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Yellow Fever Vaccination

Requirements to travel to Aruba

Important when traveling to Aruba.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination are: 

Residents of Aruba. 

  • Passengers who have been in countries at risk and are in transit through Aruba. This also includes those who have to leave and re-enter the airport or cruise ships in less than 24 hours. 
  • Passengers on their way to Aruba who have been in transit through countries at risk (in their airports and ports without leaving these). 
  • Passengers who, having been in the countries at risk, before entering Aruba, have remained for a period of at least 6 days in a country that is not considered at risk and have not developed a fever during that period. 
  • Children under 9 months of age. 
  • People 60 years of age and older. 

Exemptions from Yellow Fever vaccination due to medical reasons: 

  • Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • Immunocompromised individuals from the following: symptomatic HIV infection or AIDS, malignant neoplasms, primary immunodeficiency diseases, transplantation, immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory therapy, radiation therapy. 
  • People with a thymus disorder are associated with abnormal immune function. 
  • People with a history of acute hypersensitivity reaction to any component of the vaccine (including gelatin, eggs, egg products, or chicken protein). 
  • For those with any of the above-mentioned medical contraindications for yellow fever vaccination, an up-to-date (dated and signed) medical waiver is required (instead of administering the vaccine). 

A passenger can be denied entry to Aruba if during border inspection it is discovered that: 

  • He/she does not hold an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) or a signed and dated exemption letter by an authorized medical officer or health worker (on letterhead stationery clearly stating the contraindications to vaccination in English and bearing the stamp used by health center or department); 
  • He/she holds a yellow fever vaccination that is not yet valid (proof of vaccination is not valid until 10 days after he/she gets the vaccine); or 
  • He/she holds a different form of proof of vaccination other than an ICVP (except for an active member of the Armed Forces). 

To prevent the return of a denied passenger, we request airlines to control prior to boarding if the passenger has his/her valid yellow fever vaccination. 

If more information is required regarding the above-mentioned subject, please contact the Department of Public Health of Aruba at Telephone: (297) 522-4221Fax: (297) 582-7352 │ E-mail: 

More information can also be found on the following link:

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