Cuba Entry Requirements

Cuba Entry Requirements

Last updated May 19, 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
Travelers are allowed to enter Cuba.
Last updated May 16, 2022

Quarantine may be required
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Cuba. Travelers who test positive for the test on arrival may be required to quarantine at a designated facility. Students registered with a Cuban international school, who test positive for the test on arrival, are required to quarantine for 8 days at a quarantine center linked to their institutions and are required to take a test on day 7 after arrival.
Last updated May 16, 2022


No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travellers
Fully vaccinated travelers, including Cuban citizens and residents, 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 May 16, 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 January 17, 2021


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are: -AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222); -Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); -Medicago Covifenz; -Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax); -Moderna (mRNA-1273); -Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2); -Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV); -Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc). 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 arrival. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.
Last updated May 10, 2022

No proof of vaccination required
Travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter Cuba.

Last updated May 16, 2022

Mandatory health declaration form

All travelers must complete an online form 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 May 16, 2022


Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks at all points of entry in Cuba.
Last updated May 16, 2022

Health screening on arrival
Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival. Travelers are selected randomly for COVID-19 screening to take a sample for the study of COVID-19.
Last updated  May 16, 2022


For more details visit:
• the Cuban Ministry of Public Health
• the Government of Cuba
• the Cuba Tourist Board


Please see below for returning to Canada from Cuba