Before the pandemic, travelers had to apply for a visa at the Dutch Embassy in their country of origin.
- During the pandemic, Visas were no longer emitted;
- In September 2020, they initiated a pre-start phase 1 of the visa emission. During this phase, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands was processing all visa requests from vital or essential travelers resorting under the following categories;
- Individuals who received a VTA (temporary admission to Aruba) when moving to Aruba;
- M.I.C.E travelers visiting for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and or Exhibitions.
- Business and or commercial-related traveling or travelers on economic missions;
- Property owners in Aruba (owners of homes, condos, and or timeshare).
Visitors who wish to be allowed entrance to Aruba for tourism, and coming from countries that require a visa, can now apply for their visa directly at the embassy in their country of origin, starting April 15, 2021, according to the pre COVID procedure.
The COVID-19 restrictions and admission conditions at the Dutch Caribbean Islands vary from island to island and change constantly. For more information on the applicable conditions for Aruba, please visit https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements . Travelers have the responsibility to be well informed of the current situation. More information about the applicable conditions when applying for a visa can be found on www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl , www.paisesbajos.nl, and on each embassy’s website.