Travel Visas for Cuba

Tourist Card

Almost all tourists visiting Cuba, need to obtain a tourist 'visa' which is called the Cuban Tourist Card.

The tourist card is valid for 30 days (90 days for Canadians). Make sure you do not misplace this while in Cuba - you cannot leave the country without it.

Information and suggestions on how to obtain your Cuban Tourist Card

  • Apply for Cuban Tourist Card through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate closest to you. See below for more information.
  • We recommend that you enquire when you purchase your air-tickets or check directly with the airline to see if they provide the service of arranging visas for you. NOTE: For example - most airlines flying direct from Canada include the tourist card in the ticket.
  • Tourist cards for Cuba have been available for purchase for many years at airports throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and can be purchased in a matter of minutes at the time of check-in. NOTE: Please ensure you check the status of this service before heading off to Cuba, these regulations are subject to change - we cannot guarantee this service!
  • For direct flights from the U.S. The airlines will sell the visa at check in, and some have the option to purchase in advance. Check your airline’s website. Visit our US page for more information
  • Some airlines (Virgin Atlantic, Air France) will not permit you to board the flight without a Cuban tourist card. NOTE: check the regulations with the airline in advance.

Visa requirements for foreigners traveling to Cuba, are liable to change and can be dependent upon your nationality.

The following are official government websites with information specific to the visitor's nationality







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