Visiting Aruba

Want to visit Aruba? You’re not the only one! Aruba attracts about one million visitors each year and has the highest return rate in the Caribbean.

Aruba is known for its fantastic weather, warm and hospitable people, and gorgeous beaches. Aruba also boasts a rich and diverse culture, political stability, safety and security, an abundance of land and sea activities and plenty of hotels that accommodate every budget.

Rejuvenating spas, world-class resorts, amazing culinary experiences, exhilarating nightlife, stunning beaches, duty-free shopping, and exciting land and sea activities are just some of the view things Aruba has to offer.

From exploring the coral reefs and sunken wrecks to discovering the historical sites, rugged trails and wildlife in Arikok National Park to strolling through downtown Oranjestad, filled with historical buildings, various shopping centers and delicious eateries, there truly is something for everyone in Aruba.

For more information on traveling to Aruba, please visit www.aruba.com.

When to visit

The weather on Aruba is beautiful all year long, which means it’s wonderful to visit at any time! Aruba is located outside of the hurricane belt and the temperature is usually consistently around 80 degrees.

Entry requirements

Upon arrival in Aruba, visitors require a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require a visa, neither do most South Americans.

Information on entry requirements and forms.

Customs and regulations

Besides articles for personal use, persons older than 18 are allowed one-fifth of (1 liter) liquor and 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco. Aruba abides by CITES regulations in monitoring against the international trade of endangered species. For example, products made from sea turtles or conch shells are prohibited from being brought in or out of the country.

Air travel

Reina Beatrix International Airport is well-connected. A great number of carriers and charters offer non-stop and direct service from the island to the US, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean

Aruba’s state-of-the-art airport is the result of a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project that has transformed Reina Beatrix International Airport as a hub in the Caribbean. Reina Beatrix International Airport has won several international accolades.

Passengers headed to the US enjoy their own terminal building and a pre-clearance facility. Besides that, there is also a separate terminal for private planes, which also has a US Customs pre-clearance facility for private plane passengers.

US Pre-Clearance

Reina Beatrix International Airport is proud to provide the services of the Department of Homeland Security/US Customs and Border Protection to pre-clear all passengers flying out to the US. Flights departing from Aruba to the US are considered to be domestic flights thanks to the pre-clearance facility.

Cruise travel

Every week, thousands of cruise-ship passengers arrive at the Port of Oranjestad to discover all that Aruba has to offer. Aruba is on the itinerary of most cruise lines serving the Caribbean, and for good reason. Numerous big ships and mega-liners visit Aruba year-round, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruises. Various resorts offer Resort Day Passes for couples and families.

For more information on cruise travel to Aruba, please visit the Aruba Ports Authority.

For more information on Resort Day Passes, please visit www.aruba.com.

Traveling with pets

For information regarding animal shipment / travel to the island of Aruba, please contact the office of Veterinary Service in Aruba. They are ready to assist you with any questions you may have.

Veterinary Service Aruba
Barcadera 1
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

Phone: 297-585-0400
Fax: 297-585-1828
vetservice@aruba.gov.aw