Tourist visa or VISA for Cuba?

Here is all the information you need

Has the lure of Cuba struck you?

It's easy to see: beautiful beaches, lush nature, Caribbean rhythms in the air and open, smiling people make this island a popular destination for travellers from all over the world. So you're already imagining yourself relaxing in the sun and diving into the ocean, exploring the streets of Havana Vieja in the footsteps of Hemingway and enjoying a good cigar. You've bought your flights and booked your accommodation - you're just a few steps away from your dream holiday! Now remember that Cuba requires a visa, and luckily you can easily obtain your Cuba visa online.

Che cos'è esattamente il visto per Cuba?

Commonly referred to as a "tarjeta de turista", a visa is required to enter the country, so you should get one as soon as possible. The "tarjeta de turista" for Cuba must be applied for before you leave and allows you to stay on the island for 30 days, with the possibility of extending this up to 60 days by paying a supplement at any immigration office, shortly before the document expires. It is not possible to extend the duration in advance, nor is it possible to purchase a visa valid for more than 30 days.

However, it is important to make one thing clear: what is called a tourist visa for Cuba corresponds to the VISA, or tarjeta turistico per Cuba. The actual "visa for Cuba" is the document required ONLY for citizens of certain countries with special regimes, who must go to the Cuban embassy or consulate in their own country to apply for and obtain it.

How to fill in

The visa for cuba

Filling out a visa for Cuba is simple: you must enter your name, surname, passport number, date of birth and nationality. The tarjeta is green for all tourists, including Italian and EU citizens. Exceptions are countries with special regimes that require a tourist visa and some countries whose residents can enter Cuba without a VISA.

It is important to note that if you are travelling from the United States, you will need to use a pink visa (mandatory as of 12 January 2017 for tourists of all nationalities arriving in Cuba directly from the United States).

The tarjeta del turista for Cuba is a sheet of paper similar to a large stamp, which will be checked and stamped by the Cuban customs officer upon arrival in Cuba. It is very important to keep this document throughout your stay in Cuba, as you will have to return it to the airport when you leave. There is a fine if it is lost. In addition, you will need to present your tarjeta del turista in the hotels and particular houses where you are staying.

How to obtain a visa for Cuba online


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Visa + insurance for Cuba

Another added value of our service is the possibility of purchasing a visa and insurance for Cuba together. Medical insurance for Cuba has been compulsory since 2010 and allows you to enjoy your holiday with peace of mind: without medical coverage, in fact, you would risk spending a lot of money even in case of minor medical problems, since Cuban hospitals are quite expensive and pharmacies are not always well supplied due to the embargo. Purchasing your health insurance policy online in conjunction with your VISA will save you time and money, with the option of choosing between a cheaper policy that only covers medical expenses or a comprehensive travel insurance policy.

Visa data collection

Obtaining a visa for Cuba is simple. First of all, you will need to provide the details of your passport (number and expiry date): in this regard, it is essential to bear in mind that the validity of your passport for Cuba requires that the document be at least six months old before it expires. So be careful if you need to renew it before you leave! You will then be asked for your medical insurance details, if you have already taken out such insurance, and the date on which you intend to start your trip. Finally, you will need to specify the address to which you would like your visa sent by courier. Once you have completed the procedure with all the required data, your application is complete and you can pay directly online in complete security with most international credit cards.

Visa to Cuba sent by courier

Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive your visa for Cuba by courier within 48 hours to the address you have indicated, so it is essential that you provide the exact address where you can receive your visa. YOURCUBAVISA ships daily worldwide by DHL courier and we sell visas to both individuals and agencies. For our deliveries we use secure shipping with delivery in 1-3 working days worldwide. Generally delivery takes 48 hours, but in some cases (e.g. on islands) delivery can take longer than 72 hours. In the rare case that you do not receive your visa within 72 hours, there is no problem: you will be entitled to a refund of the amount paid and you will still get your visa.

F.A.Q. VISA for Cuba

Information you need to know about the tourist visa for Cuba

A visa for Cuba allows you to enter and stay in Cuban territory for a period of 30 days. The visa can be extended up to 60 days by applying to an immigration office and paying a supplement.


To obtain the document with YOURCUBAVISA you only have to fill in an online form with the required data, pay the 35 euro fee and wait for the visa to be delivered by courier to the address you have indicated on the form.

You will need a passport with a residual validity of at least 6 months and health insurance.

In the past, it was compulsory to specify accommodation in the visa application, but this is no longer required.