COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Cuba (23 October Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents can enter Cuba.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes

  • International passenger flights are allowed to resume operations across the nation, except for Havana, Ciego de Avila, and Sancti Spiritus province. Foreign tourists are allowed to enter Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur, Santa Clara, and Varadero via special charter flights. International travel may continue to be significantly disrupted as Havana is the main international airport to Cuba.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • All arriving passengers must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • All returning citizens and residents must undergo a 14-day quarantine in a government facility.

  • Travellers who have a positive test result will be sent to an institutional quarantine for 14-days. Otherwise, there is no requirement for arrivals to go through quarantine.

Insurance required?

  • Yes

  • All travellers will need to present or purchase health insurance covering COVID-19 upon arrival in Cuba.

Entry form required? (health or other)

  • Yes

  • All inbound travellers must declare their health status upon arrival.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Authorities have resumed international passenger flight operations across the nation except for Havana, Ciego de Avila, and Sancti Spiritus province. Special charter flights for tourists to Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur, Santa Clara, and Varadero are allowed.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Cuba reopened the majority of its provinces for tourism.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Currently, there are no curfew measures in place.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Currently, Cuba is in phase 3 of a three-phase plan for lifting coronavirus measures across the country.

  • Maintenance of physical distancing protocols are compulsory.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Public transportation resumed with reduced capacity. However, interprovincial transportation to and from Havana remains restricted.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Most of the non-essential businesses in Cuba are open with reduced capacity and social distancing measures.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Hotels and guest houses are opening at a reduced capacity.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Restaurants are open with reduced capacity and social distancing measures.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Bars and cafes are open with reduced capacity and social distancing measures.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Beaches are allowed to open with reduced capacity.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Museums are open with reduced capacity and social distancing measures.

Personal care services open? (e.g. nail salon, barber)

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Personal care services are allowed to re-open with reduced capacity and social distancing measures.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Churches are allowed to resume services.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Face masks are currently mandatory in public places.

Other

  • Educational establishments remain closed.

  • Campsites, social clubs, gyms, swimming pools can open and resume operations in a reduced capacity with social distancing measures.

  • Cinemas and theatres are open, and some sports events have resumed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is changing constantly worldwide. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Some countries are beginning to remove some restrictions gradually. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.