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Cuba coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Cuba. Cuba is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Cuba. Cuba is part of North America with main city at Havana. Its Developing country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Cuban Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Cuba

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Cuba is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is permitted.

Other restrictions

All travelers are required to have medical insurance which includes full coverage for COVID-19 treatment costs.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from pre-departure testing and quarantine requirements.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to undergo isolation at a designated isolation center for at least 5 days. A PCR test will be taken on day 5 and those testing negative will be released from isolation. If a positive result is received, travelers must follow the instructions of health officials. All testing and isolation costs will be at the traveler's expense and only payable with a credit card or through a travel insurance company.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to departure, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

Travelers are subject to PCR testing on arrival. If a positive result is received, travelers will be transferred to a government-run hospital. All costs incurred will be at the traveler's expense.

Additional documents required

A completed 'sanitary statement for travelers' must be presented on arrival. - Sanitary statement for travelers
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transport is operating but there may be reduced services in certain regions. Inter-provincial transport restrictions are decided on a provincial basis by local authorities.


Restaurants are open with reduced hours and at a limited capacity to allow for social distancing. In Havana, restaurants must close at 9:30 pm.


Bars are open with reduced hours and at a limited capacity to allow for social distancing. In Havana, bars must close at 9:30 pm.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open at a reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Cuba

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Banned

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Cuba

Wearing a face mask in public is compulsory or you risk being fined, as is social distancing of a minimum of 1.5 metres.
Shops in all Provinces can open but must limit the number of customers within the shop. This means there are queues to enter shops.
From 13 January, shops in Havana will only be allowed to open between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Saturday and between 9am and 1pm on Sunday. Shops can only open to sell essential food and hygiene products.
CafΓ©s, bars and restaurants (except in Havana from 13 January) are allowed to open but must limit the opening hours, the number of customers and separate tables by 1.5 metres. Outlets in Havana can only service food for take-away Drinking alcohol in public or hosting or attending a party in Havana is not allowed.
In addition:
Public parks can open, but currently only between 5am and 7pm in Havana Social clubs, gyms, museums, gardens, theatres etc can open (except in Havana) to a limited capacity and visitors must observe social distancing Swimming pools can open to a limited capacity and to restricted visit times, to allow cleaning for the next opening times. From 10 January 2021, public pools in Havana are closed Beaches in Havana are closed. Beaches outside Havana are open, but limited numbers of people may be allowed, and there may be personnel at the beaches to manage access Exercising on public roads in Havana is currently not allowed, nor is use of gyms or sports grounds Religious gatherings in Havana are not allowed. Elsewhere, churches can open for services, following government sanitary and distancing advice Travel agencies may be closed and tourist excursions suspended. Check with your tour operator Anyone who does not follow local rules can be fined or even prosecuted.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Cuba

Reconsider your need to travel

Cuba has reopened its international airports with strict COVID-19 measures. On arrival, you must show the completed health form provided to you on the flight, pay a health fee in US dollars and be tested for COVID-19. Strict hygiene regulations are in place at tourist resorts, restaurants and shopping venues. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Cuba due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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