players “shieldâ€� themselves from those types of hazards played by others in the game.

At the end of each race, which lasts roughly two minutes, prizes are awarded to first, second and third-place finishers in the race, consisting of free play, food credits, and similar casino rewards easily recognizable by regular patrons.

Wind Creek introduced the Battle Challenge concept at its casino in Pennsylvania earlier this year, and in Alabama just last week. The early response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive and getting this new game into its first international location at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino has been a priority for all involved.

“We are very excited to be adding Battle Challenge to our gaming floor,� stated Paul Gielen, General Manager of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. “We believe that this new game concept gives casino goers in Aruba truly unique and rewarding experience not available anywhere else on the island and will be a great option for locals and visitors alike.�

Battle Challenge is now live and available for play at the Wind Creek Crystal Casino at Renaissance Aruba Resort. 

Photo by Renaissance Aruba

Article written by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

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Discover Enhanced Tranquility of Body & Mind at eforea spa
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
maandag 30 augustus 2021 16:18

Aruba’s unique oceanfront spa, eforea, at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, is thrilled to announce the addition of locally inspired wellness treatments and services to its menu.

“We are excited to offer a mix of timeless and innovative treatments to our guests who perhaps were restricted in travel over the past year and a half and finally take time to vacation, wishing to emerge brighter, feeling renewed, uplifted and refreshed,� says Marielle Smeets, Senior Director of Resort Experience.

Eforea Spa at Hilton Aruba is proud to introduce Aruba’s first Sacred Sound Massage, a meditative experience that combines a full-body massage with vibration sound therapy. The eforea Astronomy Experience, a nighttime transformational encounter combines star gazing via telescope, followed by a romantic massage under the stars and a bottle of sparkling wine.

The extensive spa menu features the Escape, Essential, and Signature Journeys, highlighting specialty therapies available in the spa’s ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms, the outdoor cabana, or the three couples’ rooms, with optional use of steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool, full-service salon and state-of the-art fitness center.

The Escape Journey menu highlights the use of Aruba’s indigenous products such as Aruba Aloe, organic Coconut Oil, rum, fruit serum, sea salt, local herbs, and hot lava stones. Escape massages are designed for guests to unwind, even aid in the quality of their sleep. Exfoliation, hydration, and balancing come together in treatments with local Papiamento names such as Playa Y Lama, translating into Beach & Ocean, and Drumi Dushi, Sleep Sweetly.

The Essential Journey places the focus on body and mind connection, where physical and emotional health are intimately intertwined. The emphasis here is on fitness muscle massages, or stress relief techniques, in light, medium or deep tissue pressure. For the first time in eighteen-months, facials are back at eforea spa, including moisturizing and balancing treatments for both men and women. Prenatal and postnatal massages, targeting stress areas, are back and available, upon request.

The Signature Journey pays close attention to often neglected areas of the body, such as Head & Face, Shoulder, Neck & Scalp, or Feet, for ultimate, focused, distress massages.

Furthermore, the spa delivers a complete Hand & Foot menu, including a mud treatment, and Hand & Foot renewal, with many enticing options, such as incorporating the Hypervolt Percussion Device for improved circulation. For those seeking the perfect tan, Coola sunscreen or après-sun application is available.

Several upgrades are introduced in the new menu to enhance massages, facials and body treatments even further, with special Babor ampoule applications, NuFace red-light therapy Wrinkle Reducer, and Eye Lifter, all innovative micro-current, anti-aging therapies.

To bring people together, the dedicated couples’ spaces include the open-air beachfront cabana, for an ultimate romantic escape, a friendship retreat, or mother-daughter quality-time.

Guests who wish to truly transition into their vacation mode, are invited to try the Head to Toe, a complete cleansing and renewing session.

All spa treatments commence with a Hand Cleansing Wellness Ritual, utilizing Aruba Aloe. Hands are thoroughly sanitized with hand soap, Aloe hand sugar scrub, and hand lotion.

The Japanese-inspired Bamboo relaxation area invites guests to linger longer, setting the tone for ultimate tranquility.

Visit eforea spa for a much-needed escape and enjoy the added confidence of top safety protocols. All body massages may be performed with gloves upon guest request and face shields are available.

