Best time to go to Aruba

The best time to visit Aruba is pretty much all the time. Imagine averaging 28°C all year round? 24°C is about as cold as it gets, so settle in for some solid Caribbean sunshine. The winds in January and March keep things cooler and deliver some ideal windsurfing conditions. Aruba’s even outside of the Caribbean’s hurricane belt, so there’s a much lower chance of storms here, too.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Aruba, but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Embarkation and disembarkation card

The Aruba Tourist Board have launched a new online embarkation and disembarkation card which you can complete at This will eventually replace the traditional paper cards. Just to let you know, that this process is not compulsory, it will just save you time when you land and depart.

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. If you’re planning on diving, check your policy covers you for this. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

  • Overview
  • Things To Do
  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Oranjestad
    • Language - Dutch and Papiamento
    • Timezone - GMT -4
    • Population - 107,488
    • Currency - AWG:Aruban Guilder
    • Flight Time - 9 hours 35 minutes from Gatwick

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