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Popular with American travelers, Aruba is a top tropical destination. The country has ideal weather, including little rain. This makes Aruba’s world-renowned beaches that much more astounding.
Aruba gives visitors the opportunity to experience a unique blend of cultures. You will find elements of many cultures plus its current Dutch influence throughout your stay.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Aruba. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Aruba: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue, Zika and chikungunya have all been found in Aruba. These mosquito-borne diseases pose a risk to all travelers. Be sure to bring mosquito repellents and netting.
Due to the presence of Zika, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should consult with a physician before travel.
Traveler’s diarrhea is another risk to travelers to Aruba. This common symptom can occur at any time for a variety of reasons. Consider bringing a traveler’s diarrhea kit with you to avoid any unwanted gastric situations.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A passport is required for travel to Aruba. A visa is only required for stays longer than 30 days.
Aruba may require proof of return travel and proof of sufficient funds upon entry.
Tourists cannot exceed six months of stay in a calendar year.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Aruba has consistent weather throughout the year. The island stays in the low-80’s on average. As expected, all the coastlines follow the typical beach climate.
The mainland area is a desert climate, with drier air. Each season has its own unique characteristics, prepare accordingly.
The rainiest months are October to January, but rainfall is still lower than most the Caribbean.
Aruba has very low crime levels. But, theft does take place on beaches where belonging are left unattended. Stay alert in crowds and keep your items close to you.
Always carry identification, specifically a photocopy of your passport. Leave your passport and travel documents in a safe space in your resort or hotel.
If you are under the age of 21 or traveling with people who are, be aware the legal drinking age is 18 in Aruba. It is important to be aware of how many alcoholic beverages you are consuming especially in an unfamiliar location.
Both rental vehicles and public transit are available. Aruban roads differ from the U.S. as animals and scooters are common. Keep in mind Aruba has different driving laws than the U.S. and you should be aware of these before driving.
The north-eastern area of Aruba offers both the Natural Bridge and Natural Pool.
The Natural Bridge, originally a cave, was created over time by the constant ocean waves. Eventually, the cave collapsed creating the bridge you will see upon your travels. The bridge lost some of its original form in 2005 but is still a brilliant natural element of the island. You will find the Natural Bridge just north of Arikok National Park.
The Natural Pool is located in Arikok National Park, near the bridge. The pool is completely natural and is found among the rocks on the coastline. It is shielded by the rock face from the ocean waves, making for a unique and pleasant experience.
Access the Natural Pool either via an ATV tour or a hike through the natural park. The views of the ocean and surrounding land will not disappoint.
Such a beautiful destination still requires some extra thing in your suitcase. Make sure you have these items in your luggage:
There is no U.S. Consulate or Embassy located in Aruba. All requests are deferred to the nearby U.S. Consulate in Curacao. The U.S. State Department recommends signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This free program allows the U.S. Embassy in Curacao to update you if any emergency or risks were to occur.
U.S. Consulate General Curacao
J.B. Gorsiraweg 1,
Telephone: +(599) (9) 461-3066
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(599) (9) 510-6870
Fax: +(599) (9) 461-6489
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