The Cuban Tourist Card grants a maximum stay of 30 days (90 days for Canadian citizens), but can be extended once for the same period.
How do I get a Cuban Tourist Card?
The tourist card can be purchased online ahead of time, or at the airport. It is recommended to purchase ahead of time for peace-of-mind, plus you can Tourist Card line at the airport. A Cuban Tourist Card can also be obtained from your country’s Cuban Embassy - costs will range from $20 to $75.
Do I need a Tourist Card to travel to Cuba?
Most visitors to Cuba need to complete a Cuban Tourist Card. Here is a breakdown:
1. Travellers from the following countries do not require a Tourist Card or Visa:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia, China, Dominica, Grenada, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Mongolia, Namibia, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Serbia, Singapore, and Vietnam.
2. Travellers from the following countries require a Visa:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka.
3. Travellers from the following countries require a Tourist Card:
Everyone not on the above two lists, including all travellers from the US and Canada.
Flying from the USA to Cuba
Those travelling from the US to Cuba will require a different Tourist Card (it is pink, rather than green). The airline you are travelling with will help arrange your Cuban Tourist Card (cost varies from airline to airline):
Southwest: $50, to be pre-purchased online and delivered at the gate.
JetBlue: $50, to be purchased at gate.
Delta: $50, to be purchased at gate. United: $75 ($50 visa + $25 processing fee), to be purchased at gate. American: $85 ($50 visa + $35 processing fee), to be purchased online and sent via mail.
Frontier: $110 ($50 visa + $35 processing fee + $25 mailing fee), to be purchased online and sent via mail.
Flying from Canada to Cuba
If flying from Canada direct to Cuba your airline will provide the Tourist Card in-flight. The price is included in your flight.