Cuban Visa



Do I need a visa to travel to Cuba?

The Cuban government requires all citizens traveling to Cuba to obtain a Cuban visa prior to their arrival into Cuba. A Cuban visa is also known as a "tourist card.” The Cuban visa is valid for a single entry and allows the holder to stay in Cuba for 30 days. 

InsightCuba provides Cuban visas to all its registered guests.  

The Cuban visa is a two-part card. In the past, Cuban immigration officials would take one half upon arrival in Cuba, and guests would surrender the other half upon departure. However, today, they don't take anything upon arrival but ask that you surrender the entire document upon leaving Cuba. Either way, please make sure to keep your Cuban visa in a safe place with you throughout your trip so you have it with you when you depart the country.

Special Visas


Citizens of several countries may be required to carry an A-1 visa to enter Cuba. This applies to individuals who hold passports from one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Yemen.

Press Visa

If you are a reporter or journalist traveling with insightCuba for journalism purposes, you may need a special press visa to enter the island as a US correspondent. Please contact insightCuba at 800-450-2822 for more information on how to obtain your press visa for Cuba.

Cuban American Travelers

If you are a Cuban American born in Cuba, you may need a special visa for entry to Cuba. Please call us for more information.

Other Information

Please note: A valid US passport is required for entry into Cuba and for us to obtain your Cuban Visa. If you do not have a valid US passport, you may apply for a new one by visiting the U.S. Passports & International travel website by clicking here.

Your U.S. passport must also be valid for six months after your return date from your insightCuba tour. Please make sure to check your passport and renew as soon as possible to avoid having to incur expedited service fees.

You may read more about the U.S. Passport Requirements to Cuba by visiting our FAQ on this topic here.

We want to make sure your trip is an enjoyable and memorable one. If you have any questions please call us at 800-450-2822.