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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
yellow fever 1
Eat Drink 3
malaria no

Overview

There are excellent medical facilities, and many hotels have an on-call doctor. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check best-medical-schools for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1]: A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for all travelers who are over 8 months old and come from an infection area designated by the WHO. This also applies to travelers who have stayed 12 hours or more in transit in an infected area. [2]: Typhoid can occur, but not poliomyelitis. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3]: Tap water is obtained from a seawater desalination plant and is generally harmless. milk is pasteurized; Dairy products are therefore just as suitable for consumption as local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables. Precautions are nevertheless advised.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in ponds and rivers nationwide. Swimming and wading in inland waters should therefore be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Chikungunya occurs. Adequate protection against mosquitoes is therefore recommended. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective mosquito repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, Joint pain and conjunctivitis. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus can cause microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. isolated deaths were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus can cause microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. isolated deaths were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus can cause microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended.

Money

Currency

1 Aruba florin = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: AFl, AWG (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25 and 10 AFl. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2.5 and 1 AFl and 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents. Note: The Aruba Florin is pegged to the US Dollar. The US dollar is also accepted as a means of payment.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted.

ATMs

Bank cards The Girocard (formerly EC card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks are accepted by banks and major hotels in Aruba. They should be in US Dollars or Euros.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.30-16.00 (in some cases also continuously).

Foreign exchange regulations

The export of the Aruba florin is prohibited. There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currencies, with an obligation to declare if the amount exceeds the equivalent of 20,000 Aruba florins.

Currency Exchange

The US dollar is the common currency. Other foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks. There are ATMs in Oranjestad where you can withdraw cash in local currency. Aruba Florins can only be exchanged within Aruba.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
AWG ƒ 1 EUR = 1.88 ƒ
1 CHF = 2.23 ƒ
1 USD = 1.80 ƒ

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