Countries that need visa to travel to Cuba
All travelers must show on arrival a passport valid for at least six months and a tourist or Visa card. We advise that whatever your reason to enter the Island, adjust your trip to a tourism program contracted with international agencies that have an agreement with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).
The Visa is a conditional authorization granted by Cuba (or another country) to a foreign citizen, to enter and remain or to leave it, is a norm of legalization for those who do not have nationality or free transit. Therefore, if you wish to reduce the procedures in this process contact the Cuban consular offices at the embassy of your country of residence, or the representations of Cuba where there is no embassy.
There are visa exemptions: Citizens of Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Republic of Montenegro and Republic of Serbia whose stay does not exceed 90 days, citizens of Grenada who will not stay for more than 60 days, citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia Republic of Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, if they don’t stay for more than 30 days, and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados who will not stay for more than 28 days.
In addition to citizens of Ukraine who hold normal passports, who do not stay for more than 30 days and travel for health reasons; Citizens of the People’s Republic of China who hold a normal passport and who travel on official mission, are in transit, or possess the endorsement “For Public Affairs” in their passports.
Another condition that does not require a visa is to have an official, diplomatic or service passport. This includes the citizens of Angola, Viet Nam, People’s Republic of China, Afghanistan, Albania, Belize, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde Islands, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Ghana, Guatemala , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos, Mali, Nicaragua, Niger, Philippines, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Suriname, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Republic of Yemen and Zambia, Tunisia, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Jordan and Paraguay, among others.
When you buy your ticket automatically the tourist card is issued at any authorized travel agency or Visa at a consular office in Cuba, applying and paying the corresponding fee.
If you are interested in business trips, extended stays or work, you do require a special visa. We suggest you, therefore, to go to the Cuban Consulate or Embassy in your country.