About eforea Spa:

Eforea spa is Hilton’s refreshing take on a spa experience, dreamed up to delight global guests and deliver a refreshingly unexpected spa experience – a spiritual escape from the increasing hectic day to day. Hilton’s eforea spa focuses on balance and wellness, where guests can find signature spa journeys waiting for them – the essentials, escape and Men’s journeys are core to the eforea spa experience, offering a distinctly therapeutic approach & take guests on a “journey of the senses�.

To view the complete eforea spa menu, click here.

Eforea Spa at Hilton Aruba offers a special daily Happy Hour between 5-6pm, with a choice of a 10% discount on a treatment or a complimentary add on to a treatment.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Travel to Aruba – Archive December 2020 – July 2021
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 13 augustus 2021 17:50

Below is a news archive of events related to COVID-19 in Aruba from December 1, 2020 through July 30, 2021. See: latest Aruba coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.

July 30, 2021 –During the period July 24-30, active cases increased to 400 and 83 recoveries and 1 death were registered. Between July 24th and July 30th the total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 400 (309 residents and 91 non-residents). The total cases to date is 11651 (10602 residents and 1049 non-residents). The total recovered is 11141 (10185 residents and 956 non-residents). The positivity rate among residents reported on July 30th is 26%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 110 (108 residents and 2 non-residents). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

The Aruba government has also temporarily suspended the option for providing proof of vaccination, effective August 1.

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July 23, 2021 – During the period July 16-23, active cases increased to 158 and 15 recoveries and 1 death were registered. Between July 16th and July 23rd the total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 158 (79 residents and 79 non-residents). The total cases to date is 11325 (10341 residents and 984 non-residents). The total recovered is 11058 (10135 residents and 904 non-residents). The positivity rate among residents reported on July 23rd is 16.7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 109 (108 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 9 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

July 16, 2021 – During the period July 9-15, 41 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, and 15 recoveries and 1 death. Active cases increase to 60. Between July 9th to July 15th the total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 60 (29 residents and 31 non-residents) with 41 new cases (22 residents and 19 non-residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11211 (10275 residents and 936 non-residents). The total recovered is 11043 (10139 residents and 904 non-residents). The average daily positivity rate among residents during this period has been 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 108 (107 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 7 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

July 14, 2021 –Aruba’s government has announced that that some fully vaccinated U.S. residents providing suitable proof of vaccination may be exempt from the COVID-19 testing requirement for entry to Aruba.

As part of ongoing efforts to make travel to Aruba as convenient and safe as possible, Aruba’s government has announced that as of July 14th 2021 some U.S. residents who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be exempt from the COVID-19 testing requirement for entry to Aruba.

Proof of vaccination must still meet the requirements as part of the Aruba online ED Card process. While the proof of vaccination option for travel to Aruba is being introduced for eligible travelers, other travelers who may not be eligible will still need to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry to Aruba.

For more details and to determine eligibility, please read the Vaccinated Travelers information page.

July 9, 2021 –During the period July 2-8, 27 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, and 19 recoveries. Active cases increase to 33. Between July 2nd to July 8th the total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 33 (17 residents and 16 non-residents) with 27 new cases (16 residents and 11 non-residents), and 19 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11169 (10253 residents and 916 visitors). The average positivity rate among residents during this period is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized, 1 of whom is in intensive care.

July 3, 2021 – Aruba’s Health Department has announced that they will issue COVID-19 updates on a weekly basis from now on.

In a notification issued by Aruba’s Health Department, they have said that moving forward COVID-19 numbers would be provided weekly, on Fridays. Therefore our Aruba COVID-19 situation update schedule will be changed accordingly.

We will continue to provide updates related to any changes in COVID-19 procedures/protocols as they become available.

July 2, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 4 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 28. Aruba Government announces removal of several COVID-19 related measures as of Monday July 5. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 28 (16 residents and 12 non-residents) with 4 new cases (1 resident and 3 non-residents), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11144 (10237 residents and 907 visitors). The total recovered is 11009 (10115 residents and 894 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 177885 of which 124704 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 2%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

The Aruba Government announced that as of Monday July 5th several COVID-19 related measures would be removed:

– Business closing time: will be based on normal legally permitted closing time per type of business
– Seating limitations: e.g. at restaurants will be back to normal occupancy allowances
– Social distancing: 1.5m will no longer be required
– Dancing: will be permitted
– Casinos & Bingos: will be back to normal operations
– Alcohol Ban: will no longer be in effect
– Nightclubs / Bars: will be allowed to re-open / be back to normal operations

Face masks are not required by law but still recommended. Businesses have discretion on whether to require face masks.

