Cuba’s Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Tourism have simplified the country’s entry requirements. Beginning 01JAN 2022, the PCR test on arrival and the mandatory quarantine will no longer be required. In addition, the onboard paper forms have been replaced by an online document travellers need to fill in prior to their flight.
Removal of PCR Testing and Quarantine Requirements
Cuba has removed its requirement for a negative PCR test for incoming travellers plus no longer requires a quarantine period upon arrival.
Incoming travellers to Cuba must now show a valid passport, tourist card, COVID-19 medical insurance and proof of full vaccination. Cuba accepts all Health Canada approved doses as well as mixed doses.
If travellers are not vaccinated, they must submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before entry. Children 12 years of age and under are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate or PCR test.
Updated Online Traveller Form
Cuba’s Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Tourism are implementing a new online form which must be completed prior to entering Cuba.
In the past, travellers were given forms to fill out onboard their flight but, beginning on 01JAN 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 fill in the online form within 72 hours before departing for Cuba. The new form can be accessed online. Once information has been provided, travellers will receive a QR code by email which must be shown to authorities upon arrival.
According to the ministries, these forms are intended to facilitate and speed up check-in procedures at Cuban airports.
“There is no doubt that this is a way to improve the traveller’s 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 with filling out forms on board,” said Lessner Gonez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Canada.