International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Cuba From United States is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Cuba by air. Please check quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Government of Cuba
Start Date
11/15/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Description

All travelers must present a completed health declaration form to immigration on arrival in Cuba.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers are required to have valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. If this is not possible, then they have to buy Cuban medical insurance coverage at the airport upon arrival.

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This may be included with some airline tickets, so travelers should check with their airlines.

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Go Cuba
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at an accredited testing center a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Cuba.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Government of Cuba
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival in Cuba.

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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine

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Description

Travelers must quarantine for 5 days on arrival at designated government-approved hotels at their own cost. Travelers must take a test on day 5 and if the test is negative, may end their quarantine.

Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 will be taken to a government-run facility for further testing and treatment.

This requirement may change on November 15th, 2021. Please check again closer to this date for further information.

Minimum Number of Days
5 days
Start Date
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Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Description

Travelers will be randomly selected to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Cuba.

This requirement may change on November 15th, 2021. Please check again closer to this date for further information.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks at the airport and on the bus during the transfer to the hotel.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Cuba.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
227.07
Increased by-119.16
at 10/16/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
8.80%
Decreased by2.30%
at 7/4/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
85.61%
Increased by0.84%
at 10/14/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9,688,764
Increased by95,069
at 10/14/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.68
Increased by-0.05
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. A curfew is in effect in Havana between the hours of 10:30 pm and 5 am, limiting movement for essential reasons only. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
10/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transport is operating but there may be reduced services in certain regions. Inter-provincial transport restrictions are decided on a provincial basis by local authorities.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. In Havana, restaurants are open until 9:30 pm.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars serving food are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. In Havana, bars are open until 9:30 pm.

Nightclubs

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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. In Havana, essential shops are open between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Saturday and between 9 am and 1 pm on Sunday. Non-essential businesses are closed in Havana.

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