Kids in Cuba suffer no crime.
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Your visa to visit and enjoy Cuban life and culture

Learn all about Cuban Tourist Visas

It’s called a Cuban Tourist Visa, even though Americans can’t visit Cuba as tourists! Don’t worry. It’s totally legal, and it’s the visa Americans require for their island adventure. Cuba Explorer guests receive free Cuban visas.

How to fill out your Cuban Tourist Visa

The image below is an example of a Cuban Tourist Visa – sometimes referred to as a Cuban visitors card or Cuban entry card. This example shows how to fill it out. Don’t make errors, or it will have to be replaced. Don’t lose your visa in Cuba, or it will have to be replaced.

Cuban tourist visas for Americans.
Example of a Cuban Tourist Visa for used for flights from the United States to Cuba.

How long is a Cuban Tourist Visa valid?

The Cuban Tourist Visa is valid for 90 days and can be renewed in Cuba for another 90 days for a total stay of 180 days.

Special documents required for Cuban-born persons

Visa requirements are different for Americans born in Cuba. We’ll gladly help Cuba-born visitors with passport renewal, entry documentation, and special visas. Email us.

Cuban visa exceptions for citizens of some nations

A special Cuban A-1 visa is required for visitors to Cuba using passports from these countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Yemen.

How do I obtain a Cuban Tourist Visa?

Cuban visas are not included in the cost of airline tickets. The fastest and most economical way to obtain a Cuban Tourist Visa is to purchase it online and have it delivered to your home. Cuba Explorer travelers receive free Cuban visas.