How to obtain a tourist visa for Cuba

The Cuban tourist visa is the same as the so-called "tourist card for Cuba". Learn how to obtain it online

How to obtain a tourist visa for Cuba

Cuba is one of the main tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Before the pandemic, the island received more than four million visitors annually. The country's attractions include spectacular beaches, heritage cities and hospitable people.

Some type of visa is required to travel there. The most commonly used is the tourist visa for Cuba. This document allows any person who is going to engage in tourist activities to stay in the country for 30 days. The permit can be extended for another 30 days for an additional fee.

The tourist visa for Cuba coincides with the so-called "tourist card for Cuba". It is not stamped in the passport, as it usually happens with visas. The visa is an additional green or blue document that accredits the fact of having paid the permit to stay in the country as a tourist.

This visa is only valid for a single entry. Therefore, it is necessary to acquire a new tourist visa for Cuba when making another trip. For travelers coming from the United States, the color of the document is pink. The tourist visa for Cuba is valid for 180 days from the date of issue.

This visa will be checked before boarding the plane or ship. Afterwards, the customs officer will also check the document and stamp it upon arrival. You should not lose your tourist visa for Cuba, as you will have to return the document when you leave through the border. If you lose it, you will have to pay a fine. In addition, you will have to show this tourist card at hotels or private rental houses.

Getting a visa at the last minute can sometimes be difficult

Most of the airlines that fly to the Caribbean country sell the tourist visa for Cuba, although some do so at much higher prices. In many occasions, people who arrive to check-in at the airline counter and request the tourist visa for Cuba are told that "they are sold out".

It is best to buy your tourist visa for Cuba online before your trip. This way you avoid the queues at the airline offices or at the airport itself. You can complete the purchase from the comfort of your home with your cell phone. In addition, you will spend less money, since the price is lower online.

The process is very simple, fast and cheaper than buying the document in a travel agency or airline. We can issue the document in less than 24 hours. Then, we send it by courier, such as DHL, Federal Express or UPS, to the location of your choice.

To complete the online purchase process of the tourist visa for Cuba you only need to enter a few simple details on our website. Among them, your first and last name, passport number, expiration date and your nationality. Remember that the expiration date of your passport must be at least six months after your trip to Cuba. Otherwise, you will have to renew your passport before traveling.

In addition, you must also enter the date of your trip and whether you already have health insurance. Finally, add the postal address where you wish to receive the document. The document will be sent by courier within 24 to 72 hours. After that, all you have to do is complete the payment.

List of countries that do not require a tourist visa to enter Cuba

Citizens of countries that have signed visa waiver agreements with Cuba do not need a tourist visa to enter the Caribbean country.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • China
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Montenegro
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Singapore


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