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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?

For a complete list of countries that require a visa to travel to Aruba please visit the "Government of the Netherlands" page. Some visitors to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom (including Aruba) do not need a visa. This includes Dutch and US nationals, as well as nationals of the countries listed on this page

Where to apply for a visa

Apply for a Visa

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



Call centre:

Appointment line:

Fax short stay department (visa):

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!


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.

To showcase venue for incentive groups traveling from abroad

Guest Services

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

Baby and Rodger's Beach signage.
Getting Around Aruba
Blue tram in Main Street Oranjestad.
Get around Aruba by Public Transportation

Enhance your Aruba Vacation

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


The Palm Beach Plaza shopping centre

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


Shopping, eating and dancing at The Village Aruba

Renaissance Marketplace in Aruba.


Renaissance Marketplace

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