1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
  5. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard

Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

The Venezuelan authorities have closed the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. There is currently no air or sea traffic between Aruba and Venezuela. If you’re planning to travel on these routes, contact your tour operator for further advice.

The hurricane season in the Caribbean runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

UK health authorities have classified Aruba as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Aruba is used as a drug passageway from South America to Europe and North America. Do not leave bags unattended or agree to carry a package for anyone. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Aruba, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Consular support may be limited in Aruba. However, the British Consulate General Amsterdam in the Netherlands can provide consular support to British nationals.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 100 (police), 911 (ambulance and fire) or 913 (coastguard).

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Aruba
Currency: Aruban Florin (AWG)
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AWG
Dialling Code: 297
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 870,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Dutch (official language) 97%
Papiamento 61%


Capital City(s):
Oranjestad
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Population: 32,748
Latitude: 12.519 Longitude: -70.037



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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