Luggage Shipping to Aruba
Moving to the island of Aruba? Taking an extra-long trip to Aruba? Then send your luggage with Send My Bag and avoid your airline's baggage restrictions.
Important Aruba Customs Information
General Customs Information
Personal effects are considered to be items that have been in the sender’s possession for at least six months. Most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects, which means that most Send My Bag shipments will not be stopped by customs.
However, if your shipment is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you may have to pay taxes and duties.
This is something to keep in mind if sending Christmas or birthday presents to Aruba. Before you send your items, you should look into any customs duties you might have to pay, take any advice given by Aruban customs, and attach any documentation required of you.
To show that you are only sending personal effects, you must complete a packing list online, to be completed as follows: "2 x Linen Shorts, 5 x Cotton Shirt, 2 x Pairs Leather Shoes", and so on, rather than "10 x Used Clothing", etc.
Customs processes and allowances differ according to country, so we suggest all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed according to Aruban customs regulations.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Aruba? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Aruba we prohibit the sending of:
- Non-presciption drugs and pharmaceutical products.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.