Who requires a Cuba visa?

Virtually all visitors need a Cuban visa or tourist card, which allows a stay of 30 days. Usually, visas for all nationalities cost around $30 and can be obtained over the counter at the Cuban Embassy, or direct from your travel agent. Postal visa applications take 1-2 weeks to process. Visitors need a return ticket, and proof that they have booked a hotel room for at least three nights. The US prohibits its citizens from travelling to Cuba unless they obtain a licence, usually reserved for journalists or government officials.

Visas are not required for:
a) those nationals whose countries have signed visa exemption agreements with Cuba (contact the Consulate for further information);
b) 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 traveller pre-books and pre-pays hotel accommodation in Cuba through an officially recognised 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 travellers (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 citizenship.

Exit permits: Required by those whose stay in Cuba exceeds 90 days.

Find more information directly at:

Cuba Embassy

Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
– Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Republica de Cuba – URL: www.cubaminrex.cu

Country : Cuba
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