Visa: Citizens of Russia to stay on the island require a visa, which is issued at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow or at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg. Documents for a visa are submitted directly at the consular department or at the Visa Application Centers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Customs: Import and export of foreign and local currency is not limited. You can import duty-free (persons over 15): up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars; up to 2.25 l. wine, 3 l. beer, 1 liter strong alcoholic drinks; personal belongings and gifts up to 100 florins; perfumes, perfumery. It is forbidden to import: leather goods from Haiti; weapons and explosives; drugs and narcotic drugs. It is forbidden to export without special permission: objects and things that provide historical and artistic value, especially those found at the bottom of the sea.
Important: It is necessary to keep all immigration documents – they will be needed when leaving the country!
Time: 8 hours behind Moscow
Telephone code: 297
Monetary unit: Arubian florin, but American dollars are also in use along with it.
Tipping: 15% of the bill
Rent a car per day: 35-55 USD
Capital, main cities: Oranjestad
State language: The official language in Aruba is Dutch, education is widely welcomed, there is a university. The island is home to Papiamento, a Creole dialect derived from Spanish and Portuguese.
population: The population of the island is about 100,000 people. Descendants of Africans, mulattoes.
Aruba Tourist Office – (297) 23777.
Main Tour Desk – (297) 34545.
Immigration Office – (297) 828151 (Oranjestad).
The unified emergency telephone number is 911.
Fire department (297) 582-1108.
Office of Public Order and Security (297) 5843322 (San Nicolás).
Communication: Cities do not have telephone codes. International calls can be made from hotels, post offices and pay phones, a large number of which are located throughout the country. Payphones accept telephone cards for payment, which can be purchased at post offices, shops, newsstands, and gas stations. There are pay phones that accept credit cards. Internet. Internet access can be obtained in one of the many Internet cafes located in major cities and resort areas. The country also has a large number of Wi-Fi access points, which are located in large hotels, shopping centers and other public places. Cellular. International roaming is provided by all major mobile operators.
Security: There is practically no crime in Aruba, but you should beware of pickpockets, especially in crowded places – the airport, port, public institutions. It is better to leave personal belongings in a safe at the hotel.
Weather: Aruba has a tropical maritime climate. The temperature is about the same throughout the year. In summer, during the daytime, the air warms up to 32 degrees Celsius, and at night it cools down to +26..+28 degrees. The maximum amount of precipitation falls in the period from October to December, mainly short-term showers, in total about 500 mm of precipitation is recorded per year. Aruba is located south of the main trajectory along which hurricanes originating in the Caribbean are moving, so this natural phenomenon is extremely rare here.
Shopping: Shops in Aruba are open Monday to Sunday from 08.30 to 20.00, closed from 12.30 to 13.30. Aruba is a duty-free zone, so it is profitable to buy almost everything there. In Aruba, there are stores of almost all world brands, the prices of which are much lower than in similar stores in Europe and America.
Important: All airports in the 27 countries of the European Union must check the hand luggage of passengers and prevent the carrying on board of aircraft of liquids in volumes greater than 100 milliliters, with a total volume of not more than 1 liter. Medicines and baby food are checked separately and are not limited in volume. Perfumes, drinks, alcohol and aerosols purchased from duty-free shops at the airport and packed in sealed plastic bags can also be carried in hand luggage. BUT!!! If a passenger has a flight with a transfer, liquids purchased at the airport of departure will not be allowed on board, they can only be purchased at the transfer airport.