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When traveling to Aruba, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. These include airline updates, filling in the embarkation/disembarkation card (ED) Card, and more! 


Airline Updates & Requirements

Always verify airline requirements and any travel updates leading up to your travel date. Download your airline's app on your phone for easy boarding pass access, and flight and gate changes on the day of travel.

Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card

The Aruba ED Card (Embarkation/Disembarkation) is a mandatory requirement for all individuals, including infants and children, entering Aruba. It is necessary to complete and obtain approval for this document. To access the official ED Card page, kindly use the following link. It is important to note that some services may charge a fee to assist you with this form-filling process. You can fill in the ED-Card within the 7 days before your travel to Aruba.

Sustainability Fee

Starting July 1st, 2024, Aruba will implement a $20 Sustainability Fee for visitors arriving by air to the island. This fee will support a number of projects aimed at enhancing and improving sustainability efforts on the island. Learn more here.

What to bring with you

Make sure you are packed for success and bring important travel documents and other must-haves like prescription drugs, sun protection and travel insurance. If you're going to run out of specific medicine while on your trip here, it's best to just bring extra with you, since we cannot guarantee our pharmacies carry your exact medicatoin. More packing tips can be found here

Global Entry and avoiding long lines

To avoid long lines at domestic and international security screening points, you can enroll in Global Entry (for US travelers only). Travelers must be pre-approved. Make sure to start the application process well ahead of time, as this includes an in-person interview and rigid background checks. Find the Global Entry application form here

VIP Arrival Service

Don’t want to lose a valuable minute of your Aruba vacation? The VIP Concierge Service provider can fast-track you through the arrival process and arrange for airport pick up transportation.

Traveling with pets

There are import requirements for pets (dogs and cats) from the United States of America to Aruba. Learn more here.

Quick Guide: Start here

All visitors (including children) spending more than 24 hours in Aruba are required to complete the online ED Card immigration form to be permitted entry. 

Read through all 3 steps to find out:

  • How to answer travel and health questions

Travelers are no longer be required to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination.

Continue on to Step 1 by clicking the button:

Step 1: Basic traveler information

Travelers must truthfully and accurately provide basic personal, and travel details such as: date of birth, passport information, length of stay etc.

Timing: These questions need to be answered as part of the ED Card immigration form.

Click the button below to learn more about the next step:

Step 2: Consent to Aruba Government Mandates

Visitors are required to consent to comply with the rules and procedures as mandated by the Aruban government. This will include:

  • Acknowledgment and consent that upon arrival and during their stay in Aruba visitors shall cooperate with any type of COVID-19 testing as indicated by the public health authorities of Aruba, including isolation and/or quarantine.

  • Acknowledgment and consent to follow any and all instructions imposed by the public health authorities of Aruba; this includes, but is not limited to, instructions to be isolated or quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.

  • For details on the procedures for guests showing symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test result while in Aruba, please refer to our Your Health page.

Timing: Consent to Aruba Government mandates must be completed as part of the ED Card immigration form.


  • Upon successful completion of the ED card process, travelers will receive an email confirmation of approval for travel (green checkmark), which must be shown either digitally or in printed form at check-in or upon boarding.

Note: You will need a valid passport and a valid email address that you have access to.

Step 3: Arrival Health Procedures in Aruba

All visitors will be required to comply with arrival health procedures as mandated by the Aruba Airport Authority and the Government of Aruba.

Prior to travel, visitors should download the Aruba Department of Public Health’s Aruba Health App. A mobile resource for information on COVID-19 health procedures in Aruba, and faster results for Molecular PCR COVID-19 tests taken in Aruba.

Have any unanswered questions? Use the FAQ section at the bottom of the page to search.

The Government of Aruba together with the Department of Public Health continuously monitors the situation based on a range of factors and epidemiological indicators to assess risk levels. This information is subject to change at the discretion of the Government of Aruba.

Did you know?

Travelers to Aruba are no longer required to purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance. However, it is optional and if you would like to purchase the policy, you can do so here.
We highly recommend each traveler to have travel insurance including COVID-19 coverage. 
Please note that all travelers will still be required to complete Aruba’s Embarkation/Disembarkation Card prior to arrival, which is the country’s digitized customs and immigration process.

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