IMPORTANT NOTICE

Updated: December 30, 2021

As of January 5, new controls will be implemented for international travelers.

Given the appearance in other countries of a new variant of the coronavirus, Cuba has decided to implement new controls for international travelers.

All travelers must meet the following requirements upon entering the country:

  • Present a complete vaccination certificate. The only exception to this measure are children 12 years of age or younger, or a person who has a certified medical condition that prevents the vaccination.
  • The negative result of a PCR carried out a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel.

Travelers from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), in addition to the above requirements, must meet the following requirements:

  • A PCR test will be taken upon arrival at the airport
  • Mandatory quarantine will be required for eight days in a designated quarantine hotel designed for this purpose. The traveler will pay both accommodation and travel costs.
  • An additional PCR test will be taken on the seventh day, and if negative they will be discharged from quarantine on the eighth day.


Cubans residing in the country who do not have a vaccination scheme, must meet the following requirements upon entering the country:

  • A PCR test will be taken upon arrival at the airport.
  • Mandatory quarantine will be required for eight days in a designated quarantine hotel designed for this purpose. The traveler will pay both accommodation and travel costs.
  • An additional PCR test will be taken on the seventh day, and if negative they will be discharged from quarantine on the eighth day.


Additional information:

  • The Digital or Printed QR code will be recognized.
  • All international vaccinations will be recognized by the health authorities.
  • Temperature control will be carried out to rule out that there are possible infected.
  • If, when performing an aleatory test or PCR at the airport, they detect a positive infection: if you are a tourist, go to the hospital hotel, if you are a national traveler, go to the national hospital network.
  • The luggage allowed per passenger will be subject to the conditions of the airline.




ABOUT THE MASK

It is mandatory throughout the country.
In hotel facilities, the obligation of the mask is maintained in closed common areas: restaurants, theaters, etc.



As of June 21, 2021

Cuban banking and financial institutions will temporarily stop accepting deposits in US currency in cash (USD).

The measure implies that from that date natural and legal persons, both Cuban and foreign, will not be able to make deposits or any other cash transaction in US dollars at those institutions.

The measure does NOT concern operations carried out by transfers or cash deposits of other freely convertible currencies accepted in Cuba, which may continue to be carried out without any limitation.

Information on the payment of duties and customs services



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Prepaid cards in Cuba

Prepaid magnetic cards for international travelers not residing in Cuba are already being marketed at CADECA offices in Cuba airports.

The purchase of the card is in any of the accepted currencies except the USD cash.

These cards, with a value of 20, 200, 500 and 1000 USD, will be only used in Cuba for electronic purchases and will be valid for two years.

They can be used at ATMs to extract Cuban Pesos at the official exchange rate.

Travelers, before leaving the country, can request at the airport that the balance left on the card be reimbursed. If the balance is 5 or less, it will be reimbursed in Cuban Pesos. If the balance is higher, it will be reimbursed in one of the currencies available at that time in CADECA.



Importation via passenger with accompanying luggage of unlimited food, hygiene products and medicines will be exceptionally and temporarily authorized without import value limit and duty free until June 30, 2022. The limits to be set by the airline.

These products must be differentiated from the rest of the personal luggage; and in the case of food products, should comply with phytosanitary measures.