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Aruba Welcomes Remote Workers With New 90-Day Program
Need a change of scenery? How does the backdrop of a Caribbean oasis sound? For those of you working remotely, it may be time to trade in your old views for a slice of paradise.
Aruba is the latest destination to cater to remote workers with a new program they are calling the “One Happy Workaction.”
“On One Happy island, we’re in the business of happiness, so we’re offering an Aruba “Workation” from paradise. What are the benefits of working remotely from Aruba? Our One Happy Workation stays are up to three months with great deals at some of Aruba’s finest hotels, villas, condos and more,” reads the website.
The program says it offers special rates, complimentary WiFi, breakfast, all-inclusive food and beverage options and discounts, and as an Aruba resident under the program, you will have access to special local experiences. US citizens with a valid passport are eligible to participate with a minimum stay of one week and a maximum stay of 90 days.
All visitors over the age of 14, must present a negative a COVID-19 test upon arrival on the island, or take one upon landing. Residents from certain states will have to take the test prior to arrival. All visitors must also purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance, which is meant to cover any COVID-19-related costs incurred during their stay.
With around 3,060 coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, people are still required to wear face masks on public transportation and in indoor public spaces. The use of face masks are also “strongly encouraged” wherever social distancing isn’t possible.
To get started there are no forms to fill out, you just need to book a stay at one of the participating hotels listed on their website. Although you may book your stay in one of the hotels, “the island is your office, feel free to work anywhere,” encourages the website.
For those just looking for an excuse to get away, it should also be noted, “working” is not a mandatory requirement of the program.