Aruba: Travel Regulations for Methadone Patients


Continued dosing of methadone:  possible

Continued dosing of methadone can be arranged at the
Psychology Department of

Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital
Phone: ++297 5874300
Fax: ++297 5873348

 Importation of methadone and other opioids: possible


Bringing methadone or other opioids into Aruba for personal use as medication is possible. However, we are currently checking whether carrying a letter from the prescribing clinic/doctor will do or if a written import approval from the Department of Medications and Drugs of Aruba will be required. As long as we have no reliable information available travellers are advised to ask their travel agencies for clarifying customs regulations well in advance of intended travels to Aruba..

 Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-234577 or -60123
Fax: +49 251-2807687 or -666580

(This page last updated June 24, 2004)