Travel Regulations for Cuba

Travel Regulations for Cuba
There are strict travel restrictions to Cuba. If you are traveling from America, be sure to read regulations carefully to avoid hefty fines.


Travelers must present a valid passport when entering Cuba.

Return Ticket

To enter Cuba, you must have a return ticket to present. Immigration is banned and you will not be let in without this.

Tourist Visa

Aside from a passport, you must provide a tourist visa. This visa can be purchased before or upon arrival at customs. It is valid for 30 days but can be extended in person.

Work Visa

If you are traveling to Cuba for any type of work, you must apply for a work visa through the United States embassy.

Travel Ban

The most important thing to keep in mind when traveling to Cuba is the travel ban. It is illegal for Americans to spend money in Cuba, and anyone who spends money without an appropriate license will be fined up to $55,000.

Article Written By Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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