Visa & Travel Documents

  1. How do I obtain my Cuban Visa / Tourist Card?

The Cuban government requires all citizens traveling to Cuba to obtain a Cuban visa prior to their arrival into Cuba. A Cuban visa is also known as a "tourist card.” and is valid for a single entry for 30 days in the country.

You can obtain your visa online through Cuba Travel Services for $85 plus applicable shipping costs. The visa will be shipped via FedEx through Standard Shipping (5-7 business days) or Overnight Shipping:

Important Notes:

  • Your Record Locator is your confirmation number from the airline.

  • When booking your visa, you’ll be asked to provide an authorized purpose for travel. *Note: You will be traveling under the ‘Support for the Cuba People’ category. There are 12 authorized travel licenses for US travel to Cuba. When traveling with Discover Corps, we take care of all of the legal requirements for you.

  • The Cuban visa is a two-part card: Cuban immigration officials will take one half upon arrival in Cuba, and travelers will surrender the other half upon departure. Make sure to keep your visa in a safe place with you throughout your trip so you have it with you when you depart the country.

  1. Are There Other Ways to Get my Visa?

While there is an option to purchase your visa at some kiosks prior to boarding in some commercial airports, we highly recommend going through a visa provider to make the visa process seamless, avoid any delays, and not risk your ability to enter Cuba.

  1. What other Travel Documents are needed for this trip?

A. Valid Passport

  • If you do not have a passport it is important to apply for one as soon as possible. It often takes four to six weeks to process the paperwork for a passport (and even longer during the peak travel season of March to August). For questions about obtaining or renewing your passport (American citizens) you can click here.

  • If you have a passport, please note it needs to be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date.

  • It is also important that you have at least one completely blank page (with no stamps or visas) in your passport. This is a requirement for entry into many countries. If your passport is nearly full it might be a good idea to apply for additional pages.

  • *Note: Make several photocopies of your passport. Leave a copy at home with your family and carry a copy with you at all times when you are overseas. If you should lose your passport, having a copy will speed up the process of replacing it.

B. Dropbox Sign Waiver

  • Once you have signed up for the trip, you will be emailed a waiver/license for travel to Cuba via Dropbox Sign. This includes Cuba paperwork outlining that you are traveling under the license of "Support for the Cuban People."

  • *Note: Once complete, you will need to print pages 5 - 6 and travel with them.

C. Personal Data Form

  • Currently in Cuba there are no entry requirements. However, filling out this Personal Data Form is. This mandatory data form must be completed within 72 hours prior to departure and will generate a QR Code that's needed for entry to Cuba. For Travel Reasons, select "Tourism".

  • If asked for a local address, use:

Casa Hanoi

Calle 5ta e/ D y E

Vedado, La Habana, Cuba

  • *Note: Once complete, you will need to print QR code and travel with it.

D. Negative COVID-19 Test

  • Per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 Test: It can At-Home Antigen Test (24 hours before travel).

  • *Note: Carry your results with you & send a copy to

*Note: We highly recommend always double checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.