Aruba travel insurance
Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Aruba, there are a few things to think about:
- The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports travel insurance
- How much medical coverage you have – no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Aruba from the FCDO for any issues that may have occurred that might prevent you travelling or any vaccinations you might need
If you’re up to anything particularly adventurous such as scuba diving, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.
Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.
What’s covered with our travel insurance to Aruba?
As standard, our policies cover over 50 activities as standard, so you can get up to more on your holiday.
As standard we also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Aruba.
|Official language(s)||Dutch, Papiamento|
|Continent||North America (The Caribbean)|
|Plug type||Plug type A, B & F|
|Driving side||Right-hand side|
|Climate||Rainy Season: October to January |
Dry Season: February to September
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do I need a visa for Aruba?
You don’t need a visa to enter Aruba. As a British passport holder, you can stay as a visitor for up to three months. If you intend to stay for a longer period, you should contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Healthcare in Aruba
It’s also important to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel to find out whether you’ll need any vaccinations before your trip to Aruba.
UK health authorities have put Aruba under risk of Zika virus transmission. This doesn’t affect you unless you are pregnant, so take care. There have also been cases of Chikungunya virus which is also transmitted by mosquitoes so you should take steps to avoid being bitten. If you’re in a remote area, ambulance services may vary. Please visit the gov.uk website for the most up-to-date list of countries by level of Zika and Chikungunya risk.
British citizens should note that their EHIC or GHIC is not valid in Aruba. You can find good medical facilities in hotels and hospitals, but these may be expensive. It’s important to make sure you have travel insurance with medical expenses covered in case anything unfortunate happens abroad. If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you’re fully covered.
You can find more information about healthcare in Aruba here.
What if I need emergency assistance in Aruba?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in Aruba, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.
All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our 24-hour emergency medical assistance team.