Is travel insurance required to enter Aruba? 

To enter Aruba, travel insurance is no longer mandatory. The only requirement is that all travelers, including minors and infants, must complete Aruba’s online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) program prior to travel. 

Should you buy travel insurance to visit Aruba? 

You should purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation, interruption, trip delay, and travel baggage coverage.  

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 Cancel for Any Reason benefit on select 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 at least 48 hours before you depart - 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 provides enhanced protection for a fraction of your trip cost if something were to go wrong. 

When should you buy travel insurance? 

You should buy travel insurance as soon as you book your trip to Aruba. If you want to take advantage of time-sensitive benefits like Cancel for Any Reason or Interruption for Any Reason, travel insurance must be purchased within 21 days of your first trip deposit, and all non-refundable, pre-paid expenses must be insured.

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. Learn more about travel insurance and inclement weather.

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.