Cuba

Entry regulations

Cuba

Find all entry regulations for flights to Cuba in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

For tourist purposes (maximum stay of 90 days) you need a so-called tourist card, which can be extended once for another 90 days. Tourist cards must be purchased before entering the country. Few airlines and tour operators sell them at the airport in Germany, otherwise only the embassy remains.

There are no known restrictions

A visa or a tourist card can be applied for at the Cuban Embassy in Berlin.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

The stay can be extended for a maximum of another 90 days (max. length of stay 180 days).

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

Entry is permitted.

When entering Cuba, an online declaration of health status must be filled out in advance; however, submitting the form is only possible 48 hours before travel at the earliest. Proof of health insurance covering the cost of COVID-19 treatment must be presented.

The Cuban authorities continuously adjust the entry regulations, which may change at short notice.

There are no known restrictions

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

Random tests can be carried out at the airport.

Should travellers show signs of symptoms upon arrival, they may be transferred to a health facility where they undergo a PCR-test.

Quarantine is not currently required.

There are no known restrictions

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 1. Previous week: 1

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

Travel within and between provinces and cities (including Havana) is permitted.

There are no known restrictions

Masks are mandatory in public transport and in medical facilities. A minimum distance of 1 m from other persons must be maintained. Violations of the Corona rules may result in fines or criminal prosecution.

Shops and businesses are open.

Restaurants and bars are open.

Hotels may open for all persons under hygiene and distance regulations and have a capacity limit. There may be temperature controls by medical teams, and in some hotel areas masks are compulsory. The ministry of tourism certifies certain hotels with "T+HS" when they comply with all sanitary and safety protocols, as mandated by the ministry of health.

Camping sites are also open with limited capacity. 

Events may resume.

Fitness centres, swimming pools and beaches are open with reduced capacities. Cinemas and theatres in Havana (including the Tropicana Revue Theater) are open.

Public transport between provinces may still be restricted. Face masks are mandatory in public transport.

Scheduled and charter flights are permitted to all international airports in Cuba, except for Cayo Coco.

If travellers test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they may be required to go into a quarantine hotel. Internet access is not guaranteed in these facilities. If travellers stay in private accommodation, they may get regular visits by medical representatives.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

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There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.