Since mid-March, Aruba has had an aggressive approach towards containing COVID-19. From closing the border to implementing a range of measures directly; from widespread testing, social distancing, increased sanitation, shelter in place, and curfew. As a result, the number of cases remains low with 101 positive cases, 93 recovered, 5 active, and 3 deaths*. This equals 24 deaths per million people. Up until now the USA counts 248.9 deaths per million. During a period of 12 days (April 23 – May 4) & again May 6th to present no new cases have been identified on Aruba. May 5th, is the date when 1 new case was identified.
Looking forward, Aruba has announced tentative plans to re-open their borders between June 15th and July 1st, 2020. However, in the Prime Ministers' communication, it seems like she is leaning towards July 1st. It is important to note that the dates are tentative and are subject to change due to COVID-19. Over the period of the coming month, Aruba will gradually remove local restrictions on a two-week time frame. This in order to slowly re-open the local economy and ensure that the containment of COVID-19 remains stable before starting to open the border. More information will be available over the course of the coming few weeks. In the meantime, Aruba Boutique Apartments is preparing to re-open with increased COVID-19 protocols and precautions.
Stay tuned for more information.
*Numbers are valid as of May 13,2020.