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New entry requirements for Cuba starting Jan. 1, 2022

New entry requirements for Cuba starting Jan. 1, 2022
Pax Global Media

As part of an effort to speed up the check-in process at Cuban airports, Cuba's Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Tourism are implementing a new form to provide information in advance prior entering and leaving Cuba.

Travellers can log in here to access this new form.

In the past, passengers were given these forms on board, but starting on Jan. 1, 2022, paper copies of the following documents will no longer be available:

  • International Boarding and Disembarkation Card
  • Customs Declaration Form
  • Traveller's Health Affidavit

All travellers must provide information online within 72 hours before departing for Cuba. 

Once the information is provided, travellers will receive a QR code by email and must show an electronic or printed version of the code to authorities upon arrival. 

“There is no doubt that this is a way to improve the travellers experience through the airport and to speed up procedures at the different points of entry, now passengers will have a stress-free flight and don’t need to hassle filling out forms on board," said Lessner Gonez, director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Canada.

Cuba has made easy to enter the country by eliminating quarantine and the PCR test upon arrival.

Now, incoming travellers must show their valid passport, tourist card (included), COVID-19 medical insurance and proof that they are fully vaccinated (all Health Canada approved vaccines and mixed doses are accepted). 

If they are unvaccinated, they must submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entering. Children 12 years of age and under are exempted from presenting a vaccination certificate or PCR test.

For additional information, please contact the Cuba Tourist Board at

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