Testing requirements for visitors entering Aruba remains in place until further notice.

July 1, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 4 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (19 residents and 9 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both non-residents), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11140 (10236 residents and 904 visitors). The total recovered is 11005 (10111 residents and 894 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 177500 of which 124371 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 67,728 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes 68% of Aruba’s adult population.

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June 30, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 30 (22 residents and 8 non-residents) with 3 new cases (2 residents and 1 non-resident), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11138 (10236 residents and 902 visitors). The total recovered is 11001 (10108 residents and 893 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 177077 of which 123994 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 4%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 29, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 29. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 29 (21 residents and 8 non-residents) with 3 new cases (2 residents and 1 non-resident), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11135 (10234 residents and 901 visitors). The total recovered is 10999 (10107 residents and 892 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 176649 of which 123639 were persons tested at the airport. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 28, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (21 residents and 7 non-residents) with 1 new case, and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11132 (10232 residents and 900 visitors). The total recovered is 10997 (10105 residents and 892 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 176221 of which 123285 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 27, 2021 – 0 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 30 (23 residents and 7 non-residents) with 0 new cases, and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11131 (10231 residents and 900 visitors). The total recovered is 10994 (10102 residents and 892 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 175856 of which 122929 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 26, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 4 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 33. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 33 (25 residents and 8 non-residents) with 5 new cases (2 residents and 3 non-residents), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11131 (10231 residents and 900 visitors). The total recovered is 10991 (10100 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 175565 of which 122646 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 25, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 4 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 32. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 32 (27 residents and 5 non-residents) with 1 new case (a resident), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11126 (10229 residents and 897 visitors). The total recovered is 10987 (10096 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 175229 of which 122348 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 2%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 24, 2021 – 7 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 35. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 35 (30 residents and 5 non-residents) with 7 new cases (5 residents & 2 non-residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11125 (10228 residents and 897 visitors). The total recovered is 10983 (10092 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 174818 of which 121985 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 23, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 31. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 31 (28 residents and 3 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both residents), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11118 (10223 residents and 895 visitors). The total recovered is 10980 (10089 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 174388 of which 121620 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 2%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 22, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 31. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 31 (28 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11116 (10221 residents and 895 visitors). The total recovered is 10978 (10087 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 174116 of which 121414 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 5%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 67,000 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 21, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 30. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 30 (27 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (3 residents and 1 non-resident), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11112 (10217 residents and 895 visitors). The total recovered is 10975 (10084 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173723 of which 121097 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 20, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (26 residents and 2 non-residents) with 2 new cases (1 resident and 1 non-resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11108 (10214 residents and 894 visitors). The total recovered is 10973 (10082 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173364 of which 120751 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 19, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 29. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 29 (28 residents and 1 non-resident) with 3 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11106 (10213 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10970 (10079 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 173023 of which 120428 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 18, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 29. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 29 (28 residents and 1 non-resident) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11103 (10210 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10967 (10076 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172746 of which 120200 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,635 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,227 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes more than 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 17, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 28 (27 residents and 1 non-resident) with 10 new cases (9 residents and 1 non-resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11099 (10206 residents and 893 visitors). The total recovered is 10964 (10073 residents and 891 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172382 of which 119897 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,489 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 16, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 21. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 21 (19 residents and 2 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11089 (10197 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10961 (10072 residents and 889 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 172026 of which 119608 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,342 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 15, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 19. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 19 (16 residents and 3 non-residents) with 3 new cases (all residents), and 2 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11084 (10192 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10958 (10070 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171739 of which 119384 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,236 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 14, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 18. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 18 (15 residents and 3 non-residents) with 1 new case (a resident), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11081 (10189 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10956 (10068 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171329 of which 119061 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 66,100 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 13, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 2 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 20. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 20 (17 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 4 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11080 (10188 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10953 (10065 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 171004 of which 118752 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,902 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes approximately 67% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 12, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 1 recovery reported. Active cases increase to 18. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 18 (15 residents and 3 non-residents) with 4 new cases (all residents), and 1 recovery. The total cases to date is 11076 (10184 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10951 (10063 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 170677 of which 118455 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 11, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 15. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 15 (12 residents and 3 non-residents) with 3 new cases (1 resident and 2 non-residents), and 16 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11072 (10180 residents and 892 visitors). The total recovered is 10950 (10062 residents and 888 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 170318 of which 118147 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 65,227 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes more than 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 10, 2021 – 1 new case of COVID-19, and 8 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 28. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 28 (23 residents and 5 non-residents) with 1 new case (a resident), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11069 (10179 residents and 890 visitors). The total recovered is 10934 (10050 residents and 884 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169911 of which 117787 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 1%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health today is that 64,990 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes in excess of 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 9, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 35. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 35 (28 residents and 7 non-residents) with 4 new cases (3 residents and 1 non-resident), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11068 (10178 residents and 890 visitors). The total recovered is 10926 (10044 residents and 882 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169544 of which 117504 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 2%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 8 is that 64,399 persons have been vaccinated which constitutes 65% of Aruba’s adult population.

