How to Get a Tourist Card for Cuba

Cuba Tourist Card

Cuba Tourist Card

Interested in going to Cuba on tourism?  Well, lucky you!  Cuba is a fantastic place to go on vacation.  Nestled in the Caribbean, this island has something for everyone, including outstanding diving, great Latin cuisine, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

What is the Tourist Card for Cuba?

The Cuba Tourist Visa or Tourist Card only authorizes you to travel to Cuba.  It is valid for one single entrance into Cuba for a stay of 30 days.  It can be extended for an additional 30 days at the office in the hotel where one has accommodations or with the immigration authority.

Minors must have their own Tourist Card even if they are travelling under their parents’ passport(s).

Who needs the Tourist Card for Cuba and how do you get it?

Citizens of almost all countries can just get a Tourist Card for Cuba at check-in from their airline.  It is really that simple.  There is no need to drive all the way down to your local embassy or consulate, take a number, and waste your whole day waiting.  Just book your tour package or flight, show up, get the tourist card, and you are on your way to Cuba!

Can U.S. citizens get the Tourist Card for Cuba?

The exception to the above rule is U.S. citizens. Officially, U.S. citizens are prohibited from traveling to Cuba to engage in tourism-related transactions. If you are a U.S. citizen, see my page about U.S. citizens going to Cuba.

Go to my Cuba visa page for information on other types of visas for Cuba.

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