In the United States, there are 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba: family visits, official government business (including that of the United States government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations), journalistic activity, professional research and meetings, educational activities, religious activity, public performances, and other activities.
Cuba is only available to fully vaccinated American tourists as of January 2022, according to the latest update. Those traveling must carry documentation of COVID immunization as well as a negative PCR test that was performed within the previous three calendar days. Aside from that, there are no significant additional constraints.
A Incidence 3 Travel Health Notice was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 14, 2022, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in Cuba. Travel to Cuba should be avoided at all costs for unvaccinated citizens of the United States.
The Cuban government enables Americans to go to their nation on a tourist visa. The constraints on the reasons for travel as well as the places where you can spend your money are all governed by American law. As a result, your US passport is valid in Cuba, regardless of American rules.
Traveling and emigrating are two options. From the 14th of January, 2013, all travel restrictions and controls imposed by the Cuban government have been lifted completely. Since that date, any Cuban person holding a valid passport has been free to leave the nation at his or her leisure, without the permission or interference of the Cuban government.
Due to the almost 60-year-old US Cuba embargo, Americans are unable to access money when going to Cuba. As a result, American debit cards and credit cards will not operate on the island in the same way that they do for travelers from other countries.
Cuba reopened its doors to tourists on November 15, 2021, and all of the country’s airports are now available for commercial and charter flights, albeit at a decreased frequency. Terminal 3 at Jose Marti Foreign Airport in Havana is presently the hub for all international aircraft using the airport.
There is no evidence to suggest that Canadians who visit to Cuba are in danger. Continue to check the Travel Advice and Advisories section of the Government of Canada’s website for the most up-to-date information. Consular services are accessible in the Cuban capital, Varadero, and the coastal city of Guardalavaca.