Buena Vista Cuba
At the present time, nationals of the USA, Canada and countries that are members of the European Union require a Tourist Visa Card to visit Cuba. Nationals of other countries should check the situation with the Cuban Consulate. All nationalities require a passport valid for at least 6 months after the departure date from Cuba. Please note that all visitors to Cuba may be asked for proof of health insurance on arrival. You must carry your travel insurance details with you.
UK Passport Holders
The Tourist Visa Card costs £15.00. Payment can be made by postal order, cash or bank counter cheques. Do not make your application too early. Tourist Visa Cards must be used within 6 months of issue. Please allow 7 working days to process.
To apply for your Tourist Visa Card you must send:
Completed application form
Photocopy of passport
Photocopy of your booking confirmation.
Application forms for the Tourist Visa Card can be obtained from:
The Cuban Consulate
167 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PA
Telephone: 0207 240-2488
Fax: 0207 836-2602
US and Canadian Passport Holders
Currently there is no consulate for Cuba in the United States and it is not possible to fly direct to Cuba from the United States. However, Tourist cards can be obtained from a travel agency when booking a trip or airline tickets to Cuba, or when airline tickets are purchased at the airports of Toronto, Montreal or Cancun before going to Cuba. Some airlines also sell the tourist cards (Cubana Airlines, Lacsa, Copa, etc.). If you book a flight to Cuba with Air Canada, the card is included on the price of the plane ticket and it would be hand it to you once you are on the plane.
Canadians can apply for a tourist card at the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa personally or by mail. Bring your passport, the tourist card form and cash or a money order for $24.00 CAD. It is issued in one day. Canadians can also obtain the card by regular mail. You should send the form, a money order for $56.00 CAD ($24.00 for the tourist card and $32.00 for non-in-person procedure fee), a photocopy of the main page of your passport, and a prepaid envelope to:
Embassy of Cuba
388 Main St., Ottawa, ON, K1S 1E3
Tel. (613) 563-0141 / Fax. (613) 563-0068
We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements are subject to change. It is recommended that you contact the relevant commission in case of recent alterations.Print Page