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Everything you Need to Know About Aruba’s Online ED Card

Everything you Need to Know About Aruba’s Online ED Card


Aruba is a small island located in the South of the Caribbean which is known as part of the ABC islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Spend your day’s snorkelling in the clear Caribbean Sea or simply just chill on the white sandy beach.  This stunning island serves up year-round sunshine and a little bit of your own paradise.

If you’ve recently booked a holiday to Aruba, here’s everything you need to know about its ED card and departure tax.

What is Aruba’s Online ED Card?

If you’re travelling to Aruba as a tourist, you are required to fill in an Embarkation and Disembarkation card, this is also known as an ED card.

How do I get an ED Card for Aruba?

The Aruba Tourism Authority have recently introduced a new online service, allowing you to complete and print your ED cards before you travel. This can be done on the official Aruba Tourism Authority website prior to boarding your flight. By completing online beforehand it’ll save you time in the airport when you arrive and there will be no need for that frantic search for a pen during your flight.

How much will it cost me to complete this online?

There is no charge for completing your ED card online.

What information do I need?

  • Valid passport and passport number
  • Email address
  • Hotel and flight information

What if I don’t complete the ED Card online?

Don’t worry, you can still complete the old style ED card on-board your flight.

Do I have to pay departure tax in Aruba?

Yes, you will have to pay a departure tax, this is payable locally. The current charge is US$33.50 – this is around £26pp*.

As of 1st May 2019, all TUI holidays to Aruba will include departure tax in the upfront holiday prices.

*Costs are subject to change, we recommend checking with your tour operator for the up-to-date charge at your time of travelling.

Originally written in February 2016.

Updated 15th November 2018.