June 8, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 46. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 46 (37 residents and 9 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11064 (10175 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10911 (10032 residents and 879 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 169163 of which 117249 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 7, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 53. Aruba government announces some easing of restrictions effective as of June 9. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 53 (42 residents and 11 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11059 (10170 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10899 (10022 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 168768 of which 116994 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 0%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

In a press conference today, the Aruba government announced some easing of restrictions that will come into effect on June 9th:

Face masks: Obligation to wear face masks will change to a recommendation. At their discretion, establishments may still require people to wear a face mask, and wearing of face masks is recommended when social distancing is not possible.

Area Ban: This ban will be lifted.

Bars: It will be allowed to sit at a bar.

Musicians/Performers: There will no longer be a limit on the number of musicians/performers allowed at establishments.

June 6, 2021 – 16 new cases of COVID-19, and 8 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 64. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 64 (53 residents and 11 non-residents) with 16 new cases (12 residents and 4 non-residents), and 8 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11057 (10168 residents and 889 visitors). The total recovered is 10886 (10009 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 168353 of which 116611 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 25%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 5, 2021 – 8 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 56. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 56 (49 residents and 7 non-residents) with 8 new cases (6 residents and 2 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11041 (10156 residents and 885 visitors). The total recovered is 10878 (10001 residents and 877 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 167871 of which 116183 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 4 is that 63,925 persons have been vaccinated.

June 4, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 60. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 60 (53 residents and 7 non-residents) with 15 new cases (11 residents and 4 non-residents), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11033 (10149 residents and 883 visitors). The total recovered is 10866 (9991 residents and 875 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 167477 of which 115870 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

June 3, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases remain at 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has remained at 54 (46 residents and 8 non-residents) with 12 new cases (10 residents and 2 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11018 (10138 residents and 880 visitors). The total recovered is 10857 (9986 residents and 871 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166884 of which 115387 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 2 is that 63,456 persons have been vaccinated.

June 2, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, and 6 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 54 (45 residents and 9 non-residents) with 13 new cases (all residents), and 6 recoveries. The total cases to date is 11006 (10128 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10845 (9977 residents and 868 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166434 of which 115040 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on June 1 is that 63,277 persons have been vaccinated.

June 1, 2021 – 8 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 47. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 47 (38 residents and 9 non-residents) with 8 new cases (all residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10993 (10115 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10839 (9971 residents and 868 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 166025 of which 114725 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 31 is that 63,113 persons have been vaccinated.

May 31, 2021 – 6 new cases of COVID-19, and 14 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 54. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 54 (44 residents and 10 non-residents) with 6 new cases (4 residents and 2 non-residents), and 14 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10985 (10107 residents and 878 visitors). The total recovered is 10824 (9957 residents and 867 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 165487 of which 114293 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 22%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

May 30, 2021 – 4 new cases of COVID-19, and 7 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 61. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 61 (48 residents and 13 non-residents) with 4 new cases (2 residents and 2 non-residents), and 7 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10978 (10102 residents and 876 visitors). The total recovered is 10810 (9948 residents and 862 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 165051 of which 113876 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 29 is that 62,914 persons have been vaccinated.

