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Mandatory Entry Requirements & Aruba Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

This information is valid as of July 8, 2022 to date.

Latest updates:


    • All travelers with an arrival date of July 8th, 2022, or later, are no longer required to purchase the Aruba Visitors Insurance. All travelers are still required to complete Aruba’s Embarkation/Disembarkation Card before arrival, which is the country’s digitized customs and immigration process. It is highly recommended for each traveler to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage. In case you have already purchased the insurance, you will remain covered for COVID-19-related expenses.

    • Since Sunday June 12th, 2022, CDC no longer requires passengers traveling to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 test.

    • Since March 19th, 2022, travelers to Aruba are no longer required to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination. 


Find out what steps are required to prepare for your trip carefully.

  • Online ED Card process

    Referred to as the embarkation/disembarkation card (or ED Card) due to it having been a paper card that used to be handed out to visitors to Aruba for filling in traveler information. This has since been completely digitized and is an essential process that all visitors (including children) spending more than 24 hours in Aruba must follow prior to traveling to Aruba. 

    The process needs to be done at edcardaruba.aw.


Upon successful completion of the ED Card process, travelers will receive an email confirmation of approval for travel (green checkmark), which must be shown either digitally or in printed form at check-in or upon boarding.

Note: You will need a valid passport and a valid email address that you have access to.


Wearing of masks and additional safety measures.

Wearing a mask may be mandatory at specific places in Aruba by government regulation. Visitors and locals alike are expected to have a mask with them at all times to use in the mandated locations indicated below, as well as any other instances where social distancing is not possible.

Where wearing a mask may be mandatory:

- all inbound visitors ages 12 and older may be required to wear a mask during flight to Aruba - this mandate may vary per airline. Travelers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with any in-flight requirements and procedures of their chosen airline related to COVID-19.

- Masks are no longer mandatory within the Aruba airport terminals and building, but remain recommended.

- wearing a mask is not mandatory elsewhere unless an establishment requires a mask to be worn at their location - this is at the establishment's discretion.

- Masks are recommended at times when social distancing is difficult

Proper mask usage

Visitors and locals should follow CDC and/or WHO guidelines for effective types of masks, as well as proper mask usage including wearing a mask over the nose and mouth, securing it under the chin, and fitting it snugly against the sides of the face.

Additional safety measures

As of February 17th, 2022, until further notice all additional mandatory on-island safety measures have been lifted.

Review other entry requirements as part of the online ED Card process.

Follow our news section for periodic updates on the COVID-19 situation in Aruba.


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