A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals intending to visit Cuba. The passport must be valid for at least one month beyond the date of your expected departure from Cuba.
Foreign nationals must also carry a tourist card (or visa), or a business or student visa. The tourist card is generally provided by airlines, or can be obtained from a Cuban government office abroad in the case of privately organized flights. It can also be purchased at certain airports in Canada, and abroad.
Visitors are prohibited from undertaking business activities when travelling on a tourist visa.
Travellers intending to stay at a private residence or do business while in Cuba should check with the Cuban government office in Canada and abroad prior to their departure.
Visitors from Canada, US and other countries may stay in Cuba for up to six months, but must check in with immigration authorities or with a tourism office in Cuba prior to the 90th day of their stay to apply for an extension.
Cuba does not recognize dual citizenship. This is, Cuban-Canadians, Cuban-Americans and others must enter Cuba on their Cuban passport.
They must also show a valid Canadian passport or US passport in order to return to Canada and US respectively.
Under Cuban law, the Government of Canada, and other countries cannot provide consular services to their nationals or to permanent residents with Cuban citizenship.
Travellers’ born in Cuba (regardless of current citizenship) should contact a Cuban government office in their countries of residence to ensure compliance with Cuban regulations before going to Cuba.
Failure to do so may result in being refused entry into Cuba, being detained upon entry, or being refused departure by Cuban immigration authorities.
The above information on entry and exit requirements has been obtained from the Cuban authorities. However, these requirements are subject to change at any time.
It is the traveller's responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
in Canada and respective countries for up-to-date information.