May 29, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 64. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 64 (53 residents and 11 non-residents) with 5 new cases (3 residents and 2 non-residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10974 (10100 residents and 874 visitors). The total recovered is 10803 (9941 residents and 862 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 164555 of which 113393 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

May 28, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 72. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 72 (55 residents and 17 non-residents) with 12 new cases (9 residents and 3 non-residents), and 10 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10969 (10097 residents and 872 visitors). The total recovered is 10790 (9936 residents and 854 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 164095 of which 113034 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 27 is that 62,498 persons have been vaccinated.

May 27, 2021 – 6 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 70 (53 residents and 17 non-residents) with 6 new cases (all residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10957 (10088 residents and 869 visitors). The total recovered is 10780 (9929 residents and 851 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 163514 of which 112540 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 7%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 5 persons hospitalized with COVID-19, none of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 26 is that 62,218 persons have been vaccinated.

May 26, 2021 – 15 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 77. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 77 (60 residents and 17 non-residents) with 15 new cases (14 residents and 1 non-resident), and 9 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10951 (10082 residents and 869 visitors). The total recovered is 10767 (9916 residents and 851 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 163028 of which 112141 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 25 is that 61,927 persons have been vaccinated.

May 25, 2021 – 14 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 71. Removal of curfew and easing of some restrictions come into effect today. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 71 (54 residents and 17 non-residents) with 14 new cases (all residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10936 (10068 residents and 868 visitors). The total recovered is 10758 (9908 residents and 850 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 162595 of which 111810 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident).

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 24 is that 61,548 persons have been vaccinated.

The Aruba government announced yesterday that as of today May 25th, the curfew will be removed and has also announced some additional easing of restrictions. This decision is based on COVID-19 numbers that have come down significantly. More information is available here.

May 24, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 3 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 69. Aruba government announces end to curfew and easing of some restrictions. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 69 (57 residents and 12 non-residents) with 5 new cases (all residents), and 3 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10922 (10059 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10746 (9896 residents and 850 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 162128 of which 111441 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 11%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 23 is that following a vaccination drive over the past weekend, the total number of persons who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is 61,201.

The Aruba government has announced that as of May 25th, the curfew currently in place will end and has also announced some additional easing of measures. This decision is based on COVID-19 numbers that have come down significantly.

Curfew: No more curfew on the island.

Beaches Ban: Ban on being on beaches after 7:30pm will be removed. Ban on being on parking lots after 7:30pm remains in effect.

Closing times:: Closing time remains at 11pm for restaurants and other establishments, however casinos can stay open until 1am.

Catamarans and charter boats: No longer required to operate at 50% capacity.

Supermarkets: No longer required to limit shopping  carts to 50% of supermarket capacity.

May 23, 2021 – 2 new cases of COVID-19, and 5 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 67. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 67 (54 residents and 13 non-residents) with 2 new cases (both residents), and 5 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10917 (10054 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10743 (9894 residents and 849 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 161649 of which 110990 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 3%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 14 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

May 22, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 10 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases increase to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 70 (54 residents and 16 non-residents) with 13 new cases (5 residents and 8 non-residents), 10 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10915 (10052 residents and 863 visitors). The total recovered is 10738 (9892 residents and 846 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 161129 of which 110507 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 107 (106 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

May 21, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 12 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 68. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 68 (55 residents and 13 non-residents) with 10 new cases (7 residents and 3 non-residents), and 12 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10902 (10047 residents and 855 visitors). The total recovered is 10728 (9887 residents and 841 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 160593 of which 110071 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 106 (105 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 5 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 20 is that 58,951 persons have been vaccinated.

May 20, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 12 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases remain at 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases remains at 70 (56 residents and 14 non-residents) with 13 new cases (all residents), 12 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10892 (10040 residents and 852 visitors). The total recovered is 10716 (9879 residents and 837 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 159888 of which 109454 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 14%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 106 (105 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 19 is that 58,682 persons have been vaccinated.

May 19, 2021 – 10 new cases of COVID-19, and 19 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 70. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 70 (54 residents and 16 non-residents) with 10 new cases (9 residents and 1 non-resident), and 19 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10879 (10027 residents and 852 visitors). The total recovered is 10704 (9869 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 159439 of which 109097 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 18 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 18 is that 58,343 persons have been vaccinated.

May 18, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 79. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 79 (64 residents and 15 non-residents) with 12 new cases (all residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10869 (10018 residents and 851 visitors). The total recovered is 10685 (9850 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 158942 of which 108747 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 10%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 17 is that 57,936 persons have been vaccinated.

