Cuba Entry Requirements

Cuba Entry Requirements

Last updated December 3, 2021
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
Travelers are allowed to enter Cuba by air. Please check quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.
Last updated December 02, 2021

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results required for vaccinated travelers

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Cuba.
Last updated November 30, 2021

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival
Travelers will be randomly selected to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Cuba.
Last updated November 30, 2021

No quarantine required
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Cuba.
Last updated November 30, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
Travelers arriving from Canada will be required to take a SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR on arrival at the point of entry.
Last updated November 30, 2021


Visitor visa required
To visit Cuba for Tourism, you require a tourist card or a visa. Check with your tour operators or airline if they provide a tourist card prior to travel.
Last updated Oct 13th, 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. 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 must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them.
Complete Federal Attestation

This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.
Last updated December 01, 2021

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. This may be included with some airline tickets, so travelers should check with their airlines.
Last updated November 30, 2021

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada are required to have proof of vaccination, either printed or as a digital copy from the Canadian government. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.See a list of approved vaccinations here.

Last updated November 30, 2021

Mandatory health declaration form

All travelers must present a completed health declaration form to immigration on arrival in Cuba. From January 1st paper forms will no longer be available or accepted and the form must be completed online.
Last updated November 30, 2021

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 November 30, 2021


Health screening on arrival

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cuba.
Last updated November 30, 2021

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 November 30, 2021

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