Easy PCR Covid testing at the resort with same-day results for all of our guests to cover the re-entry requirements.
The Center for Disease Control in the United States has imposed a testing requirement for all those entering the United States from out of the country. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to reentering the country. Other countries too have re-entry requirements and we are prepared to help.
Bucuti & Tara has set up a testing facility in our wellness office (located across from our Fitness Center in the courtyard) open from 8 - 10am Monday through Friday and guests can have a test taken and have results delivered to their email the same day. The Doctor and Lab performing the tests is certified by the Aruban Health Department and PCR tests accepted by US authorities upon their re-entry. The cost will be $100 per person and is paid directly to the doctor during the visit by credit card. Check with our concierge team upon arrival (or in advance of your stay is ok too) to schedule your date and time to visit our wellness center for the test. For Saturday or Sunday tests, please contact us in advance of your arrival: email@example.com to get an appointment confirmed. Saturday and Sunday tests may be necessary for guests departing on a Monday morning. An option to test of $75 per person is available at the hospital which is 1/2 mile away and we will be happy to direct all guests about that option to go there for the test as well. Note that appointments at the hospital is mandatory for testing however, long lines are reported there at times, despite having an appointment.
Note: We do not receive any compensation for tests taken at our resort and arranged the facility in our wellness office for the convenience of our guests.
Aruba has 362 active cases as of today, with 24 of those non-residents.
Management and associates of Bucuti & Tara have been tested and undergo daily screening and temperature checks to maintain a COVID- free environment. No members of the Bucuti & Tara Team are positive for COVID. To date, all Bucuti & Tara guests have tested negative for COVID prior to or within the first day of arrival. We continue to believe that our comprehensive COVID protocol, which was tested with ICU doctors and nurses for three months prior to borders reopening continues to provide all of our guests with a safe and comfortable vacation. More information about our protocol can be found below.
We stand by to advise on any changes in opening hours or operations of outside restaurants or activities and we recommend that you reconfirm arrangements prior to your reserved date and time. Our entire Aruban community is dedicated to your health and happiness while visiting our destination and we believe that our government and health officials are bringing the current outbreak under control with new regulations and a public information campaign.
For our resort CoronaVirus Protocols, click HERE.
For Government protocols on the Aruba.com website.
Entry Requirements Prior to Boarding
Accepted Molecular test types:
PCR / RT-PCR / ddPCR / Rapid PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
NAA / NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification)
AMP PRB (Amplified Probe)
LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification)
TMA (Transcription-mediated Amplification)
Accepted Molecular test brands, such as, but not limited to:
Abbott ID NOW
Quidel Lyra PCR
Abbott Realtime PCR
Cobas Qualitative PCR
Simplexa Direct PCR
IMPORTANT: Through a partnership with Vault Heath, all JetBlue passengers who want to test prior to travel to Aruba, now have the convenient option of an at-home, saliva-based PCR test, in addition to the option of securing a PCR test from a certified health provider or lab. JetBlue passengers not choosing to test prior to travel, must take a PCR test upon arrival at the airport in Aruba. Learn more: JetBlue and Vault testing option
These tests are NOT ACCEPTED:
Timing: At 72 hours prior to departure to Aruba (last leg in case of connecting flights), visitors can take action to get one of the listed accessible test. Note: The latest the testing/swab results can be uploaded is 12 hours prior to departure to Aruba. Payment for the PCR testing in Aruba must be completed within 72 hours and 12 hours prior to travel to Aruba.
Port of Entry Aruba Airport:
Positive test results from 6 - 24 hours at hotel:
If you have tested at the airport and your test is positive:
Health and Happiness Code:
Hotel Cancellation and Change Policy Updates:
The Government of Aruba is following the expert advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has implemented strict stay at home measures.
The most updated information on how many cases are active on Aruba, the Aruban government set up a dedicated site and while it is in Papiamento, you can see the grid updated each and look for "Activo" line. The Activo line shows the number of active cases, the other data is historical. Click here: https://www.arubacovid19.org/
Our extensive, full COVID Protocols can be found HERE
Bucuti & Tara is ISO certified and we follow HACCP standards of operation which have always brought a heightened level of safety and security into our operation for both our guests and our associates alike. We are confident we are operating safely for our guests and associates and will continue to work with WHO, PAHO, CDC and Dutch and Aruban Health Authorities and follow all of their guidelines.
We’ve added the following to our normal already heightened level of safety in our operation:
Aruba is a Dutch Island with sophisticated healthcare facilities, professional and expert healthcare experts. As leaders within the tourism community in Aruba, we are fully informed and we have full confidence in the pubic & private sector partnership managing this situation together.
Many of our customers have reached out to learn how to help us in our situation. Aruba is an island with a population completely dependent upon the tourism industry and at present, tourism is halted. The answer is to come visit as soon as you are able to and, join in our campaign #BringingBucutiToYou. Post photos of your Aruba vacation, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration on your social media pages with our hashtag: #BringingBucutiToYou . We are posting on our social media pages regularly with messages from our associates who miss you and hope to see you again soon! Your participation can have an impact for all of us. Thanks to all of you who have participated.
We look forward to welcoming our guests again soon and look forward to giving you some relaxation and a break from the current stresses of everyday news and life.