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The Tourist Card for Cuba is the equivalent of an entry visa to the Cuban territory
Any traveller wishing to visit the island must be in possession of this card
including children , and even infants . This personal and nominal card is necessary to be presented to the check point at boarding .
Your seaway or airline company may refuse you boarding without this card.
Some airlines and seaway companies, however, can sell it to you on the day of departure, but the cost of the card can range from simple to triple!
To avoid this last minute cost and for a better peace of mind; it is highly recommended to obtain the tourist card a few days before departure.
To get the tourist card you have two solutions :
  • Either you go to the Cuban consulate nearest your home; the cost of the card is 22 euros; In addition, the physical presence of the applicant is mandatory in order to qualify for this tariff. The tourist card can be purchased by a third party, however the Cuban Consulate and Immigration Services apply a fee supplement of 25 euros per tourist card , the cost of the tourist card that one buys from the nearest absentee thus increases to 47 euros per unit.
  • Either you can order it online at and receive it at the address of your choice serenely, in normal time or Express.




Duration of stay allowed by the tourist card:
The tourist card allows you to stay up to 30 consecutive days from the day of arrival on the Cuban territory. To be able to stay more than 30 days with a tourist card, it is necessary to request an extension of the card at one of the immigration offices in Cuba , the extension is possible only once by card and for a period of 30 additional days.
The cost of the extension is 25 CUC per card, payable in the form of a tax stamp in advance to a nearest state bank.
Addresses of the most important immigration offices in Cuba:

  • Viñales : Inmigración, Calle Salvador Cisneros sin número (Calle Principal, Frente al Parque de Viñales).
  • Varadero : Calle 39 entre 1a Ave y Autopista, phone: +53 (0)45 613 494 and 612 011; Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm.
  • Cienfuegos : Avenida 56 entre 59 y 61, phone +53 (0)43 519133; Monday & Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday& Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Thursday & Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • Trinidad : Calle Prolongación de Julio Cuevas Díaz sin número, phone +53 (0)41 6650 and 6950; Monday & Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • Sancti Spiritus : Calle Independencia No.107 e/ Frank País y Silvestre Alonso, Sancti Spiritus, phone +53 (0)41 343265; Tuesday to Friday 8:00am-12:00pm& 1:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Santiago de Cuba : Avenida Pujol, No. 10 entre Calle 10 y Anacaona, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba

Ils sont ouverts du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 12h et de 13h30 à 16h30

Number of entries :
The tourist card is valid for a single entry to Cuba, besides a part of the card will be removed upon arrival by the police at the borders. As such, from the first use the card loses its validity.
Attention: for travellers on cruises whose boats enter and leave Cuban territory, one should obtain as many tourist cards as the number of entries made by their liner.
Example: A tourist who must arrive by plane in Havana, and who takes a liner to go to Mexico and then returns to Cuban territory, must be able to present a new tourist card to be validated the entry to Cuban territory again . The same is true for air travellers who travel to other destinations before returning to Cuba to take their return flight to the country of origin.
It is therefore essential to know your path before departure.