The information contained on this page is intended to pass along basic information. Detailed Information can be obtained by visiting the Aruba Tourism Authorities website at http://www.aruba.com.
Entry Requirements & Customs Regulations: Implemented on January 23, 2007, ALL PERSONS traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport to re-enter the United States.
While the U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Aruba, the currency of Aruba is the Aruban florin. The florin fluctuates with the dollar on the world market. Banks may exchange other foreign currency. Banking hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Most bank branches remain open during lunch. The Aruba Bank branch at the airport is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on official holidays. Travelers with ATM cards bearing the CIRRUS or Plus System network logos can withdraw cash in Aruban florins. Home bank accounts will be debited in dollars at a favorable exchange rate, and a service charge will apply. Before departing for Aruba, it's important to verify whether your PIN number will work in Aruba by calling 1-800-4-CIRRUS.
Telecommunication services in Aruba are provided by Servicio di Telecommunication di Aruba (SETAR).International, direct and operator-assisted calls are possible to all countries in the world. Cellular telephones and Internet service is provided on the island. Cellular phone rentals require identification, such as a passport, a deposit is required.
Water & Electricity
There is no need to buy bottled water in Aruba, the island's tap water is pure and refreshing. Voltage standards are the same as in the United States and Canada. The TV standard is NTSC so your home video camera will also play back on the hotel's TV sets or large screen projectors.
Medical Facilities & Health Care in Aruba
For medical assistance ALL hotels have a doctor on call 24 hours a day (check with the front desk). The Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital located across from Punta Brabu Beach has a 24 hour emergency room. It is just a few minutes from the hotel sector. Tel. 011-297-874300 Drug stores cannot fill a prescription from a doctor not residing on the island but will advise how to obtain one if necessary. One drug store in each district is open for 24 hours on a rotating basis for emergencies.