New COVID 19 travel information for Cuba



New covid measures will be applied commencing November 7th, 2021. These new measures will be for ALL Canadian passengers arriving to Cuba (including Cuban citizens and foreigners residents of Cuba)

The measures will be as follows

–  No 72 PCR test is needed before travelling to Cuba for vaccinated passengers.

– Vaccinated passengers need a proof of the two vaccines doses (printed or digital copy by the Canadian Government)

– Mix vaccines are accepted in Cuba

– Non-Vaccinated travelers need a 72 PCR TRAVEL test before travelling to Cuba (Mandatory)

Santa Clara

– Entering Cuba, PCR test will be randomly selected, like any other country

– Passengers need to have a covid cover insurance while their visiting in Cuba (available at the airport on arrival in Cuba for 30USD or with your travel agency/Tour-operator at the time of ticket purchase)

– Canadian passengers need the 72hrs PCR test before travelling back to Canada, the cost will be 30USD paid by credit card or debit visa from Canadian Banks . PCR test is done at the hotel and for other passengers not staying at an all-inclusive please contact the nearest International Clinic (recommended to make an appointment for the PCR test 5 days before departure with the tour operator representative at the hotel or the international clinic itself)

– Canadian currency is widely accepted at the majority of tourism areas in Cuba (payments with credit card and debit visa from Canadian Banks is accepted) Cash is accepted as well. For payments outside of the touristic zone (rural or suburban areas) payments will be in Cuban peso

– For luggage restrictions and weight allowance, please consult airline policies.


–  Children under 12 years of age are exempt from the 72-hour PCR test before traveling to Cuba

– No quarantine if they go to an all-inclusive hotel (they can use all the facilities of the hotel, but the first 24 hours clients must stay at their booked hotels, wear a mask and social distance till they get the results (24hrs) of the FREE PCR test they receive at the Cuban airport upon arrival)

– Upon arrival, all passengers must undergo temperature screening, take a FREE Covid-19 PCR test, and hand out a Health Declaration Form (given on board of the flight)

– The PCR test Canadians need to re-enter back in Canada is done right at the hotels and it cost: 30:00 USD (payable locally by visa or debit/visa or credit card from Canadian Banks)

– In summary, a regular passenger going from Canada to Cuba in an all-inclusive package they just need their valid passport, tourist card (included) and covid insurance (also included with the tourist packages or buy it locally at the airport in Cuba for 30:00 USD: it covers up to 21 days stay, clients planning to stay longer can buy consecutive packages to cover their stay)

Due to the current stage of the pandemic and with the safety of visitors and locals in mind, the Cuban authorities have limited the mobility of the tourists and the range of the excursions will be restricted to the tourist areas, this means that tourists will enjoy the tours, marinas, shopping centres, restaurants, etc, within those tourist zones and tourists won’t be allowed to leave the tourists restricted areas

Peninsula de Zapata

– For luggage restrictions and weight allowance, please consult airline policies

– Travellers planning to stay at private homes with their families will need to quarantine 14 days at specific government designated hotels, quarantine must take place at the first point of entry in Cuba.  For flights arriving in Holguin quarantine is 6 days

Travellers staying in private homes can book their quarantine hotel online, through the following websites: and