What Documents are needed for travel to Cuba?
Aside from your flight tickets, all travelers must bring along and retain the following important documents with one additional document needed for US Citizens (the General License). No worries, it’s easy!
- Valid Passport
It must be valid for 6 months past the start date of your trip.
- Cuba Tourist Card
Sometimes referred to as a Cuba Tourist Visa. If you are flying directly from the U.S., you can obtain it at your final point of departure from the U.S. from your airline. In doing so typically an additional charge applies. Please confirm with the airline on which you are flying regarding when and how to obtain this. If you need to obtain it on your own, you can do so by contacting Cuba Visa Services. Travelers from other countries may have slightly different procedures with regard to this document, so make sure you check.
- Proof of Medical Travel Insurance
Medical travel insurance is mandatory for all travelers to Cuba. Our recommended provider, Arch Insurance, will cover medical (and much more!). Learn more about Arch Insurance and the Premiere Plan here.
- Cuba General License*
This is a certification necessary for *US Citizens. We will provide this form for you for the duration of your ExperiencePlus! bicycle trip but it is your responsibility to fill it out, print it and sign it. Make sure to bring it along and retain it for your records. Find the link in your reservation confirmation or access and fill it out here.
*In light of the new requirements for US citizens traveling to Cuba announced in June 2017, these requirements still apply until regulations are updated by OFAC. Travel arranged prior to the announcement is not affected. Find the OFAC FAQ on the Cuba Announcement here.
Make sure you have ALL of these documents with you when you travel and that they are easily accessible.
For US Citizens, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requires that you retain records of your travels to Cuba for a period of 5 years. You can find more information on the requirements on the OFAC and US State Department websites and in our general information on requirements for US Citizens.