Last update 09 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Aruba. Aruba is serviced by the Embassy in Havana, Cuba.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, the Republic of Cuba
Address: 5-ta avenida No 6407, esquina a 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66;
Out-of-hours hotline: +535 286 24 49
Working hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00
Opening hours of the Consular Office: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
The people of Aruba have one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean region. Public security in the country is at a very high level.
The European Health Card is not valid in Aruba.
Travellers to Aruba should take precautions against mosquito bites. There is a risk of Zika infection. With symptoms of illness, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The MFA recommends that travellers follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Bulgarian Red Cross to protect themselves against mosquito bites and infection with the Zika virus: http://www.redcross.bg/advice/zika.html.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Aruba is an overseas possession of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with autonomous status.
Any abuse of drugs, including cannabis, is punishable by law with severe penalties.
National and international driving licences are valid in Aruba.
The maximum permitted driving speed in populated areas is 40 km/h and in non-urban areas 60 km/h.
The electricity is 120 V and is identical to the American standard.
Aruban florin (AWG)
EUR 1 = AWG 1.90
USD 1 = AWG 1.80
Hurricane season in the Caribbean is from June to November. Although Aruba usually remains outside the hurricane affected area, tropical storms are possible.
Travel papers and visas
The passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of entry.
Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa to visit Aruba for tourism purposes. However, you must have a return ticket.
Certifications and legalizations
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions all documents issued by the authorities in Aruba to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Aruba in Havana, Cuba. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of Aruba in Havana shall be certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in the capital of Cuba.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
European Emergency Travel Document
In case of emergency (lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of an EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.
Exit fee — USD 33.50