Almost all tourists visiting Cuba, need to obtain a Cuba visa, named Cuban Tourist Card. The tourist card is valid for 30 days.
Cuban Immigration will retain one half on entry and the second half on your departure. Make sure you do not misplace this while in Cuba – you cannot leave the country without it.
How to obtain your Cuban Visa/Tourist Cards?
1. We (Experience Cuba Tours) are authorised by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Australia, to sell Tourist Cards directly to passport holders of various nationalities. This is subject to our Terms and Conditions.
2. You can apply for Cuban Tourist Card through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate closest to you. http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en
3. Another way to obtain your required Cuba visa is inquiring with the airlines. Check when you purchase your air-tickets or directly with the airline to see if they provide the service of arranging visas for you. For example – airlines flying direct from Canada include the tourist card in the ticket.
4. Also, tourist cards for Cuba have been available for purchase at airports throughout Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. They can be purchased at the time of check-in. Please ensure you check the status of this service before heading off to Cuba, these regulations are subject to change.
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Some airlines (Virgin Atlantic, Air France) will not permit you to board the flight without a Cuban tourist card. Check the regulations with the airline in advance.
The Cuba visa requirements for foreigners traveling to Cuba, are liable to change and can be dependent upon your nationality.
If you intend to travel from or to the US directly please contact us for more information.