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The U.S. government requires all non-U.S. citizen flying to the U.S. to complete the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attestation confirming they meet the vaccination entry requirements. Please check with airline directly.
Make sure to arrive at the Aruba Airport 3 hours before your scheduled departure time. You will go through both a local Aruban passport and customs control, followed by a similar process at the US Customs & Border Protection (second passport and custom control) as US customs pre-clearance is available in Aruba. This way you will skip any additional security controls upon arrival in the US.
In the event of Global Entry approval, you can make use of this fast-track option at US Customs & Border Protection in Aruba.
For any global entry interview to be accepted is determined by three steps:
1. $100 admission fee to be paid in full to start the process
2. After paying the admission fee it does not mean you meet the requirements for the CBP interview. This is determined by a conditional approval after checking your background information to be assessed as a likely candidate to be allowed an interview. After this has been accepted, you can go forward to the next step.
3. The third step consists of the interview itself. This interview can take place in Aruba at the airport or Palm Beach location. Please make your interview appointment before coming to Aruba if you want to interview at the Palm Beach location. Interviews take approx. 10-15 mins for clearence on your global entry membership.
Clearance depends on your travel history, criminal record, and sometimes difficulty in categorizing your last name. Due to this, the estimated waiting time to get approved can take up to a year after the interview has been made to assess and address information that was shared, withheld or missed during the interview.
U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and citizens of the following countries are eligible for Global Entry membership:
• Citizens of Argentina
• Citizens of Brazil
• Citizens of Bahrain
• Citizens of India
• Citizens of Colombia
• Citizens of United Kingdom
• Citizens of Germany
• Citizens of The Netherlands
• Citizens of Panama
• Citizens of Singapore
• Citizens of South Korea
• Citizens of Switzerland
• Citizens of Taiwan
• Mexican nationals
Customs and Border Protection Addresses in Aruba for interview:
Palm Beach Plaza: L.G. Smith Blvd 95, Noord, Aruba
Queen Reina Beatrix International Airport - Sabana Berde 75
Enrollment on vacation:
Palm Beach Plaza
Mon, Wed, Fri from 9am to 11am (should be booked online first) ,
does accept walk-ins (if shown as fully booked). First come first serve.
Airport (only to the U.S.) if conditionally approved (step 2 above).
Enhance the overall process of going through two security controls, and keep travel documents such as passport and boarding pass at hand, dispose of all liquids before entering the screening posts, wear shoes that are easy to take on and off and make sure to place all electronics and belts separately in a bin as per TSA requirements. There are two security controls as travelers have access to checked luggage during the US pre-clearance process and need to be re-screened.
There is a VIP Concierge Service operator that provides fast-track travelling VIP service at the Aruba Airport and includes skipping the majority of the authority lines and access to the Airport’s VIP lounges.
You are not allowed to bring any flora, fauna, or other natural treasures unique to Aruba back home with you, including any and all seashells. Find a full list of inadmissible items here.
As per Tuesday September 13th, 2022, Passengers should be at the airport 3 hours before departure for U.S. flights and 2 hours before departure for non U.S. flights.
Passengers should double-check their departure times and coordinate with their hotels, tour operators, and transportation companies in order to ensure that they will arrive at the right time.
It is important to note, that if a flight is delayed, passengers are still required to come to the airport for check-in based on their scheduled departure time.
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