Upon arrival in Aruba, you must have: (1) a U.S. passport valid for the duration of your stay; (2) a completed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card (ED-Card); (3) a return or onward ticket; and (4) proof of sufficient funds to cover your accommodations and food expenses during your stay. For stays longer than 30 days, see Aruba’s extension of stay upon entry requirements. You can complete the ED-Card in advance of your trip online or fill it out on the airplane. If you complete the ED-Card online, you can wait less time at the airport and avoid filling out forms on the airplane. Apply for your U.S. passport well in advance of anticipated travel. For more information about applying for a passport, visit travel.state.gov or call 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778).
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel to Aruba. You can stay in Aruba without a visa or permit for the number of days granted by the immigration officer on the ED-Card. The maximum period that you can be authorized to stay as a tourist is 180 consecutive days within a time frame of one year. This is called the visa-free period. It is calculated from time of arrival, not on a calendar year basis. To stay longer than 180 days, you must apply for a residence permit from the Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission (DIMAS). Tourists are not allowed to work. For information on work and residence permits, contact DIMAS.
For further information, travelers may contact: the Royal Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 244-5300; the Dutch Consulates in Chicago, Miami, New York, and San Francisco; the Government of Aruba; Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission (DIMAS); and the Aruba Tourism Authority.
For Health Information for Travelers to Aruba, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Aruba.