Aruba Travel Vaccines and Advice
Aruba wins the title as the sunniest island in the Netherlands. This is a beautiful holiday destination if you want to bask in the sun and enjoy the benefits of the Caribbean Sea. Here, palm-tree lined beaches are perfect for days spent lounging in the sun. If you enjoy water sports, do not hesitate to indulge in sailing or scuba diving. To discover Aruba from another angle, take a short cruise out at sea. Visit the capital, Oranjestad to learn more about the history of the destination and to discover many colonial monuments. If you are searching for evening activities, let yourself be entertained by cabarets, bars and discos with the locals.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Aruba
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Aruba
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Aruba
Medical Care in Aruba
Medical care proves high quality in Aruba. If you require hospitalization, you can go to the Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital which is located in front of Punt Brabu Beach. This is a quality facility offering three classes of service. An other option is the Instituto Medico San Nicolas which provides many types of services, including a 24/7 emergency room which is reached through (+297) 524-8833.
Pharmacies in the country are well supplied, and you will be able to access the medication you require. They are available every day with a day service and are located in every region.
You can call an ambulance service by dialling 911. However, diseases requiring more specific treatment are not supported, and medical evacuation by place to another country is necessary.
Is Aruba Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Good conditions for major roads, different road signs compared to Canada|
|Public transportation||Taxis work on a flat rate but agree on a price before going to your destinationDaily bus service available and reliable|
|Watersports||Make sure your travel insurance covers everything|
|Health||Zika virus and Dengue fever warning|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Aruba?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
If travelling under 30 days, then only a passport is required to enter Aruba. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Aruba information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Venezuala (CARACAS)
Avenida Francisco de Miranda con Avenida Altamira Sur,
Altamira, Caracas 1060, Venezuela
Tel.: +58 212 600 3000
Fax: +58 212 261 8741
Email: [email protected]
Click here to access the embassy’s website
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela. There is no Canadian government office in Aruba.