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Passports & Visas for Aruba

Please review Aruba’s visa and passport requirements to ensure a hassle-free experience upon arrival to our island.

Aruba Airport

 

Travel to Aruba: Visa & passport requirements 

Visiting our beautiful island is easy. Travel to Aruba from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and the Caribbean is possible via most major carriers, either non-stop or with convenient connections. You do need a passport to go to Aruba. All passengers must be able to show a current passport when entering our country. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require Aruba visas, nor do most South Americans, e.g. Colombians and Venezuelans.

Do I need a visa to enter Aruba?

If you are a national of one of the countries listed below, you NEED a visa to travel to Aruba.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania *
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burma (see Myanmar)
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina *
  • Botswana
  • Burkina
  • faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central-African Republic
  • China (People's Republic)
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Congo (Democratic Rep.)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Philippines
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia *
  • Ghana
  • Greneda
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong *
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Israel *
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Yemen
  • Jordan
  • Cape Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kiribatia
  • Kuwait
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • macau *
  • Moldova *
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro *
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (former Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia *
  • Northern Mariana Islands (Islands)
  • North Korea
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine *
  • Uzbekistan
  • Oman
  • East Timor/Timor Leste
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authorities
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Russia (Russian Federation)
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Solomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia *
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Sri
  • lanka
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Chad
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela (Venezuelans are subject to a visa requirement from January 15, 2021 for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa

 

Countries with an * are exempt from a visa requirement, provided the person in question posesses a biometric passport.

  • The visa exemption only applies to people who possess a biometric passport, issued by Georgia or Moldova, issued in accordance with the standards as outlined by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • The exemption of the visa requirements only applies to passport holders from the"Regiao Administrativa Especial de Macau.”
  • The exemption only applies to biometric passports. The name of “North Macedonia” replaces the “Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia – FYROM as of February 2019.
  • The exemption only applies to biometric passports. The exemption does not apply to passport holders with a biometric passport issued by the “Coordination Directorate (=Координациона управа / Koordinaciona uprava) of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.
  • The lifting of the visa exemption is only applicable to passport holders from the "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".

If you are not a national of any of the countries listed above, you do not need a visa to travel to Aruba.

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Passport requirements for Aruba 

  • Your passport can’t be more than 10 years old.

  • Your passport must be valid for the entirety of your stay in Aruba.

Entry requirements for Aruba if you don’t need a visa

  • 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.

  • Proof of the reason for your stay in Aruba. For example, a reservation at a hotel/vacation rental, or an invitation from family or friends.

  • You must have enough money to cover your stay and any other expenses.

  • You must not be considered a threat to public order, public health, national security or international relations.

 

Good News for Global Entry Applicants!

Customs and Border Protection Aruba Preclearance is now a participant in the Global Entry on Arrival program. This program permits Global Entry applicants who are conditionally approved to complete their interviews while traveling to the United States from Aruba, eliminating the need for a Global Entry applicant to schedule an interview at an enrollment center in the United States. 

More Information

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to our One Happy Island in person!

For more information on Aruba entry requirements that apply to your particular situation, please contact:

Departamento di Integracion, Maneho y Admision di Stranhero (DIMAS)

The Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission

Wilhelminastraat 31-33 Oranjestad, Aruba

Tel: (297) 5221500

Fax: (297) 5221505

Call centre: (297) 5221590

Appointment line: (297) 5221502

Fax short stay department (visa): (297) 5221501

Start planning your holiday

Do you meet all Aruba visa requirements and have you checked your passport validity? Then it’s time to start planning your stay! Find a hotel, resort or vacation rental that fits your needs best. Browse through the excursions as a supreme form of anticipation. And starting putting your packing list together. See you soon!

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Aerial shot of Baby Beach.

Take in spectacular ocean views and indulge in shallow, crystal clear water at this magnificent paradise, Baby Beach in Aruba.…


Are you planning on visiting our beautiful island? Here’s everything you need to know about entry requirements for Aruba.

Do you need a passport to go to Aruba, you might be wondering. The answer is yes. Passport requirements for Aruba are as follows: it can’t be more than 10 years old and it should be valid for the entirety of your stay. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require Aruba visas, nor do most South Americans, e.g. Colombians and Venezuelans. If you are not a national of any of the countries listed on this page, you will need a visa and should check visa requirements for travelling to Aruba.

Other entry requirements for Aruba are proof that you can return to your country of departure, proof of reason for your stay, a sufficient amount of money to support yourself during your stay and that you should not be considered a threat to public safety or health.

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Guest Services

For travellers wanting a more personalised holiday experience, Aruba has private concierge services.

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Baby and Rodger's Beach signage.
Getting Around Aruba
Blue tram in Main Street Oranjestad.
Public Transport

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View of outside the Palm Beach Plaza Mall with five various flags.

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The Palm Beach Plaza shopping centre

The village area by night, showcasing souvenirs around the island's most known nightlife spot

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The Village

Renaissance Marketplace in Aruba.

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Renaissance Marketplace