The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) and the Department of Public Health announced the ‘Aruba Health & Happiness Code’, a stringent cleaning and hygiene certification programme that will be mandatory for all tourism related businesses across the country.
“As we prepare to reopen our borders, it is critical to evolve and innovate as a tourism destination to protect our local community and future travellers once they reach our shores,” said Danguillaume Oduber, minister of tourism, public health, and sports in Aruba. “We want all visitors to feel reassured in traveling to our one happy island, knowing we worked together as a nation to implement the highest health and safety protocols through every step of their journey.”
The Aruba Health & Happiness Code certification will provide assurance that each business has taken every measure to offer a safe environment for employees and guests. The certification seal of approval will be displayed prominently on all tourism-related businesses, and the certified businesses will also be found on the Department of Public Health website.
The health and safety protocols will provide a seamlessly secure and clean experience for visitors at every touchpoint, upon arrival in Aruba. The Aruba Airport Authority has worked with the Department of Public Health and followed WHO guidelines to implement numerous measures such as screening, temperature checks, on-site medical professionals, social distance markers and additional shields and safeguards, mandatory PPE training for all staff, and more.