Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

As travelers eagerly await the start of international tourism, Aruba presents a rigorous plan to keep visitors safe.

The tourism-dependent Dutch Caribbean island nation has implemented the Aruban Health and Happiness Code, a strict cleaning and hygiene certification program that will be mandatory for all of its tourism-related businesses. At the same time, a number of the major hotels on the island are launching their own carefully planned health and safety initiatives. The island plans to open temporarily to international visitors from June 15.

The Aruba Health & Happiness Code certification will provide assurance that each company has taken all steps to provide a safe environment for staff and guests. The certification approval seal will be prominently displayed on all tourism-related businesses, and certified businesses will also be posted on the Ministry of Public Health website.

Aruba’s health and safety protocols will provide visitors with a perfectly secure and clean experience upon arrival. The Aruba Airport Authority worked with the Ministry of Public Health and followed the guidelines of the World Health Organization to implement many measures such as screening, temperature controls, health professionals on-site health, social distance markers and additional shields and protections, mandatory PPE training for all staff, and more.

When arriving visitors leave the airport, they will find the seal of approval for the Aruba Health & Happiness Code certification on taxis / transport and on all hotels and other accommodation, restaurants and bars, casinos, shops and tour operators.

The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association has distributed its best practices guide to hotels. This elevates existing cleaning protocols to new standards in all areas, including baggage handling, elevator safety, housekeeping guidelines, restaurant services and casinos. The two pillars of the best practice guide are physical remoteness and sanitation, based on guidelines from the Aruba Department of Public Health and WHO. Visitors can expect measures such as plexiglass barriers to offices, digital keys and contactless check-in, deep disinfection of all public spaces and rooms.

These new protocols to protect visitors and locals will also extend to national parks and tourist attractions.

In order to receive visitors, all businesses must adhere to the new protocols and receive an on-site inspection and approval from the Inspection and Hygiene Department to receive the Aruba Health & Happiness Gold Certification Seal Coded.

Meanwhile, hotels introducing new measures include Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, already the most eco-certified hotel in the Caribbean. He developed new Covid-19 safety protocols in the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the WHO, as well as critical care health officials, to create a contactless vacation. Check-in takes place using a personal tablet, for example, and rooms are cleaned and sealed until guests arrive.

Divi Resorts’ new Clean Check program offers improved hygiene standards and health and safety measures at its four properties in Aruba. Clean Check symbols will be visible in all hotel complexes, unit door seals confirming that a room is ready to be occupied at the signage with helpful distance and sanitation guidelines.

Marriott International, which owns three properties in Aruba, has rolled out a multifaceted program to raise standards of cleanliness. He created the Marriott World Cleanliness Council to focus on developing the next level of hygiene standards and practices around the world to improve customer safety.

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