Does Aruba have US preclearance?

Aruba has US pre-clearance for all passengers traveling to the United States. This means that you will go through passport control in Aruba at the U.S. Customs & Border Protection facility and once back in the US you don’t have that hassle.

Do you clear customs in Aruba?

You will clear U.S. Customs in Aruba, not the United States. As an added convenience for passengers to the United States and/or Puerto Rico, Aruba has an agreement with the United States government to provide the services of the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP).

Do you have to go through customs when returning from Aruba?

YES, you go through US Customs and Immigration in Aruba. When your flight arrives in the U.S. you will be deplaning just as you would from any domestic flight.

Is there global entry in Aruba?

Yes there are Global entry kiosks in Aruba.

Do I need a visa to go to Aruba from USA?

Travel to Aruba from the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean is possible via most major carriers, either non-stop or with convenient connections. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require visas, nor do most South Americans, e.g. Colombians and Venezuelans.

How long does it take to get through security at Aruba airport?

Exceptions for Minimum Check-in Times by Int’l Airport

Airport Min Required Check-In/Baggage/Security Time
Aruba, Aruba (AUA) 75 Minutes Before Departure
Bogota, Colombia (BOG) 2 Hours Before Departure
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) 2-3 hours before departure
Dakar, Senegal (DSS) 90 Minutes Before Departure-Even if not Checking Bags

What can I not bring back from Aruba?


  • Pasteurized/Hard Cheese.
  • Seafood.
  • Poultry (cooked)
  • Bananas.
  • Bakery Items without pork/beef.
  • Consume meals purchased outside the airport prior to entering the Aruba CBP inspection area. Meals purchased within the Aruba Airport are permissible for onboard consumption but should be declared.

Can I bring shells home from Aruba?

It is against the law to take shells out of Aruba. The incidents of catching these at airport continues to increase and it causes problems at departure. The visitors get fined and the shells are confiscated.

Do you need a passport to go to Aruba 2021?

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements Upon arrival in Aruba, you must have: a U.S. passport valid for the duration of your stay; a completed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card (ED-Card); a return or onward ticket.

What’s new at the Aruba preclearance facility?

Oranjestad, ARUBA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Aruba Preclearance facility officially launched its new Automated Passport Control and Global Entry kiosks Dec. 8 at the Queen Reina Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba.

What is CBP preclearance?

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance is the strategic stationing of CBP personnel at designated foreign airports to inspect travelers prior to boarding U.S.-bound flights.

What did the Aruba Minister of tourism say about the project?

The Aruba Minister of Tourism expressed his congratulations to the Aruba Airport Authority and CBP in inaugurating this project prior to the start of the winter holiday season by providing passengers with a more streamlined U.S. inspectional process.

Who cut the ribbon at Aruba’s Vancouver Airport?

Grimes joined Aruba Minister of Tourism Otmar Oduber, Aruba Airport Authority CEO James Fazio and Vancouver Airport Authority Vice President Anthony Gugliotta to officially cut the ribbon at the airport.