Checklist for Cuba Travel
Are you ready for your trip to Cuba? The below is a list of the critical items you’ll need to have ready before traveling to Cuba.
Return flights to Cuba
To enter Cuba you need to show an onward ticket. Airlines with flights to Cuba.
Tour package OR accommodation address for first night
Upon arrival in Cuba you are required to provide the address of the first night of your stay. If you are traveling on a Cuban Adventures tour we will send you this address 10 days before your tour start date.
Passport with 3+ months of validity
Cuba Tourist Card (visa)
In some cases you can buy this at the airport before boarding your flight to Cuba. In other cases it will be included in your flight. Otherwise you will need to organize it beforehand. Read more here.
Proof of travel medical insurance
Another requirement to enter Cuba is medical insurance valid for the duration of your stay. You can organize this with a travel insurance company or buy it from us!
QR Code/Entry Forms
48 hours before departing for Cuba, you will need to fill out the customs, immigration, and health declaration form on the D'Viajeros website. This generates a QR code that you will need for the check in process.
Affidavit (for US travellers)
This is a statement you sign that affirms you are traveling to Cuba and will do so in accordance with the U.S. laws.
Enough cash for the duration of trip
EUR amd USD are the most convenient and versatile cash currency to take to Cuba. More details are on our Cuba Money & Currency page.
Credit card for emergencies
More info about accessing your money in Cuba.
All prescription and non-prescription medication
It’s best to come prepared with all your prescribed medication, and also any over the counter medication that you normally take from time to time, as this can be hard to source in Cuba. See also Health Precautions.
Insect repellant & sunblock
Items to Reduce Plastic Waste
We encourage you to bring 3 items to Cuba that will reduce your production of plastic waste during your visit:
- A refillable water bottle
- A reusable drinking straw (if you like to drink with a straw)
- A cloth tote bag to send and receive your clothes to get laundered. More details.