May 17, 2021 – 3 new cases of COVID-19, 10 recoveries and 1 death reported. Active cases decrease to 80. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 80 (65 residents and 15 non-residents) with 3 new cases (2 residents and 1 non-resident), 10 recoveries and 1 death. The total cases to date is 10857 (10006 residents and 851 visitors). The total recovered is 10672 (9837 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 158379 of which 108301 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 5%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 105 (104 residents and 1 non-resident). Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

May 16, 2021 – 5 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 88. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 88 (74 residents and 14 non-residents) with 5 new cases (2 residents and 3 non-residents), and 13 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10854 (10004 residents and 850 visitors). The total recovered is 10662 (9827 residents and 835 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 157746 of which 107706 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 8%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 8 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 15 is that 57,481 persons have been vaccinated.

May 15, 2021 – 11 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 96. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 96 (82 residents and 14 non-residents) with 11 new cases (6 residents and 5 non-residents), and 10 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10849 (10002 residents and 847 visitors). The total recovered is 10649 (9817 residents and 832 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 157193 of which 107185 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 6%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 19 persons hospitalized, 7 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 14 is that 57,314 persons have been vaccinated.

May 14, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 11 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 95. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 95 (85 residents and 10 non-residents) with 12 new cases (8 residents and 4 non-residents), and 11 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10838 (9996 residents and 842 visitors). The total recovered is 10639 (9808 residents and 831 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 156663 of which 106754 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 15%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 17 persons hospitalized, 4 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 13 is that 56,930 persons have been vaccinated.

May 13, 2021 – 12 new cases of COVID-19, and 15 recoveries reported. Active cases decrease to 94. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has decreased to 94 (86 residents and 8 non-residents) with 12 new cases (10 residents and 2 non-residents), and 15 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10826 (9988 residents and 838 visitors). The total recovered is 10628 (9799 residents and 829 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 156035 of which 106176 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 12%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 16 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 12 is that 56,582 persons have been vaccinated.

May 12, 2021 – 19 new cases of COVID-19, and 17 recoveries reported. Active cases increase to 97. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 97 (91 residents and 6 non-residents) with 19 new cases (all residents ), and 17 recoveries. The total cases to date is 10814 (9978 residents and 836 visitors). The total recovered is 10613 (9784 residents and 829 visitors). The number of persons tested, including visitors, is now 155523 of which 105745 were persons tested at the airport. The positivity rate among residents is 13%. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 104 (103 residents and 1 non-resident). There are currently 15 persons hospitalized, 3 of whom are in intensive care.

As regards the vaccination program under way in Aruba the information published by Aruba’s Department of Health on May 11 is that 56,288 persons have been vaccinated.

May 11, 2021 – 13 new cases of COVID-19, 9 recoveries and 2 deaths reported. Active cases increase to 95. The total number of active COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased to 95


Elements Restaurant Aruba No. 2 in the World for Best Date Night
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
vrijdag 23 juli 2021 15:09

Tripadvisor just announced the world’s restaurants that are Tops for Date Night, and Elements restaurant at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is honored to be on the cherished list of winners. At No. 2 in the world for starry-eyed couples, Elements is also the only Caribbean restaurant to win the Travelers’ Choice Award for 2021 in the category.

The world’s largest travel review platform reveals that winners like Elements know how to “set the mood for a table of two.� In describing Elements, Tripadvisor shared this guest review, it is “the most romantic place on earth for dinner. The server was magical, funny and on point. The dishes were elegant, savory and simply perfect.�

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Most romantic vacation, perfected

This latest Tripadvisor award joins Bucuti & Tara’s previously announced 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards for No. 1 Hotel for Romance – Caribbean, Top 10 Hotel for Romance – World, Top 10 Hotel in the Caribbean and Top 10 Hotel in the Caribbean for the Best Service.

