With effect from 6th April, visitors to Cuba no longer need to provide either a negative PCR Covid test or proof of vaccination.
This is largely due to Cuba having one of the world’s highest Covid vaccination rates (with vaccines created and produced entirely domestically) and resulting low mortality rates from the disease.
These changes to entry regulations make travel to Cuba far more straightforward although visitors should be aware of the following.
1. There is still the requirement, within 48 hours of travel, for visitors to complete an online health declaration. This will produce a QR code which must be shown on arrival in Cuba.
2. As a consequence of the above, travel to Cuba without a smartphone is not a practical option.
3. Visitors to the island must be in possession of full medical travel insurance which must include cover for Covid (to cover the cost of hospital treatment in Cuba if so required).
4. Random Covid tests may still be undertaken at arrival points in Cuba, especially for travellers displaying symptoms of illness or arriving from high risk countries.
5. Masks are still required to be worn in airports, public transport etc and are in short supply in Cuba (as is hand sanitizer). Be sure to take supplies with you.
6. Quite apart from Covid related entry requirements, the vast majority of visitors to Cuba (including UK & EU passport holders) require a Cuba Tourist Card to enter the country. Beyond The Ordinary are able to issue Tourist Cards as part of an overall holiday.
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