When travelling to Cuba, all British and non-Cuban citizens must have a passport which should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry and a Cuba Tourist Card, which all adults, children and toddlers must present upon entering Cuba. Since 26 June 2012, children must travel on their own photograph passport and can no longer be registered on their parents’.
The Cuba Tourist Card is valid for 30 days, but can be extended once in Cuba for a further 30 days at a fee, usually on presentation of a hotel booking. Upon entry, you will need to present your Cuba Tourist Card to the authorities and get it both stamped and dated. (If you do not want your passport to be stamped, you must declare this to Cuban passport control!) We suggest you write in block capitals and please avoid crossing anything out, because your Tourist Card will no longer be valid and accepted.
Please read the following advice:
- Fill out the Cuba Tourist Card in block capitals. Do not cross anything out or the Tourist Card will no longer be valid.
- Please abide by the below guidelines when filling out the Cuba Tourist Card
- Do NOT complete the ENTRADA or SALIDA fields. They will be stamped by passport control at the airport.
- If you do not want your passport to be stamped, please declare it at Customs.
How to get your Cuba Tourist card:
- You can either order your Tourist Card when making your booking with us for the price of 29 GBP per card or you can get it directly from the Cuban Embassy.
- You only need to apply for a visa at the Cuban Embassy if you intend to stay in Cuba for longer than 30 days or if you are not travelling as a tourist.
- When applying for Tourist Cards or visas through the Cuban Embassy, expect a processing time of several weeks.
Below is the front and back of a Tourist Card/Visa:
Please check whether the back of your card has been stamped, if it has not, it is invalid.