When organizing a trip to Cuba the first thing you have to think about is the Tourist Visa. This visa, unlike that of other countries, is not applied on the passport, but is issued by the Cuban Consulate, it is called "tarjeta del turista".
You can obtain a tourist visa for Cuba directly on our website.
On the visa you have to write your name and surname, passport number, date of birth and nationality and the the visa will be divided into two equal parts.
Once completed in both parts you will have to keep it until the day of departure. The airlines are obliged to check that every traveller has it before embarking.
When you arrive in Cuba, you will pass through the Cuban Immigration passport control through a small room where a Cuban officer will check your passport, will take a picture of you and check your tourist visa and health insurance.
The visa will be divided into two parts, one of which will be returned to you and you will have to keep it for the duration of your stay in Cuba.
If you ever loose your visa in Cuba you will be allowed to return to Italy but you will be subject to a long waste of time at the airport and rarely it could compromise your future trips to Cuba.
The entry visa to Cuba lasts 30 days and you can extend your stay for another 30. All you have to do is go to the immigration office of the province where you are with a 25 cuc stamp that can be purchased at the bank before the 30-day deadline.
The tourist visa for Cuba is valid for one entry. Your visa will be cancelled when you leave the country, even if you have stayed for less than 30 days, and in order to return to Cuba you will need a new visa.
So, if you are going to go to Cuba and visit a nearby country and then return to the island again, you will need two visas.
If you are travelling to Cuba from the United States because, for example, you have decided to make a stop in Miami or because your flight stops in the USA for a few hours, you will need a special pink visa (the classic tourist visa is green).
If you are thinking of a flight between the US and Cuba do not hesitate to contact us to book a pink visa or click here to buy it directly with Cubacenter!
Any nationality is well accepted in Cuba, the visa is the same for everyone except for Cuban citizens who, having the Cuba’s passport, do not need it in order to enter their country. In the case of two nationalities, they must also carry the passport or residence permit of the host country. Otherwise, the Cuban authorities will not allow you to leave the country.
If you are planning a trip to Cuba you should not forget the following documents:
Now that you have all the information about the types of visas to Cuba and all the useful documents to enter Cuba, you are ready to live an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful islands of the world! If you need more practical information about Cuba read all our travel tips!