Aruba is finally reopening its borders in phases for tourists from specific countries to visit the island.
All the tourists coming to Aruba will have to fill up an online Embarkation/Disembarkation card, which the Aruban government should approve. The ED form should be completed within 72 hours or at least 4 hours before the journey. The fastest way to apply for an ED Card is using Atlys. Join our travel community on Facebook where dedicated experts can answer your questions.
You will have to complete the embarkation and disembarkation card online by going to Aruba's official portal. It is mandatory to fill the ED card for all travelers, be it infants, minors, adults.
Some users faced the problem of website glitches and were taken to a “DENIED” screen mid-application. As a solution, please disable your chrome extensions and delete your browser history. Then go back to the ED card website and you should be able to complete it without any issues.
In the first section of the ED card, you will find two options: Resident of Aruba and Non-Resident of Aruba. Out of the two, choose the Non-Resident option if you are a tourist.
Once you click the ‘Non-Resident’ option on the first section, a popup dialog will appear asking you to provide the arrival date (make sure the date is 72 hours before the journey). Click the Continue button to reveal the second section. In this section, you will have to provide your name, passport number, type of passport, email address, phone number, etc.
The third section of the ED card requires you to provide your personal information: gender, employment, permanent address, etc.
In the fourth section of the Aruba ED card, you will have to provide the flight details like the airline's name, departure date, name of the accommodation, number of times visited the island, etc.
You will be required to answer the health questions relative to Covid-19 in the fifth section of the ED card. There are four unique questions, including four options for the PCR test in this section. Choose a valid option out of the four available.
The sixth section of the ED card consists of ten terms and conditions that you will have to confirm. You cannot take or bring more than 20,000 Alf. or $11,000 currencies out of Aruba. However, if you would like to, you can do so by providing a specific reason to the customs department of Aruba and wait for approval.
In the seventh section, you will have to purchase health insurance for $30 before traveling to Aruba. All tourists are required to purchase this insurance due to the current Covid-19 situation. The seventh section will complete the ED Card application process, at which point tourists will receive an email confirmation with approval to travel to Aruba according to the country's turn-around time.
Note: If you have filled any incorrect information in your ED process and need to edit information, download the Aruba Health app.
Along with the ED card, travelers must also carry other verifying documents such as:
Health insurance is required for yourself or every member of your family at a cost of $30 when completing the Embarkation/Disembarkation card of Aruba. The insurance coverage includes:
The Aruba government has put in place new Covid-19 protocols since May 10th. These protocols will be followed by all the residents and tourists of this island. Some of the new protocols that have been established are as follows:
United States citizens must supply a negative PCR or antigen Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to their home country 72 hours before departing from Aruba. The cost of a PCR test in Aruba ranges from $75 to $125, while the antigen test is between $40 to $50. You can take any of the two Covid-19 tests at your accommodation (if they allow), or you can take an appointment or do walk-ins at a testing center
When is the ED card checked? The ED card is checked twice; first, the airline will assess it during the departure, and second, the authorities will inspect the card after your arrival in Aruba.
Why are Covid-19 compliance cards given to tourists during arrival? The Covid-19 compliance cards, that are given to tourists upon arrival, inform tourists of the Covid-19 protocols followed in Aruba. They should be given at the accommodation when asked.
How long can I stay in Aruba? The maximum period of time that a tourist can stay is 30 days. The total amount of days a tourist who applies for an extension of stay, cannot exceed 180 days per year.