The gleaming, modern Reina Beatrix Airport with its shops, restaurants and facilities has won many international awards. Travelers returning to the USA will pass through US Immigration and Customs upon their departure, meaning they can just pick up their baggage and go when they arrive at their final destination.
Aruba’s modern Queen Beatrix International Airport can accommodate commercial jet aircrafts as large as the Boeing 747. The island is served by a number of airlines, and connections can be made to any part of the world. For current schedules and reservations, see your travel agent.
The departure tax for Aruba is US $37.50 to the USA (It is usually included in the purchased airline ticket). For all other destinations, the departure tax is US $34.25.
Immediately upon your arrival to our beautiful island, we know you’ll be impressed. Aruba’s state-of-the-art airport is the result of a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project that has established our Queen Beatrix International Airport as a hub in the Caribbean.
Aruba is served by a number of airlines, and connections can be made to any part of the world. U.S.-bound passengers benefit from their own terminal building that houses a U.S. INS/Customs facility, allowing flights from Aruba to enter the U.S. as domestic flights.
The Aruba Airport has over 100 non-stop flights every week from 14 North American gateways, and one-stop connections from most cities in the USA and Canada. Aruba also enjoys international flights from European and Latin American countries including Holland, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Aruba Airlines flights regionally and internationally.
Our happy island is easy to reach, with direct flights to Aruba on many major airlines from cities in North America. In just four hours from New York City, and two and a half from Miami, you can be at the Aruba Airport, breathing in the tropical air as you breeze through immigration and customs.
Queen Beatrix International Airport meets all standards set forth by the ADA (American Disabilities Act) this includes bathrooms, hold rooms, check-in areas, etc. There is a fully equipped medical facility with highly trained professionals. Arrangements can be made with facility for special needs upon arrival and/or departure, as well as emergency treatment while at the airport. Personnel are also permitted aboard aircrafts in emergencies and for evaluation.
For further information, please call (297) 582-4800 ext. 300
We look forward to welcoming all traveling companions. But please note that all pets need a Certificate of Health from their veterinarian that has been issued within 30 days of your departure to Aruba. Please note that Aruba does not allow the importation of dogs and cats from Central and South America, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic that transit the United States on their way to Aruba.
Import requirements dogs and cats to Aruba
Based on Aruban Law
Aruba allows import from dogs and cats from the USA under the following conditions:
- The dog/cat must have
- Resided continuously in the USA for 6 months, immediately presiding the date of export to Aruba or
- Been be born and lived in the USA continuously if younger than 6 months of age at the date of export to Aruba or
- Written exemption from the above by the Head of the Veterinary Service of Aruba
Applying the above Aruba tries to prevent import of dogs or cats from countries that are not allowed to export to Aruba (like all countries from Southern and Central
America, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic) via the USA
- The dog/cat must be accompanied by a valid health certificate:
- Original document as used by USDA
- Not older than 2 weeks at date of import
- Issued and signed by a licensed and (USDA?) accredited veterinarian
- The health certificate should clearly state:
- Name, initials, address and phone# of owner
- Name, initials, address and phone# of issuing veterinarian
- Description of individual animal(s): species, race, sex, age, color and external signs
- Chip/transponder # (AVID or ISO, required) 1)
- Valid written proof of vaccination against rabies2) stating:
- Date of administration (at least one month, but not more than one year before the date of import in Aruba)
- Name, lot# and expiration date of the rabies vaccine used
- In animals, younger than 3 (three) months of age at the date of import in Aruba vaccination is not required and should then be replaced by a handwritten statement in the certificate of the issuing veterinarian stating: “Too young for rabies vaccination
- Statement that the animal
- Either “has resided in the USA continuously during the 6 months prior to the date of export to Aruba”
- Or, if younger than 6 months of age “has resided in the USA continuously since birth”.
- e. Name, address, phone number and signature of the licensed veterinarian that administered the rabies vaccination, if different from the veterinarian that issued the Health certificate.
- f. Description of individual animal(s): species, race, sex, age, color and external signs
- g. Chip/transponder # (AVID or ISO, required)
1)Chips or transponders, other than AVID or ISO are permitted, provided that the owner carries the appropriate reader in order to allow veterinarians or customs authorities to verify that issued pertain to the animal at hand.
2) The rabies certificate data can be entered into the health certificate