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Your Next Trip to Aruba Just Got an Electronic Immigration Upgrade

Destination & Tourism | Brian Major | December 02, 2015

Your Next Trip to Aruba Just Got an Electronic Immigration Upgrade

PHOTO: The Aruba Tourism Authority has launched an online immigration card option. (Photo courtesy of Aruba Tourism Authority)

The Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) and Aruba Immigration Services (IASA) this week launched an online embarkation and disembarkation card (ED-card) option. The system provides arriving vacationers with an environmentally friendly means of providing required immigration information and completing the required card.

Travelers can go to ATA’s ED-card dedicated website immediately after booking flights to Aruba to fill out the digital ED-card.

The new electronic system will also retain basic information of  travelers who have been to Aruba previously. As a result, returning travelers can simply update their digital ED-card with new travel dates and trip details.

All Aruba visitors are required to fill out an ED-card, and ATA will continue to utilize and accept traditional paper cards for visitors who prefer the option, officials said. Travelers can complete a digital ED-card immediately after booking flights and up to 48 hours before departing to Aruba. After 48 hours have passed, all visitors must fill out paper ED-cards upon arrival.

“ATA and IASA are thrilled to be industry leaders with this time-saving digital tool,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, ATA’s CEO.

She added, “Upon landing with their ED-card already completed, visitors will be further delighted to discover the Aruba’s Happy Flow program, designed to streamline and expedite the passenger process with enhanced digital airport checkpoints.” 

ATA recently launched the Happiness Builder, a digital tool visitors can use to plan their Aruba vacation. The tool includes more than 100 videos featuring adventure, relaxation, romance and cultural activities in Aruba.  

Consumers can also use the tool to create a personal "Shortcut to Happiness" video itinerary crafted from six selected clips, with the addition of happy music and a personalized message which can then be shared with friends and loved ones via email and social media.

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