Cuba Visa Requirement, How To and Cost

All of our recommended airline providers have taken steps to facilitate the Cuba visa requirement and application process. You’ll receive an email after purchasing your flight that explains each provider’s particular partnership but they are all similar.

After purchasing your flight ticket, the option of fulfilling your Cuba visa requirement in advance will be offered.  The cost is $50 plus a service fee.  Alternatively, you may purchase it at some airports without paying additional fees. Contact your airline about details for specific airports and look for a kiosk next to the gate agent booth. If you choose the latter option you are advised to check-in for your flight a full two hours before departure to leave time to purchase your Cuba visa.

With either option, you’ll sign an affidavit declaring which of the 12 general licenses you’re traveling under. If you are traveling with an agency then you are likely traveling under the ‘Educational: People to People Cultural Exchange’ license. If you are on your own then the ‘Support for the Cuban People’ may be the category that fits best. Cuba visa’s are good for 30 days with the option to extend them once for an additional 30 days in country.

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To enter Cuba, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.

The US State Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control requires that you keep a copy of your Cuban travel itinerary and airfare receipt on file for five years in case of audit.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must contact your country’s consulate for specific entry requirements.


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