A section of Oranjestad, Aruba (Photo: westjetmagazine)

Aruba to reopen borders on June 15

A section of Oranjestad, Aruba (Photo: westjetmagazine)

The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba has announced plans to tentatively reopen border for inbound travel between June 15 and July 1.

In a statement on its website, the country’s tourism Ministry noted that this is subject to change “ “as we may consider additional precautionary measures as needed.”

“As you can imagine, this decision does not come without serious consideration as our highest priority is the health and well-being of our people and visitors,” the Tourism Authority said. 

“For travellers who already have a trip booked and are concerned restrictions may impact your travel dates, please contact your hotels and airlines directly for an update on their rescheduling policies. We will welcome guests back to our sunny shores as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Aruba is the first Caribbean destination to announce a specific date for a border reopening.

Several other Caribbean destinations are also preparing similar plans, but none has officially been announced.