Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the stay.
Note on the endorsement in the passport
Nationals of all countries wishing to work in Aruba must obtain prior authorization from the Directie Openbare Orde en Veiligheid (DOOV), Torenstraat M 11, San Nicolas (tel: (8) 433 22).
A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a tourist stay: (a) Germany, Austria, Switzerland and all other Schengen countries for a stay in Aruba up to 180 days total stay in a period of 365 days. (b) EU countries and Switzerland for a stay of up to 30 days per entry and up to 90 days total stay when visiting several Caribbean islands of the Netherlands in a 180 day period. (c)  Turkish citizens with a Schengen visa allowing multiple entries, or with a valid residence permit or with a temporary residence permit for a Schengen country for stays of up to 30 days per entry and up to 90 days total stay in any 180-day period. Attention: All travelers entering Aruba as tourists are recommended to fill out the Embarkation-Disembarkation Card (ED-Card) online up to 48 hours before departure. Travelers flying to Aruba without an ED Card must complete the ED Card completion on the plane.
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Short-term visa (for a stay of max. 30 days, multiple entries): 35 €.
Visa types and costs
There is a common visa for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean (islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten as well as Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba): – Visa for a stay of max. 90 days. (Example of a maximum stay: 30 days in Aruba, 21 days in Curaçao, 21 days in Bonaire and 18 days in Sint Maarten.) – Visa for stays longer than 90 days.
The short-term visa is valid for 6 months and allows multiple entries. The maximum length of stay is 30 days per entry. The maximum total length of stay for island hopping is 90 days.
Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who are passengers on cruise ships and who are traveling to a third country within 24 hours and who have valid documents for the onward journey, do not need a transit visa. Visa-free airport transit is only possible between 07:00-23:00. Overnight stays are not permitted. The consular representations of the Netherlands are responsible for issuing visas.
Birth certificate and proof of parentage / legal guardianship of accompanying adults. Unaccompanied minors: Notarized travel authorization from the parents/guardians not traveling with you.
Usually a maximum of 1 week.
Proof of sufficient funds
Foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return/onward travel tickets and documents for onward travel (possibly visas for third countries). (b) Sufficient Funds.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Warning: Minors must be accompanied by an adult or met upon arrival by an Aruba resident adult. Minors traveling alone also need a notarized declaration of consent and copies of the passports of the legal guardians. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).
Entry with pets
For cats, dogs, parrots and parakeets, a health certificate from the country of origin that is no more than 14 days old is required, certifying that the animal is healthy. Dogs and cats also need a rabies vaccination certificate. The rabies vaccination should have been carried out at least 30 days but not more than 1 year before arrival. Dogs, cats, monkeys and parrots from South America are not allowed into Aruba. The transit of dogs and cats from South America is also prohibited. Note: hotels generally do not accept pets.
Depending on the airport and destination, an exit fee of US$ 5-30 per person must be paid, which is either already included in the ticket price or has to be paid in cash at the airport.