Travel Advisory: U. S. Embassy Havana, Cuba

Location: Cuba, countrywide

Event: The Government of Cuba announced additional entry requirements, effective January 5:

All individuals ages 13 and older traveling to Cuba by air must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination and proof of a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR), performed no later than 72 hours before the trip.

Random surveillance of airport arrivals will be increased, starting with COVID-19 (RT-PCR) testing for travelers coming from high-risk countries (generally, those in Southern Africa, where the omicron variant originated).

The proof of vaccination requirement is waived for the following travelers:

(I) Children up to 12 years of age.

(II) Adults with a health condition that contraindicates vaccination, certified by a medical report.

Cuban citizens residing in Cuba who are not fully vaccinated can enter Cuba but must: Quarantine for eight days in a designated hotel, at the traveler’s expense.  To end the quarantine on the eighth day, the traveler must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the day prior.

Actions to Take:  

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for country-specific information related to COVID-19.
  • Check with airlines, transportation providers, and destination countries for how COVID testing and vaccine requirements might impact travel.