Our Cuba Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Cuba’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Cuba.
Entry into Cuba
Connectivity to Cuba may be limited, especially during COVID-19; travellers should plan their schedule and travel cautiously.
Currently, Cuba does not need confirmation of vaccination or a negative PCR test for tourists to enter the country. Visitors are asked to complete a declaration form online. Public health measures, including as random PCR testing at airports and mask use, continue in effect.
Please be aware that these standards are subject to modification, and you are encouraged to consult official government sources for updates. Cuba continues to implement a number of COVID-19 measures, including social isolation, the wearing of face masks in public, and the restriction of business and public space operations. You must always adhere to regulations and follow the advise of local authorities. Depending on the progression of the pandemic, there may be disruptions to local and inter-provincial transportation choices, as well as curfews, which will affect mobility within and between provinces. If you exhibit signs of COVID-19, you should immediately contact a local clinic.
You will need the following:
You must submit your passport.
Proof of health insurance.
A valid travel ticket.
A Cuba visa is processed in around 30 days. As a result, it is recommended that you apply for a visa 1-2 months before to your intended travel date to Cuba. If you submit your application through an agency, you may be able to reduce this time, but it will cost you extra.
Appointment times can vary, depending on where you reside.
Who can enter Cuba without a visa?
The following nations may remain in Cuba for up to 30 days without a tourist visa (tourist card):
- Antigua and Barbuda.
- Saint Kitts and Nevis.
- Saint Lucia.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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The types of visas available in Cuba are as follows:
Cuba visas are divided based on the purpose of your travel. As such, the most common types of visas for Cuba are:
- Cuba Tourist Visa (Tourist Card)which is issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter the country for tourism purposes.
- Cuba Family Visa (A-2), which is issued to foreign nationals who wish to enter Cuba in order to join a family member living there. This type of visa is only available for immediate family members (spouses or minor children) of Cubans.
- Cuba Journalist Visa (D-6), which, as the name suggests, is issued to foreign journalists travelling to Cuba for work-purposes. The journalist has to request authorization for this type of visa the press office at the Cuban Embassy. Once authorized, they may apply for the visa at the Cuban consulate.
- Cuba Business Visa, which is issued to foreign nationals who want to travel to Cuba to conduct business. As with the Journalist Visa, the applicants have to get authorization for a Business Visa from the commercial office at the Embassy of Cuba before applying for the visa itself at the consulate.
- Cuba Work Visa (D-1), which is issued to foreign nationals who have a work contact with a Cuban company or organization, such as technicians and scientists.
- Cuba Student Visa (D-2), which is issued to foreign nationals who have been accepted into a Cuban educational institution. To apply for this type of Cuban visa, you need the help of your Cuban educational institution as well.
- Cuba Medical Treatment Visa (D-10), which is issued to foreigners who need to receive treatment in a Cuban medical institution.
What to do if your visa to Cuba is refused?
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Cuba visa and the reasons for the cancellation.
To move to Cuba permanently, you must be a citizen or have a visa that allows for a longer stay. You must marry a Cuban to become a citizen, or you can petition for citizenship on your own.
Every American traveller to Cuba must possess a Tourist Card (sometimes called a Cuba visa). This is a requirement of the Cuban government and has nothing to do with the 11 Legal Travel Categories required by the US government. Fortunately, they are quite easy to obtain. Simply a card that you purchase and complete.
To request a Cuba Visa:
You may complete an online application form. You will require your passport details. Your passport is valid for two months after your return date; however, we recommend having it for a longer period of time in case you need to change your travel dates.
Complete online payment.
Travel to Cuba after receiving your tourist cards at your home address.