Requirements for travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom without a visa
If you want to travel to Aruba, Curaçao or the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, you must meet certain requirements, even if you do not need a visa. For instance, you can only stay for a limited amount of time and you must have enough money to cover your stay.
Attention: Entry restrictions apply to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom. Check the travel advice (information in Dutch) of the country or island you are travelling to.
Maximum length of stay
If you do not need a visa to travel to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, you can stay for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.
If you are a Dutch or US national, you can stay for longer: a maximum of 180 consecutive days in any 365-day period.
If you are a national of a Schengen country other than the Netherlands, you may stay in Aruba for a maximum of 180 days in any 365-day period. You may stay in the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.
If you wish to stay longer, you will need a residence permit.
If you want to travel to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, you must meet certain requirements:
- Your passport must not be more than 10 years old.
- Your passport must be valid for the whole of your stay.
- You must have proof that you can return to your country of departure, or transit through another country. This could be a passport, residence permit or visa.
- You can provide proof of the reason for your stay. For instance, a hotel reservation or an invitation from family or friends.
- You must have enough money to cover your stay and any other expenses.
The following guidelines apply:
Guidelines per island Aruba
- when staying in a hotel approximately USD 75 per person, per day
- when staying with family / acquaintances approximately USD 150 per person, per day
- when staying in a hotel approximately USD 150 per person per day
- when staying with family approximately USD 100 per person per day
St. Maarten between USD 100 and USD 200 per person, per day or a valid credit card Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba approximately USD 150 per person, per day
No rights can be derived from these amounts.
- You must have valid medical insurance or travel insurance that covers medical expenses. The insurance must provide cover for at least USD 15,000 in medical expenses and include hospital care, emergency treatment and repatriation (including in the event of death).
- You must not be considered a threat to public order, public health, national security or international relations.
Please note: even if you meet these requirements, the local authorities may still decide to refuse you entry. Or they may decide to allow you to enter for a shorter period than the maximum length of stay.
If you want to work during your stay, you will also need a work permit.
If you have any questions, please contact the local authorities in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.