Looking for the perfect Caribbean holidays? Aruba has absolutely everything you need. Paradise white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, pleasant resorts and plenty of nice entertainment possibilities. You want something more adventurous? Aruba also offers countless unforgettable experiences, from diving and snorkeling to sailing and kayaking. You can also explore the island’s beautiful rough rocky coast. Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba lies North off the coasts of Venezuela. Dryer than the other Caribbean islands, Aruba has intriguing cactus-filled rolling hills in its hinterland. The beauty of Aruba makes it an attractive tourist destination which will suit everybody, from the solo traveler to families.
HEALTH ADVICE FOR TRAVEL IN ARUBA
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We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, travel health risks in Aruba can change quickly.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
ARUBA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||
Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32).
*Only applicable for Quebec.
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travellers|
|Typhoid fever||Recommended for most travellers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travellers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|African Tick Bite Fever||Could be present. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
|Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and/or Zika||There are many illnesses that are transmitted via mosquito bites and unfortunately we do not have vaccines to protect us against most of them. It is important to inquire with your healthcare professional regarding the specific risks and the different illnesses presently in circulation.|
RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS FOR TRAVEL IN ARUBA
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax.|
MEDICAL CARE IN ARUBA
The medical care provided by hospitals in Aruba is good quality.
Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs in Aruba, especially in areas frequented by tourists such as the district of San Nicolas.
In case of emergency, dial:
- Police: 100
- Medical assistance: 911
- Firefighters: 911