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AUA Airport: Important COVID-19 virus effects update for travelers

ORANJESTAD - Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) company that operates and manages Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) has been following all instructions given by the Government of Aruba (GOA) in reference to the prevention of the further spreading of the COVID-19 virus.

The instructions include a travel prohibition for arriving passengers, with exception of Aruban citizens who want to return to Aruba in the midst of the COVID-19 worldwide crisis.

This doesn't affect departing passengers directly, even though the airport has already noticed a different passenger behavior than what is advisable. Passengers are still requested to be at the airport 3 hours prior their flight, and not earlier.

Airports worldwide are handling a large volume of passengers who had to shorten their travel plans in order to return home earlier than expected due to the various travel bans around the world.

AUA Airport in its efforts to best assist operating airlines has been keeping all airlines and passengers updated with the latest developments and measures, as these change on a daily basis. Even though the best advice remains for all passengers to be in direct contact with their airline, AUA Airport is aware that airlines are also experiencing a high volume of urgent requests and questions.

Therefore passengers are advised to follow AUA Airport via its social media platforms and website in order to remain informed of the measures that affect traveling to and from Aruba as a supporting means of communication.

It' s also important to mention that AUA Airport has a supporting role in the screening of arriving passengers by the Department of Health (DVG). As a matter of course AUA Airport has been providing complete cooperation and assistance in the process and will continue doing so until this is required.

Travelers can be assured that the cleanliness of the airport and the safety of the airport passengers and staff are of utmost importance. Additional internal measures are being adhered to in order to guarantee this.

Should there be any more changes in the instructions and measures by the Government of Aruba, AUA airport shall keep passengers informed via www.airportaruba.com and via its social media channels.

 


COVID-19 situation UPDATE 2 - March 15, 2020

On March 13, 2020 the Government of Aruba (GOA) officially confirmed the first two cases that were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. 

On March 15, 2020 the Government announced a complete prohibition for all international incoming passengers starting mid-night tomorrow (16th to the 17th), ending on the 31st of March 2020. 

This prohibition will entail the following:

  • Residents of Aruba can continue to come in, however a travel advisory shall be instituted for residents basically advising them not to travel.
  • Cargo will continue to be able to be flown in.
  • Relief flights will be possible as long as the airline is willing to operate them.

We understand that you may have a lot of questions at this time with regard to certain aspects related to the airport operation as a result of the recent developments. We do advise that you contact your airline directly to verify if your flights to/from Aruba will continue as planned or if there are any changes as effects of the recent measures taken by the GOA.

We will continue to provide you with the latest developments and updates as they become available. In the meantime, we highly encourage all staff members and passengers to take all the necessary precautions to protect the health of everyone. Tips are shared throughout the airport terminal and via our social media channels.

 


 

COVID-19 situation UPDATE - March 15, 2020

On March 13, 2020 the Government of Aruba (GOA) officially confirmed the first two cases that were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

As a result and as per GOA measures, the following travel restrictions apply for travel to Aruba:

  • Effective March 16, 2020 passengers who have been in the following countries for the last 14 days: China (including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), Singapore, Iran, Korea (rep.), Japan, The European Union, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, are not allowed to travel to Aruba. This travel prohibition does not apply to residents from Aruba.

We understand that you may have a lot of questions at this time with regard to certain aspects related to the airport operation as a result of the recent developments. We do advise that you contact your airline directly to verify if your flights to/from Aruba will continue as planned or if there are any changes as effects of the recent measures taken by the GOA.

Additionally you can always visit our website www.airportaruba.com to see live arrival and departure times to see if there are any changes.

We will continue to provide you with the latest developments and updates as they become available. In the meantime, we highly encourage all staff members and passengers to take all the necessary precautions to protect the health of everyone. Tips are shared throughout the airport terminal and via our social media channels.

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COVID-19 situation UPDATE - March 14, 2020

Yesterday afternoon the Government of Aruba (GOA) officially confirmed the first two cases that were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As a result, the GOA has taken the following measures that will impact operations at Queen Beatrix International Airport:

  • Effective March 16th, 2020 (0:00 hrs UTC -4) until March 31st, 2020, it is prohibited to transport passengers to Aruba who within fourteen (14) days before his or her check-in for a flight bound to Aruba has been in the following countries/regions: China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Singapore, Iran, Korea (Rep), Japan, the European Union, Great Britain, Switserland or Norway. The above travel prohibition does not apply to:
  1. Passengers who are legal residents of Aruba (passenger can prove this by showing an Aruban driving license or Aruban ID card), or
  2. Passengers born in Aruba (place of birth is stated in passport).
  • Screening at airport for arriving passengers starting March 14, 2020.

We understand that you may have a lot of questions at this time with regard to certain aspects related to the airport operation as a result of the recent developments.

We do advise that you contact your airline directly to verify if your flights to/from Aruba will continue as planned or if there are any changes as effects of the recent measures taken by the GOA.

Additionally you can always check the live arrival and departure times to see if there are any changes.

We will continue you to provide you with the latest developments and updates as they become available. In the meantime, we highly encourage all staff members and passengers to take all the necessary precautions to protect the health of everyone. Tips are shared throughout the airport terminal and via our social media channels.

 


COVID-19 situation update - March 13, 2020

This afternoon the Government of Aruba (GOA) officially confirmed the first two cases that were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

As a result, the GOA has taken the following measures that will impact operations at Queen Beatrix International Airport:

  • Restriction arrivals from Europe, except for Aruban residents, starting March 15 through March 31, 2020.
  • Screening at airport for arriving passengers starting March 14, 2020.

We understand that you may have a lot of questions at this time with regard to certain aspects related to the airport operation as a result of the recent developments. We do advise that you contact your airline directly to verify if your flights to/from Aruba will continue as planned or if there are any changes as effects of the recent measures taken by the GOA. 

Additionally you can always visit our website www.airportaruba.com to see live arrival and departure times to see if there are any changes.

We will continue you to provide you with the latest developments and updates as they become available. In the meantime, we highly encourage all staff members and passengers to take all the necessary precautions to protect the health of everyone. Tips are shared throughout the airport terminal and via our social media channels.