BONBINI! WELCOME TO ARUBA
Hello friends! The people of Aruba are very happy to be welcoming travelers to our One Happy Island once again.
In an effort to facilitate your travels to Aruba, the Aruban Immigration Authority offers your first welcome or, “bonbini”, in the form of Aruba’s online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program.
In accordance with the State Decree of Admittance AB 2009 no. 59, the online ED card is mandatory for all travelers to Aruba. All non-resident travelers, including visa required countries, are required to obtain an online travel qualification using this system prior to being granted permission for boarding.
If you have been qualified to travel to Aruba, it establishes that you are eligible to board an inbound plane to Aruba, but does not exempt you from COVID-19 screening and testing nor establish that you are admissible to Aruba. Upon arrival to Aruba, the respective authorities have the prerogative to screen and test you for COVID-19 as well as interview you in order to determine if you are freely admissible to Aruba under the Immigration laws and applicable health rules and regulations. All information provided by you, or in the case you act as a legal guardian, must be true and correct.
You may be subject to penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an online travel qualification application submitted by you or as legal guardian.
There are two possible responses to your online application:
• Qualified: You are qualified to travel to Aruba. The system displays confirmation of the application approval, which you will receive by email.
• Denied: You are not qualified to travel to Aruba.
Note that reapplying with false information in order to qualify for a travel is subject to penalties and may be in violation of our criminal code.