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Aruba Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No


To enter Aruba, a passport valid for the duration of the intended stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Also, your passport must be issued less than 10 years before your arrival date.


Visas to Aruba are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Dutch and US-nationals can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the nearest Dutch Embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Note

Cruise ship passengers of any nationality do not require a visa for stops of up to 24 hours in Aruba.

Types and Cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: EUR80. The Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.


The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. Visa holders may visit any of the countries included under the scheme for a maximum of 90 days within one year. Each continuous period in any one country may not exceed 30 days.

Application to

Dutch Embassy/Consulate.

Schengen Visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Aruba.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days, but processing times vary depending on the country. Applications can be made 1 to 3 months before the intended travel.

Entry Documents

The following entry documents are required:
• Valid tickets and a visa (when applicable)
• Enough money to cover the stay: between US$100 and US$200 per person per day or a valid credit card
• A valid medical insurance or travel insurance that covers at least US$15,000 in medical expenses, and includes hospital care, emergency treatment and repatriation (including in the event of death)
• Proof for the reason of your stay (for example a hotel reservation or an invitation from family or friends)

Extension of stay

Nationals who do not require a visa can request an extension of stay up to 180 days at the immigration department (

You cannot extend the Caribbean visa.

Entry with pets

Pets may only enter Aruba if they have lived in a country with a low incidence of rabies for at least six months. Your animal needs a microchip, veterinary certificate of good health issued no more than 14 days before travel, and a rabies innoculation certificate issued no more than 30 days before travel. 

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Diplomatic Representation

Aruba is a dependency of The Netherlands and represented abroad by Royal Netherlands Embassies - see The Netherlands section for Embassy contact details. The nearest British Diplomatic Mission for the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) is the British Embassy in Caracas.

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