Travelling with luggage


Upon your arrival in Aruba with dogs(canines), and cats(felines) you must submit a health certificate (no older than 2 weeks) and a valid proof of vaccination against rabies (older than 1 month, but not older than 1 years) at the Departamento di Aduana. The import of cats and dogs from South and Central America is prohibited unless they are part of a household effects and a statement of no objection is issued by the Veterinary service.

For imports and exports of all other animal species we advise you to contact the Veterinary Service of Aruba. Import of all live animals, prior permission is required. Please send a copy of the necessary documents, preferably via email: or via fax(297)5851828 to the Veterinary Service. The person concerned will receive a decision within 48 hours (weekdays). The decision is depending on the species and the country of origin.

  1. Some species, such as sea turtles, parrots, iguanas, Queen Conch, or coral are protected under the CITES Convention ( Import and export are not or only allowed with a CITES-permit.

The Veterinary Service has been entrusted with this.

For dogs, canines, cats and felines:

  1. South and Central America, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba: import is prohibited.

Exception: if belongings (approval of Veterinary Service is required)

  1. United States of America
  2. The Netherlands
  3. Other countries: contact the Veterinary Service.