most up to date information regarding Cuban Visas for people born in
Cuba, please contact the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC at
(202) 797-8522 ,
(202) 797-8518 or
(202) 797-8521 fax
If you book flights with us out of Cancun or
Nassau and you were not born in Cuba, we can provide the tourist
visas for you. We can not provide tourist visas for anyone else.
Passports valid for at least two months beyond the date of entry
required by all nationals without diplomatic representation in Cuba.
VISAS (tourist cards):
Required by all except:
a) those nationals whose countries have signed visa exemption
agreements with Cuba (contact the Consulate for further
b) 1. holders of a Tourist Visa Card. Certain tour
operators, travel agencies and airlines can issue a Tourist Visa
Card valid for one single trip of 30 days, although the stay can be
extended in Cuba. Stipulations are that the traveler pre-books and
pre-pays hotel accommodation in Cuba through an officially
recognized tour operator. The card must be bought in the country
where the trip has been arranged. All passengers must hold tickets
and other documentation required for their onward or return journey
unless holding special annotation issued by a Cuban Consulate.
c) transit passengers continuing their journey to a third country
within 72 hours, provided they hold confirmed onward tickets and
US$50 per day.
Note: (a) All
business travelers (except journalists, those attending a
conference or those wishing to study) do need a visa
regardless of nationality. (b) Neither visa exemptions nor Tourist
Visa Card facilities are applicable to foreign passport holders born
in Cuba, unless holding a document proving withdrawal of Cuban
Required by those whose stay in Cuba exceeds 90 days.
Types of visa and cost:
Tourist Visa Card: $15-$50. Journalist:
$47. Business: $47.
Note: (a) With
the exception of Tourist Visa Cards, all visas have an additional
charge of $15 for expenses in connection with visa authorization.
(b) Journalist visas must be authorized by the Centro de Prensa
Internacional del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba.
Tourist Visa Cards must be used within six months of issue. Tourist
Visa Cards and Tourist and Business visas are valid for 30 days from
date of entry; extensions of a further 30 days are possible.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy);
see Contact Addresses section. Application forms for tourist
visa cards can be obtained from certain tour operators and travel
Tourist Visa Card: (a) One completed
application form. (b) Photocopy of valid passport. (c) Photocopy of
return ticket or travel agent voucher for pre-paid package tour. (d)
Fee (payable in cash, by money order or check). Business visa:
(a) Valid passport. (b) One completed application form. (c) Two
passport-size photos. (d) Details of business contact in Cuba. (e)
Letter of invitation from Cuban company, organization or
institution. (f) Fee (payable in cash, by money order or cashiers check).
Journalist Visa: (a) Valid passport. (b) Two completed
application forms. (c) Two passport-size photos. (d) A sponsor
letter from employer and a written version of your journalistic
project. (e) Fee (payable in cash, by postal order or check).
Note: Once a
Journalist Visa has been issued and the individual must report to
the Centro de Prensa Internacional for accreditation. They
should take two photos and US$60.
Working days required:
Tourist Visa Card: One day (seven days for
postal applications). Tourist visa: seven to ten days. Business
visa: ten days (two weeks for postal applications). Journalist visa:
Up to one month.
Enquire at Cuban Interest Section, 2630 16th
St, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Phone 202-797-8522. FAX
traveling with CUBA TRAVEL USA need to make no special application.
The tourist card (visa) comes automatically with the airline ticket.
(unless you were born in Cuba ) No one is turned down!
All American tourists are welcome with open arms!
See more information on visas for traveling to Cuba