Aruba may only be a 25-mile long island in the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea and rarely makes the international news, but we do see a steady stream of customers sending parcels to their friends and relations - often 'back home'. Unlike many of the former colonial islands of the region, Aruba is not a native English speaking country as it is one of the four constituent parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Of course many people will not just want to send parcels from the UK to Aruba, but from Europe, so make the most of our global shipping marketplace and access the site in Dutch if needed at parcelmonkey.nl
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Aruba. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
The quickest shipping time we offer to Aruba is 2-4 days via DHL Air Express, which comes with full DHL tracking until the goods are delivered.
An alternative product which is also a speedy service is Parcel Monkey Air Express available for less than £33 and delivers in just 3-5 days or a slower method of delivery can be booked via Asendia who ship parcels to Aruba in 8-9 days.
Aruba is located in the southern Caribbean and is extremely small as its length is 21 miles. Aruba like many other Caribbean islands thrives off tourism with the majority of trade coming from tourists. Aruba is located on the outskirts of Venezuela and the island can get extremely hot with little rainfall. The national language in Aruba is Dutch, however, some residents speak Papiamento which is a special language used in Aruba, Curacao, and the Caribbean Netherlands. The population of Aruba is 102,000 and the island managed to achieve independence from the Netherlands in the year 1995.
The residents of Aruba enjoy a high standard of living and low unemployment rate. The island has a big gold mining trade and also provides many different countries with oil. This added to the already booming tourism trade makes Aruba a thriving island. The Island still has connections with the Netherlands with many different residents of the Netherlands able to travel to Aruba with genuine ease.
Furthermore, as the country's major trading partners are the USA, Venezuela and the Netherlands, we don't see as many commercial-related packages being sent to the island as some of the neighbouring islands.
We've never seen any packages labelled as "umbrellas" being sent to Aruba and this is most probably due to the fact that, unlike most of the Caribbean, Aruba has a fairly arid climate as it doesn't lie within the traditional "hurricane belt".
There doesn't seem a great deal of information available regarding the importation of goods into Aruba, other than this. We suggest, therefore, that if you would like to send items to Aruba that you check with the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry before you arrange a parcel collection (we also suggest that you read and understand our own list of prohibited items:
Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry (DEACI)
L.G. Smith Boulevard 160
tel: 297 582 1181
fax: 297 583 4494
E-Mail: [email protected]
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