The voluntary repatriation program is up and running

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 11-06-2020.

ORANJESTAD - The Minster of Justice, Security, and Integration together with strategic partners are working effortlessly to make the voluntary repatriation program a success. 

DIMAS buildingThe DIMAS is in charge of the registration and coordination for the voluntary repatriation.

Since the announcement of this repatriation program, there was an enormous demand. During the first week more than 300 individuals registered for repatriation. The program is currently in its second phase; this being logistics and diplomatic agreements with the countries involved.

The DIMAS has already been contacting those who registered requesting them additional information including information requested by the destination countries win order to schedule the flight. So far there are over 500 individuals who have registered since the announcement in early April.

The Government of Aruba is well aware of the fact that many people want to voluntarily return to their country and that is the reason they have kept the registration period open until further notice. The registration form is available on the website of DIMAS

Ad Voluntary ReturnFor more information please contact DIMAS at 281-1010.

Information for travelers with the following destinations:

Travelers to The Netherlands or any other European countries will be contacted by the VNO (Representation of the Netherlands in Aruba), who is handling the logistics for these countries.

Traveling to Colombia is in the negotiation phase with the Colombian authorities on a diplomatic level, logistics, and sanitation considerations.

All flights scheduled on 8, 9, 10, and 11 of May 2020 have been postponed for reasons beyond the reach of the Government of Aruba.

Rescheduling of the first flights is being negotiated and the new departure dates will be notified to all within the coming days.

The DIMAS urges everyone to keep an eye on their email since the DIMAS will send flight information to all registered individuals to their registered email addresses or by phone (local phone number.

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