Elements by the elements

Date night diners discover a harmonic blend of romance married to nature at the restaurant on Eagle Beach, affectionately known as one of the “Dream Beaches of the World.�

“Every day at Elements restaurant we have the absolute pleasure of witnessing stressors melt away and romance radiating as couples savor satiating meals, unbridled tranquility and our dreamy beach setting,� shared Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef Marc Giesbers. “We are so grateful to have our efforts honored with a Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award for Top Date Night in the World.�

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Sophisticated menus showcase the restaurant’s food-forward approach. Elements restaurant offers full menus for vegan and vegetarian for guests’ thriving interest in plant-based dining, gluten-free, world cuisine and its newest dining experience, the Authentic Aruban & Caribbean Menu. Complementing this is its recent three-peat honor by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, by earning the Wine Spectator 2021 Award of Excellence.

The Eagle Beach oceanfront restaurant lets guests select from the laidback luxury of floor-to-ceiling, windowed indoor dining, outdoor dining on the newly remodeled deck, or dreamy Romantic Beach Dining in private palapas. Each places couples right in the island’s front-row seat to swaying palms dancing with the breeze, the soft murmurs of the shoreline and signature prismatic sunsets.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Honored On Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List
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Three Dutch Caribbean PhD candidates in the NWO Island(er)s at the Helm project
Source:  Aruba News by Visitaruba
dinsdag 20 juli 2021 11:09

True to the name and their promise, the Island(er)s at the Helm project, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) programme Caribbean Research: A Multidisciplinary Approach, is employing CAS and BES islands researchers. Harold Kelly (Aruba), Lysanne Charles (Saba/St. Maarten), and Sharelly Emanuelson (Curaçao/Aruba) will be appointed from the 1st of September 2021 to work for four years on their PhD projects in relation to preparing the six Dutch Antillean islands for impending climate challenges. The NWO Island(er)s at the Helm project is chaired by Dr. Francio Guadeloupe (University of Amsterdam/KITLV), with co-applicants Prof. dr. Corinne L. Hofman (Leiden University/KITLV), and Dr. Antonio Carmona Báez (University of St. Martin). 

Since the first occupation of the islands, hurricanes and the devastation of coastal areas have significant ecological and social implications for the (Dutch) Caribbean. These are deeply impacting the basic living conditions (water, food, shelter) and heritage of the island inhabitants. This requires immediate action! Island(er)s at the Helm brings together researchers and societal partners to combine technical, traditional, and contemporary knowledge practices to co-create sustainable and inclusive strategies for social adaptation to these climatic challenges. 

Harold Kelly will be looking at long-term evidence for social adaptations to habitation and climatic challenges in Aruba, Bonaire, and Sint Maarten, from an archaeological perspective. In his PhD research the islands will serve as case studies to examine how islanders coped with challenges that negatively impacted their water and food resources and influenced their settlement location and house structures. Coping mechanisms identified within the archaeological record will contribute to the development of innovative sustainable solutions within the Islanders at the Helm project to mitigate climatic challenges faced today. Kelly studied archaeology at Leiden University, graduating in 2003. Since then, he has been working as an archaeologist at the National Archaeological Museum Aruba, serving as deputy director of the museum between 2007 and 2013. 

 Lysanne Charles is an educator, activist, and artist. Her work and interests have focused on the empowerment of marginalized groups. In the past she also worked for some time as a civil servant in the areas of policy development and implementation. Her interest in climate change and climate justice intensified after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and during the Covid-19 lockdown on the SSS islands, when it became apparent that the development of sustainable food and shelter strategies were necessary in order to not make marginalized groups even more vulnerable. Charles’s PhD research will employ a transdisciplinary approach to analyze and bring together stakeholders from government and the community in order to create a dynamic, viable policy and strategy roadmap for the SSS islands. She is eager to begin with the research of this project and looks forward to working with a broad network of stakeholders across the SSS islands. 

Sharelly Emanuelson will conduct ethnographic research from a visual-anthropological perspective, focused on leisure. This research departs from the fact that in the Dutch Caribbean there is a longer trajectory where people are not only faced with natural disasters, but also economic and social repression (the coloniality of disaster) and those circumstances have led to an importance of leisure time as moments of freedom. Emanuelson will conduct multi-sited fieldwork in spaces and places of leisure on four the six Dutch Caribbean islands. Sharelly Emanuelson is a filmmaker, visual artist, and researcher that lives and works in the Dutch Caribbean. She founded Uniarte, a contemporary art platform in the Dutch Caribbean. She has been widely recognized with prizes and grants in local, regional and international festivals and institutes. 

Harold Kelly
Lysanne Charles
Sharelly Emanuelson
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