Covid-19 Protocols for Cuba Travel

Last Update: May 31, 2022

Entry Requirements

As of April 4, 2022 the requirement for a negative PCR COVID test result has been eliminated as has the requirement to provide proof of full vaccination. As of May 31st, mask wearing is no longer obligatory, except in health facilities. 

The current arrival procedure requires visitors to:

  • Have a valid passport and tourist card
  • Complete the electronic MINSAP health check and completion of the Health Declaration form on this website DViajeros
  • Demonstrate a high level of hygiene and safety and understanding of prevention and protection against COVID-19 and follow National Health guidelines which includes wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer & maintaining social/physical distancing as required by local law or rules set by a private establishment.

Disclaimer
These entry requirements can change with little or no prior warning from the Cuban authorities. We are not responsible for advising of such changes before they happen, nor of updating this information on time.

Requirements to Join our Group Tours

If you are joining a Cuban Adventures Tour you will be required to show proof of vaccination or a certified health report from your doctor exempting you from the vaccine.You must also show a negative rapid test (please bring one from home) and complete an additional Health Questionnaire. Depending on the in country protocols at the time, you may be required to wear a mask when in a shared space.

Cuba COVID FAQ's

At the moment, yes. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of arrival to the country.

On Day 1 of your trip at the Welcome Meeting, all travellers will be required to fill out a health questionnaire asking you to disclose whether you’ve been diagnosed with, had symptoms of, or knowingly been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Your vaccine certificate information will be recorded; full vaccination is mandatory for participation in our tours. We also recommend all travellers check the government foreign travel advice of both your home country and the destinations you are travelling to, to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about entry requirements and any potential quarantine periods.

The World Health Organization recommends wearing masks in destinations with widespread community transmission when physical distancing is difficult, we will adhere to this protocol. You will need to wear a mask prior to the health screening at the group meeting. After that, when and where a mask is required will depend on the government advice in the destination. You leader will brief you on mask wearing throughout the trip.

Hand sanitizer is extremely difficult to obtain in Cuba so it is strongly recommended you bring enough sanitizer for yourself for the duration of the trip and extra if you would like to leave some with local hosts, local suppliers or your tour leader.

All our trips are twin share, however you have the option to choose a single supplement.

After the initial health screening at the airport and then on Day 1, and other additional safety protocols in place, you and your group members will form your own circle of close contacts for the duration of the trip. We will observe physical distancing when required or as recommended by MINSAP.

If you or someone on your trip has symptoms of COVID-19 while travelling with us, The Cuban Government obliges that person to have a COVID-19 test immediately and will then require travellers to isolate until the test results are confirmed. We will help contact family and friends if needed as well as support with translation services at hospitals or medical centres and in contacting insurance companies, travel agents and airlines to make arrangements to return home if required.

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