Cuba Entry Requirements

Cuba Entry Requirements

Last updated January 17, 2022
Below are the entry requirements for Cuba. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) at the bottom of the page with the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travelers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Cuba, but there are restrictions. 


Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Cuba. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travellers
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Cuba. Travelers under 12 years of age are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

No quarantine required
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Cuba. Unvaccinated Cuban residents must take a test on arrival and quarantine for 8 days on arrival.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022


Visitor visa
To visit Cuba for Tourism, you require a tourist card, sometimes called a tourist visa. Check if your tour operators or airline provide a tourist card prior to arriving in Cuba. If no tourist card is provided, you can apply at the nearest Cuban consulate or embassy.
Last updated December 09, 2021


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

Travelers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case, it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. If not completed electronically, travelers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.
Complete Federal Attestation

This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months; -Travelers crossing the Canada-US land border.  For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.
Last updated January 12, 2022

Mandatory health insurance 
Travelers are required to have valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. If this is not possible, then they have to buy Cuban medical insurance coverage at the airport upon arrival or online before travel. This may be included with some airline tickets, so travelers should check with their airlines.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada must have digital or printed proof of full vaccination. All Health Canada approved vaccines and mixed vaccines are accepted. See a list of approved vaccinations here. This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12 years; -Adults who for medical reasons, and duly certified, cannot be vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved until today by the corresponding regulatory agencies.

Last updated Jan 12, 2022

Mandatory health declaration form

All travelers must complete an online form a maximum of 72 hours before their arrival. Paper forms are no longer available. After travelers complete the form, they will be given a QR code that can be scanned on arrival. Compete online.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

Health pass may be required for tourist activities
Travelers are required to present proof of complete vaccination to make reservations for tourist services. Please check the source for more details.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022


Health screening on arrival

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cuba.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks at the airport and on the bus during the transfer to the hotel. Masks are mandatory in all closed spaces.
Last updated Jan 12, 2022

For more details visit:
• the Cuban Ministry of Public Health
• the Government of Cuba
• the Cuba Tourist Board
New Cuba updates entry requirements as of Jan. 1, 2022


Please see below for returning to Canada from Cuba