FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ARUBA

 

Q: What are the customs restrictions?

A: Besides personal belongings, persons over the age of 18 are allowed 1 bottle of liquor, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 250 g of tobacco. Aruba regulates and monitors international trade. Products made from sea turtles and conch shells are prohibited in the country.

 

Q: Are non-smoking rooms available?

A: Non-smoking rooms are not available; however, the rooms are well ventilated.

 

Q: When is the best time to visit Aruba?

A: Temperatures are consistently mild. The island lies completely outside of the hurricane belt and the sea temperatures are around 82 Fahrenheit all year long.

 

Q: What to wear for your vacation?

A: You can bring casual, informal summer clothing. Women may need a scarf or hat because of constant trade winds.

 

Q: Do I need a passport to enter Aruba?

A: Yes, that is a requirement as of January 1, 2007.

 

Q: Do I require a Visa to enter Aruba?

A:  Not for Canadians and Americans. Please read our entry requirements page for more details.

 

Q: Are there any topless beaches in Aruba?

A: Topless beaches are not outlawed. However, they’re not popular either.

 

Q: What is the voltage in Aruba?

A: Electricity is at 110 volts.

 

Q: What are the taxes like in Aruba?

A: There is a 7.5% government room tax on all accommodations and 2% additional fees by AHATA.

 

Q: What is the current local time in Aruba?

A: Aruba is on Atlantic Standard Time, which is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings Time, but effective, all year round.