New policy for the import of medicines and supplements for personal use

ORANJESTAD- The Public Health Inspectorate recently introduced a new policy for travelers who bring unregistered supplements and/or medicines for personal use.

This policy states that you may import certain supplements and medicines without requiring a permit from the Public Health Inspectorate of Aruba.  

Medications and supplements ("self-medications") supplied pharmaceutically, such as injections, powders, ampoules, suspensions, oils, creams, ointments and self-supporting products for personal or animal use that are not listed, require an import license.

To obtain the respective import license, send the following documents to the email address ivg@iva.aw.

supplements and/or medicinesNecessary documents:

  • A completed application for an import license (customs document) accompanied by the "bill of lading" or the Customs Airport Travelers;
  • A statement from the Public Health Inspectorate showing that the medicines or supplements are for personal use;
  • Copy of proof of identity (passport or driver's license) of the traveler with the imported independencies;
  • A copy of the invoice of the 'independencies';
  • If applicable, a copy of the 'independencies' packaging.

Below is the list of drugs and/or supplements that do not require an import license:

You can find the Public Health Inspection's self-use declaration form   

For more information or questions, contact the Public Health Inspectorate by calling 526-2160 or emailing ivg@iva.aw or call customs at 523-8888 or info@douane.aw.

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