Travellers to Cuba must now be vaccinated to enter, under new entry requirements now in effect.

In addition, all travellers 13 and older traveling to Cuba by air must present proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Previously, the island did not require tests for vaccinated travellers.


Children 12 and under and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the vaccination and testing rules. Visitors must have travel insurance that covers Covid-19 for the duration of their stay in Cuba. If a traveller arrives without travel insurance, they can buy a policy at a Cuban airport for $30 for 21 days of coverage.

They must complete a travel application called D'Viajeros three days prior to departure that provides advance information to streamline the procedures at the different points of entry, including immigration, customs and the Ministry of Health. Travellers will receive a QR code that must be presented to health and immigration officials upon arrival. Once in Cuba, wearing a mask is required at all times in public.