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PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION

Visas

You need a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining to enter Cuba. Most countries also require a visa to enter Cuba. Visas for Cuba are required by all nationals referred to in the chart below. 

The required tourist visa, known as a tourist card, allows the holder to stay in the Cuba for 30 days and is valid for a single entry. You must provide proof of confirmed return flight and booked accommodation. This tourist card can be renewed for a further 30 days in Cuba. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the Cuban Embassy to check visa requirements.

Nationality
Australian
British
Canadian
Other EU
USA
Passport
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Return ticket required
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Visa required
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)

Visa note

Nationals of (1) the USA are subject to the Cuban assets control regulations enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  For more information please refer to Travel to Cuba for US citizens

Validity

The tourist card is valid for one entry of 30 days within 180 days of issue and can be extended in Cuba for a further 30 days.

How to Obtain a Visa

CUBAN CONSULATE (OR CONSULAR SECTION AT EMBASSY):

in person or by post. You can obtain application forms for tourist visa cards from the Consulate/ Embassy.  They then need to be submitted by post. Allow up to four weeks for visa processing.

FROM CUBANIA TRAVEL:

So long as you are a UK or European Passport holder resident in the UK, you can buy one from our online SHOP and your tourist card will be sent to an address in the UK. Please allow at least 2 weeks before your departure date. 

The cost of a Tourist Card is £15 + £5 postage

ENTRY DOCUMENTS

All visitors to Cuba are required to prove they have travel insurance covering medical expenses from approved foreign companies during their period of stay, or they will have to buy it from Cuban vendors on arrival in the country. US travel insurance policies are not accepted.

ENTRY WITH CHILDREN

Parents travelling with children may be required to show proof of parental rights or guardianship.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS

Visitors entering Cuba on a tourist visa are prohibited from undertaking business or journalism activities.

EMBASSIES AND TOURIST OFFICES

BRITISH EMBASSY IN CUBA

Telephone: (7) 214 2200.
Website: ukincuba.fco.gov.uk
Opening times: Mon-Fri 08:00-15:30. 

EMBASSY OF CUBA IN THE UK

Telephone: (020) 7240 2488 / (020) 7379 9582.
Website: visaworld.co.uk/zipforms/cuba.pdf
Opening times: Mon-Fri 09:30-12:30.

CUBAN TOURIST BOARD IN THE UK

Telephone: (020) 7240 6655.
Website: travel2cuba.co.uk/explore-cuba/faq/
Opening times: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00.