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pooky2008
03-24-2008, 05:35 PM
Hi all,

My boyfriend and I are going to Aruba in July for the first time (YAH!!!) and as I was gathering all the info from Aruba.com, I noticed something that says travel insurance is required when getting into Aruba? does anyone know anything about that? do they really ask for proof of travel insurance at the airport? what kind of insurance shall we get? any input is really appreciated. Thanks.

danadog56
03-24-2008, 05:49 PM
I am not sure where u found that info, but I have never purchased any kind of insurance to go to Aruba and we have been going for quit a few years. The only thing I can think of is that maybe when u purchase ur trip, from AAA's or Apple vacations for example, u purchase insurance in the event u have to cancel prior to going in which case u would get ur money back.

cindyo
03-24-2008, 05:55 PM
Absolutely not !

Eagle Beach Boy
03-24-2008, 06:33 PM
Are you asking about Trip cancellation insurance or Health/medical insurance?

Trip cancellation insurance is your choice.

Health/Medical insurance is my personal recommendation. You just never know!

phillyboater
03-24-2008, 07:49 PM
No Aruba Government requirement for any type of insurance from a tourist. All personal preference.

lou and nay
03-24-2008, 08:11 PM
As mentioned above, your health insurance may or may not be covered in Aruba. Check with your health insurance provider to see how their system works. Many providers tell you that you have to pay cash/credit at the time of service received, then you can be reimbursed with receipts. But, nothing is "required."

love god
03-24-2008, 08:51 PM
No Way!!!!!!!!:D

Iluvrum
03-25-2008, 06:45 AM
I take out travel insurance simply because our parents are elderly and anything can happen to cause us to delay our trip. I paid $73 PP for my 7-night trip to Aruba. On the way home, our flight was delayed which caused us to miss our connection and we had to spend the night in Atlanta. Hotel, taxi, meals cost us about $250. I submitted all the info and am now waiting to see if I get re-imbursed. This is the first time I've ever needed to use the insurance. I got AIG Travel Guard.

tds-ken
03-25-2008, 09:18 AM
I would not do it unless, but you know your situation better than anyone. If you feel there might be a chance to have a problem, then take it otherwise I would not.

pooky2008
03-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Thank you all for your responses. they're all very helpful. I can't wait to be there!

sagman17
03-25-2008, 01:41 PM
hey iluvrum since your flight was delayed the airline should have put you up and paid all those expenses for you right on the spot..in february when we left aruba to come home our flight was delayed two hours and we missed our connection in atlanta and united paid all our expenses with vouchers right on the spot and even threw in travel vouchers for a future flight..you should complain to your airline and get that money from them..

jamrock
03-26-2008, 12:46 PM
You only need insurance if you require a Visa to travel to Aruba. For example, my step-son who resides in and is a citizen of Jamaica will be joining us in Aruba this year. Aruba requires him to apply for a travel Visa for entry in the country. Along with the Visa, they require him to have travel insurance which he purchased at the time he submitted his Visa application. If you are a US citizen you only need your passport.

Arubalisa
03-26-2008, 12:53 PM
For great one stop price comparison shopping for trip insurance:
http://insuremytrip.com/ (http://insuremytrip.com/)

Never in a million years would I imagine missing a trip because at the age of 45 I had come down with the chicken pox. :( Trip insurance is just that, insurance, and with the price you are paying for your trip, never a bad investment. Because...you just never know...

Iluvrum
03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
hey iluvrum since your flight was delayed the airline should have put you up and paid all those expenses for you right on the spot..in february when we left aruba to come home our flight was delayed two hours and we missed our connection in atlanta and united paid all our expenses with vouchers right on the spot and even threw in travel vouchers for a future flight..you should complain to your airline and get that money from them..


sagman - the only thing we were given was $300 voucher for next time we fly Delta, and 2 $7 vouchers for food at the airport. They announced while we were in line to check next flight that Delta was NOT passing out any more vouchers for hotels that night! don't know if it was because they were out (snow storm in east that weekend) or because all the hotels were full (nascar race in ATL that weekend). But I do have the $300 and hopefully will get my hotel expense back from the insurance.