Aruba exists outside the right to abode laws of the Schengen Area therefore Schengen E.U. freedom of movement laws don't apply to Aruba


Those living in the countries and territories listed below can visit Aruba visa-free for 30 to 60 days.

European Union/European Free Trade Association countries, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil. Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Suriname, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City, and Venezuela. Those living in British Overseas Territories must follow the same visa exempt policy as the other countries mentioned.

Citizens of Canada, European Netherlands, Ireland, Saint Martin, a Schengen country, United States, United Kingdom holding a valid residence permit of the country/territory you live in are exempted from the visa requirement.

Captain, crew and passengers aboard a ship or aircraft are exempt from the visa requirement for no longer than 48 hours.

Those holding a official United Nations Laissez-Passer are exempt from the visa requirement.

Entry Requirements

Travellers are not allowed to work during their stay in Aruba. To enter Aruba, one should be able to present the following at time of entry:

a passport that is valid upon entry and for the duration of stay in Aruba. If the tourist/traveller holds a passport from a visa required country list A, he must have a valid visa sticker in his passport.

a completely filled-in and signed Embarkation and Disembarkation card ED Card;

a valid return- or onward ticket;

the necessary documents for returning to the country of origin or to a country that he or she has the right to enter, for example a valid residence permit temporary or permanent, a re-entry permit or a entry visa;

if so requested, the tourist/traveller has to be able to prove to the satisfaction of the migration officer that he has a valid reservation for an accommodation in Aruba e.g. hotel or apartment or that he owns property in Aruba a residence, condominium, apartment, time-share apartment or a pleasure yacht moored in Aruba with a length of at least 14 m measured at the water line;

if so requested, the tourist/traveller has to be able to prove to the satisfaction of the migration officer that they are disposed of adequate financial means to provide for hotel expenses if applicable and living expenses during their planned stay or that they have a declaration of guarantee from a legal resident of Aruba.

The final authorisation for admission to Aruba remains with migration officer at the border-crossing/port of entry. The migration authorities at the border-crossing/port of entry have the authority to grant or refuse admission. Admission can be refused if not all admission requirements are fulfilled by the time of entering Aruba of if the tourist/traveller has been blacklisted.

Dutch Nationals And Citizens

Although Sint Estatius is part of the Kingdom of Netherlands makeup, those living ouside Aruba have limited freedom to visit Aruba. Dutch nationals and citizens living outside Aruba can visit visa-free for 6 months.

By plane
By plane

Aruba has an international airport that has flights arriving daily from numerous major cities around the world. Some of the airlines that fly to and from Aruba often are American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Aruba Airlines, and more. All air traffic arrives and departs from the Reina Beatrix International Airport IATA: AUA ICAO: TNCA on the western side of the island.

American Airlines now flies only from Miami. Other major carriers from the US include Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore, Orlando, United Chicago, Washington/Dulles, Newark, US Airways Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Delta Atlanta, New York JFK, and JetBlue Airways New York JFK, Boston.

Copa Airlines Colombia flies to Aruba from Copa Airlines's Panama City hub, where there are connections to the entire Western Hemisphere and Europe.

First Choice Airways flies charter flights from the London and Manchester in the UK, and KLM flights to Amsterdam connect to most of the rest of Europe. Avianca and Aires connect Aruba to Colombia.

Daily connections to Venezuela include Caracas, Maracaibo, Las Piedras and Valencia, by Aeropostal, Aserca, Santa Barbara Airlines and Avior.

InselAir ( has several daily flights to Curacao, and from there to 11 destinations in South America including Medellín - Colombia and Valencia (Venezuela), the Caribbean and Miami.

There is an office of the American Department of Homeland Security at the airport for those traveling to the United States.

By ship
By ship

You can also travel to Aruba by cruise ship. Aruba’s cruise port is in the capitol, Oranjestad. Some of the cruise companies that sail to Port of Aruba are Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.