Here at Bucuti & Tara, welcoming you warmly to our island home extends to your complete health and wellbeing. We care deeply about our guests and ensuring your safety and comfort. You are never a number to us.
This is why 100% of our associates were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 over the summer. Now, after long, careful consideration, and studying how to best keep all of our guests safe in the world we currently live in, we have made the decision to require all guests to also be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The US, the EU, and many other countries currently require all arriving international visitors to show proof of being fully vaccinated. This requirement will now apply to all Bucuti & Tara guests arriving on or after December 23, 2021. Sharing this information now provides ample time for incoming guests to secure your full vaccination if you have not already.
Another reason for our vaccination requirement is that we welcome guests from all around the globe. Many countries now require that when their citizens travel, they are required to reside only in accommodations where both fellow guests and hotel associates are fully vaccinated.
Procedure to provide proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated at this time means either one Johnson & Johnson vaccination or two shots from Moderna, Pfizer or Astra Zeneca. Proof of vaccination must be provided to us at least 30 days in advance of your arrival to avoid the cancellation of your reservation. This is the time frame in which you can cancel without penalty.
You may email the .pdf copy of your digital/QR code record of your vaccination, or take a photo or scan of your official proof of vaccination card prior to your arrival for each arriving guest. The email address to send it to is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your first and last name and arrival date in the subject line of the email. Or, you may upload the .pdf or photo by completing the advance check-in on our website which now includes the upload tool. The names on the vaccination cards/receipts must match the names on the reservation. The card must be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival, which coincides with your cancellation penalty period (the penalty period of 30 days starts on Dec. 23rd this year).
If you have a medical reason that you are unable to receive a vaccination, please provide a letter from your doctor on their official letterhead, confirming this for us to consider. An additional test during your stay may be required depending upon the length of your stay.
A failure to submit vaccination records or a doctor’s letter on time will result in your reservation being canceled, which is certainly not what we would want. The acceptable proof includes:
For US citizens: CDC Vaccination Card - a physical card or scan or photo or digital record
For EU citizens: EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) or Green Pass
For other nationalities, the record as issued by the organization officially recognized to issue the COVID vaccination certificates
Return to traditional reservation policy
Now that the world has the vaccine and combined with social distancing and masks, we know how to be safe. Therefore, we are returning to our 100% non-refundable cancellation policy of 30 days starting this high season beginning December 23, 2021. We urge you to secure travel and cancel insurance for your visit because as always, we will not have any exceptions to reservations canceled within 30 days of arrival.
For more information about our COVID protocols and Aruba entry requirements, please click here: https://www.bucuti.com/covid-19. Your questions are welcomed.
On behalf of all our Bucuti Associates, we look forward to your visit and thank you for participating in the safest and healthiest environment for your upcoming visit.