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Money and duty free for Aruba

Currency and Money

Currency information

Aruban Florin (AWG; symbol ƒ) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of ƒ500, 100, 50, 25 and 10. Coins are in denominations of ƒ5, 2.5 and 1, and 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents.

The Aruban Florin is tied to the US Dollar.

Credit cards

Major credit cards are widely accepted by many shops and hotels. They can also be used in ATMs if the card bears CIRRUS or Plus System logos.


They can also be used in ATMs if the card bears CIRRUS or Plus System logos.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Euros. Traveller's cheques can be cashed at banks and at major hotels. 

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1330-1600. Some remain open at lunchtime.

Currency restrictions

The export of the Aruban Florin is prohibited. The import and export of foreign currency must be declared with amounts exceeding the equivilant of US$20,000.

Currency exchange

The US Dollar is widely accepted. Other currencies can be exchanged in banks. Currency can also be obtained from ATMs in Oranjestad.

Aruba duty free


The following items may be imported into Aruba without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits or 2.25L of wine or 3L of beer.
• Gifts to the value of AWG400.

Banned Imports

Prohibited imports include unauthorised firearms and ammunition, drugs and narcotics.

Restricted goods which require an import licence include plants, animals, meat and meat products, pesticides, precursors and essential chemicals, certain telecommunications equipment and medicines.

Banned Exports

Unauthorised firearms and ammunition, and narcotics.

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