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Cuba Travel Restrictions

71.4 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
18.49% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 16.64% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cuba.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Cuba for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Cuba entry details and exceptions

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.


Outgoing travel to CubaTraveling from Canada to Cuba

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cuba.

Exceptions

Travelers must have a certified proof of a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel at an accredited testing center in the country they are traveling from. Children are not exempt. They will still be given a PCR test on arrival in Cuba.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Cuba.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must quarantine on arrival. Non-residents are required to quarantine at their own expense in Cuban government-approved hotels until day 5 of quarantine where they will be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test. Those testing positive for COVID-19 will be taken to a government-run facility for further testing and treatment. Resident Cuban citizens will be isolated at no cost at government centers.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be presented upon arrival


Return travelReturning to Canada from Cuba

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Cuba must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Cuba will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Cuba but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 5 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required on public transportation.

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