Cuba Visa Requirements

 

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Visa Requirements

All travellers to Cuba are required to possess a current passport with at least 6 months'..

Travel Health

Travel to Cuba does not require any special vaccinations/immunisations, however..

Local Currency

There are two official currencies used in Cuba: Cuban convertible pesos(CUC) and Cuban..

Weather

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Local Customs

The Cuban cultural identity has been shaped not only by it's reputation as a melting pot..

Languages

Most Cubans are of African or Spanish descent, and Spanish is the offical language. Some..

Transport Options

Visitors to Cuba can fly with a large number of international airlines into the Jose..

Local Food

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Local Timezones

Cuba is in the GMT-5 zone. Daylight savings means that in the summer, the time difference..

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Visa Requirements

All travellers to Cuba are required to possess a current passport with at least 6 months' validity, proof of ongoing or return travel, and a visa or "tourist card" which can be obtained through a travel agent or at the airport from which you are travelling to Cuba. This visa allows visitors four weeks in Cuba, and can be quite easily extended for another 4 weeks, at immigration offices in most of the major cities.

Visitors must also demonstrate proof of health insurance before being granted entry into Cuba. It is important to remember that you cannot depart Cuba without showing your tourist card.

You should also expect to pay a departure tax of US$25 at the airport.

US citizens wishing to travel to Cuba are advised to check with the US government as to the current licencing restrictions that are in place. Whilst the current administration has eased some of these restrictions, there is still a lengthy application process involved to secure legal access.

As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements. A link to Cuba's official Department of Foreign Affairs website is below. At the time of writing the English version of the website was incomplete so we recommend you contact the embassy in your local region.

Here is a list of phone numbers for some Cuban embassies:

Australia - Canberra: +61 2 6290 2151

New Zealand - Wellington: +64 4 472 3748

UK - London: +44 20 7240 2488

Ireland - Dublin: +353 1 475 0899

US - Washington: +1 202 797 8518

Canada - Ottawa: +1 613 563 0141

More information can be found by clicking here.

We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.




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