What you need to know about COVID-19 testing in Aruba


Starting Jan 26th, the CDC, and The U.S. government will require all international airline passengers 2 years of age and older to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the United States. The results of the test must be from no more than 72 hours prior to departure.


The Aruban Government’s continues to do their utmost to provide a safe, organized and streamlined experience. As per the new requirement Aruba has procedures in place for any visitor needing to take a Covid-19 test while in Aruba as a requirement for re-entry to their country/state/city of origin.


Aruba has a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art hospital and well-equipped medical facilities. Three certified laboratories in Aruba offer Antigen & PCR testing for outbound travelers. The facilities have ample test kits available and testing is priced between Antigen $50 & PCR - $75 and $126.


Appointments are easy to book with an average turnaround time for test results within 24 hours. The facilities offer a variety of options from making an appointment where you are staying or at their physical location to walk-ins without an appointment.


It is also very important to note that the Aruba Visitors Insurance ($30 USD per person) will cover all costs related to a positive Covid-19 test result such as quarantine, isolation and transportation. Pre-travel PCR testing is not covered by the Aruban visitor insurance. Please contact your insurance company to verify if they reimburse the costs of a fit-to-fly test.

Please find information on the three certified test labs on Aruba (updated Feb 22, 2021):

Laboratory Horacio Oduber Hospital Drive-Thru Location

Phone: - (+297) 597-4522 (Call or WhatsApp)

Email: servicecenter@hoharuba.com

Website: https://www.arubahospital.com/

What:

The Horacio Oduber Hospital is offers PCR tests in a drive-thru option at the Horacio Oduber Hospital. It is necessary to download the Aruba Health App before your appointment for the PCR test. The QR code from your test will be linked to your app profile. The results will then be made available via the app as soon as they are ready.


When:

Open: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - 7 days a week


Where:

The test location is at the Horacio Oduber Hospital located near Eagle Beach.

Click here for Google maps location.


Turnaround:

Appointment for testing should be made 48 hours prior to leaving the island.

Appointments can be made 5 days in advance.

Cost:

$75 US Dollars


Horacio Oduber Hospital : Remote testing site Palm Beach Plaza Mall L.G. Smith Boulevard 95 Noord, Aruba.

Whatsapp: (+297) 597-4491 Email: servicecenter@hoharuba.com



What:

Offers PCR tests at the Palm Beach Mall serviced by the Horacio Oduber Hospital lab. It is necessary to download the Aruba Health App before your appointment for the PCR test. The QR code from your test will be linked to your app profile. The results will then be made available via the app as soon as they are ready.


Test must be done 72 - 48 hours prior to departing the island.


Where: Palm Beach Mall located near in the high rise area of Palm Beach. Click here for Google maps location.

When: 7:00am-10:00pm - 7 days a week Cost:

PCR Test cost: $75 US Dollars


MedCare Clinic (2 locations)

Phone: (+297) 280-0630

Email: info@medcare.aw

WhatsApp (messages only): +297 699 4299

Website: https://medcare.aw/en/covid-19-testing/


What:

Some countries and states require a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result upon arrival in the country of origin after a visit to Aruba. MedCare Clinic offers these so-called “fit-to-fly” tests.


When & Where:


MedCare Clinic, J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 330, right in front of “the mill,” next to the Courtyard Marriott and across the street from the RIU Hotel.

  • Daily from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

  • No appointment needed.

  • Walk-ins welcome

  • Click here for the Google maps location.



The Cove Mall, which is opposite Holiday Inn.

  • Daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

  • No appointment needed.

  • Walk-ins welcome

  • Drive thru at clinic available

  • In-room testing is also available by appointment for an additional fee. The appointment has to be made at least one week before testing day.

  • Click here for the Google maps location.

Turnaround time:

Test results will be available within 24 hours if not sooner. It is strongly recommended to test 48 hours before your flight.


Test results will be available on MedCare Clinics patient portal, Schuynet, within 24 hours.

Costs:

PCR Test

  • The price of a PCR test is $125 US Dollars.

  • Testing also offered at house/hotel room for a one-time extra fee of $120 US Dollars. This fee covers testing for up to 10 people for one appointment at one location and specific time. Additional persons will be charged at $10 US Dollars per person.

Antigen Test

  • The price of an Antigen test is $50 US Dollars.


Laboratorio Medlab / Urgent Care Aruba: Facility near Palm Beach

Noord 63, Noord Aruba

Phone: (+297) 597 5944 / (+297) 586 1600

Email: info@lab.aw

Website: https://covidaruba.com/


What:

MedLab together with Urgent Care Aruba offers all outbound passengers, pre-travelers, and locals PCR & Antigen testing at different locations on the Island.


Testing is available at visitor’s accommodation. It is highly recommended to make an Appointment for this service. This service is free of charge when booked online in advance on www.covidaruba.com. An extra fee of $50 will apply if you require this service on the same day.

  • Walk-in service is also available at their physical location in Noord. No appointment necessary.

  • Bring your passport to the appointment

  • Payment Method: Card only

  • For appointments visit: pcraruba.com

When:

7 days a week

  • Monday - Friday 7:00am–4:00pm

  • Saturday: 8:00am–4:00pm

  • Sunday: 10:00am–4:00pm

No appointment needed.

Walk-ins are welcome at testing location in Noord Medical Center, Noord 63.

Where:

MedLab offers testing at your accommodation or at their physical location in Noord.

Click here for Google maps location.

Cost:

Price for the PCR test is $126 US Dollars

Price for the Antigen test is $50 US Dollars

Turnaround time:

  • Same day: Conduct the test before 11am for same day results electronically in the afternoon.

  • Next day: Appointments After 11:00 A.M. will be processed the following day and results, will be send electronically in the afternoon.

  • Weekends: Tests taken on Friday after 11:30 a.m. will be issued on Monday afternoon.

Laboratorio Familiar (3 locations)

Facility in Tanki Flip

Location: Tanki Flip 105, Noord Phone: (+297) 583-1415

WhatsApp: (+297) 592-0758

Email: info@labfamiliar.com

For more information: https://labfamiliar.com/



What:

Offers Antigen tests


When: Monday - Friday: 9:00am–12:00pm

  • Walk-in at all locations

  • No appointment necessary

  • In room testing or hotel group testing is free of charge, contact us for more information

  • Results available electronically the same day

Where:

The lab is located in Noord near the Tank Flip round-a-bout

Click here for google maps location.


Price:

Antigen Test $50 US Dollars

Facility in Oranjestad De la Sallestraat 72, Oranjestad Phone: (+297) 583-1415 WhatsApp: (+297) 592-0758 Email: info@labfamiliar.com For more information: https://labfamiliar.com/

What:

Offers Antigen tests


When: 7 days a week Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Walk-in at all locations

  • No appointment necessary

  • In room testing or hotel group testing is free of charge, contact us for more information

  • Results available electronically the same day

Where:

The lab located in Oranjestad offers Antigen tests.

Click here for location on google maps.


Price:

Antigen Test cost: $50 US Dollars


Facility in Santa Cruz Familiar in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz 52D, Santa Cruz Phone: (+297) 583-1415 WhatsApp: (+297) 592-0758 Email: info@labfamiliar.com For more information: https://labfamiliar.com/



What:

Offers Antigen tests


When:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Walk-in at all locations

  • No appointment necessary

  • In room testing or hotel group testing is free of charge, contact us for more information

  • Results available electronically the same day

Where:

The lab is located in Santa Cruz

Click here for google maps location.


Price:

Antigen Test $50 US Dollars


For details regarding travel restrictions, protocols, and additional facilities available in Aruba, please visit https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements.

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