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 travel.state.gov 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.
- U.S. Embassy Havana, Cuba
55 Calzada, La Habana, Cuba
+(53) (7) 839-4100
+(53) (7) 839-4100 and dial 1, then 0 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Cuba Country Information
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