Aruba’s Inviting People to Work Remotely From Paradise Island

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If COVID-19 prevented you from getting the island vacation you hoped and dreamed of, Aruba’s Tourism Authority is here to make your dream come true. They’re welcoming travelers to work remotely from their islands as part of their “One Happy Workation” program.

As part of this program, visitors can stay anywhere from one week to 90 days and it doesn’t require visas. However, visitors are not permitted to work for a person or company in Aruba.

“We recognize the desire to travel safely and have noticed a rising trend of visitors in Aruba extending their stays, so we knew the appetite for longer trips was growing,” Sanju Luidens, the CMO of the Aruba Tourism Authority, told Travel + Leisure.

“With many Americans working remotely, we curated the best workation experiences and deals to make it easier to not only work from paradise, but also experience living like a local. With Aruba’s perfect location under the hurricane belt, our ‘One happy island’ comes with peace of mind that sunny, warm weather is practically guaranteed,” he continued.

Aruba is also offering hotel and accommodation packages at special rates, complimentary WiFi, and all-inclusive food and beverage options.

To enter into Aruba, U.S. travelers have to complete a self-health deceleration form and show a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers can pre-pay for a test when they arrive and they’re required to purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance.

Some U.S. states require additional testing and visitors coming from those states will need to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before departure with the test negative-test results uploaded at least 12 hours before the flight. More information regarding the states that need additional testing can be found here.

In Aruba, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces and while resturaunts are open, bars, rum shops, and nightclubs are closed. Hotel bars are allowed to open for hotel guests only.