Last updated: 06/10/2022
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- Shortages of basic medical supplies exist throughout Cuba, including most over-the-counter medications such as antifever or oral rehydration medications, thermometers, respiratory face masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment.
- Cuba requires visitors to have non-U.S. medical insurance, which is usually included in airline ticket prices on flights originating in the United States.
- Cost of medical service is usually covered by the Cuban government if required by local authorities. Otherwise, travelers needing medical care generally must pay in cash.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Cuba approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Cuba for U.S. citizens to receive? No.
- Vaccines in Cuba are only available to U.S. citizens who have Cuban resident status.
- Which vaccines are available in Cuba? Abdala, Soberana 1, Soberana 2, Soberana Plus, and Sinopharm. Neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration nor the World Health Organization has approved the Cuban-manufactured Abdala, Soberana 1, Soberana 2, or Soberana Plus vaccines.
- Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
- All passengers arriving in Cuba must confirm they have submitted a sworn declaration about their biographic data. Passengers may complete the confirmation form online before they travel at: https://www.dviajeros.mitrans.gob.cu/inicio. Upon submission of the electronic form, passengers will receive a QR code to present to Cuban health and immigration authorities when they arrive in Cuba.
- Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of Cuban-born U.S. citizens. The Cuban government requires Cuban dual nationals to enter and depart Cuba using Cuban passports. Cuban-born U.S. citizens will be treated as Cuban citizens and may be subject to restrictions and obligations. Contact information for local immigration offices can be found here: https://www.cubatramite.com/oficinas-de-la-direccion-de-identificacion-inmigracion-y-extranjeria-de-cuba-diie/.
- Cuban nationals should appear before a family health practitioner or at a community health office within 48 hours of arrival in Cuba for additional screening measures.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Cuban health authorities will randomly select arriving passengers for COVID-19 screening, to include the collection of a sample for a PCR test.
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Non-compliance with Cuban government measures and hygiene protocols may result in fines and/or criminal penalties.
- In the event of an emergency, U.S. citizens can contact the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section by phone at +53-7-839-4100 or email at ACSHavana@state.gov.
- U.S. Embassy Havana offers U.S. citizen services, emergency nonimmigrant visa services, and limited immigrant visa services.