Is travel insurance required to enter Aruba?
Yes. To enter Aruba, travel insurance is mandatory unless you are arriving and leaving the same day. All foreign travelers must purchase Aruba’s Visitors Insurance. This insurance must be purchased through edcardaruba.aw in advance of travel as part of their online ED Card process. Aruba Visitors Insurance helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if testing positive for COVID-19 while visiting.
Should you buy additional travel insurance to visit Aruba?
The Aruba Visitor's Insurance helps protect you against medical- and non-medical expenses incurred if you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay in Aruba.
You should purchase a more comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation, interruption, trip delay, and travel baggage coverage. The Aruba Visitors Insurance is not meant to replace traditional, comprehensive travel insurance.
A comprehensive travel insurance plan provides protection if your flight is delayed while traveling to Aruba and Trawick International trip cancellation plans provide coverage if you are unable to travel because of an illness or death in the family.
Optional Cancel for Any Reason Coverage
Trawick International offers the hard-to-find and rarely available Cancel for Any Reason benefit on select Trawick International trip cancellation plans. Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) provides reimbursement for 75% of the prepaid, nonrefundable, forfeited payments you paid for your trip if you cancel your trip for any reason not otherwise covered by this policy - like border closures, travel bans, or if you just decide that you do not want to travel anymore. This coverage MUST be purchased with the initial policy and within 21 days of the initial trip deposit date, and the full, nonrefundable trip cost is insured. (This benefit is not available in every US state).
How much does travel insurance cost?
Many factors including the age of travelers, trip cost, and length of trip contribute to the cost of travel insurance. So the price of a travel insurance plan will differ for each trip. Travel insurance will provide enhanced protection for a fraction of your trip cost if something were to go wrong.
When should you buy travel insurance?
Travel insurance can protect you against many things depending on the type of plan you purchase. For example, if your trip was disrupted because of a hurricane and you had trip interruption coverage as part of your trip cancellation plan, you would be eligible to receive reimbursement for that part of your disrupted trip as long as your policy was purchased before the storm was named. To learn more about hurricane travel protection, visit our blog.
Aruba is an island in the middle of the Caribbean sea where hurricanes are quite frequent during Hurricane Season from June 1st to October 31st. So why not be protected if you were traveling during these months.
NOTE: Please reference https://www.cdc.gov/ and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date information and guidelines.