What documents are required to travel to Cuba?
The information below is intended as a general guidance and should cover the key requirements for most citizens of Europe (EU, EFTA, UK and Turkey), Canada and LatAm. Additional requirements apply for US citizens. Rules can change any time. Please ensure that you always check your country-specific requirements and follow the guidance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Cuban embassy in your country.
What is the Cuban Tourist Card and how can you purchase it?*
Travelers from most countries need to get a Tourist Card (visa) prior to their flight (will be checked at the check-in or boarding of your flights). The card will now be valid for 90 days. Previously it was only valid for 30 days with two possibilities for prolongation.
Cuban Tourist Cards come in two colors: pink and green. If you travel to Cuba directly from the US, you require a pink tourist card. If not, you need a green one (and are lucky, as it is cheaper).
You can purchase the tourist card from your country's Cuban embassy or consulate, through a local travel agent or tour company (usually only if you book a part of your trip to Cuba with them), online and in some cases through your airline (see options and more infos below).
Recommendations for online options to purchase the tourist card and further relevant websites:
Exceptions (different procedures applied by airlines or different rules for some countries):