Fact Sheet

Cuba Fact Sheet & Entry Requirements 


The largest and most western island of the Greater Antilles is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer Cuba occupies a central location between North and South America 


Size: 113599 km2 

Population: 11 million (2 in Havana) 

Capital: Havana 

National Bird: Tocororo 

National Tree: Palma Real 

National Hero(es): Jose Marti, Ernesto Che Guevara 

Government: Independent Socialist Republic 

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (sugar, coffee, tobacco), Tourism 

Climate: Tropical, humid 

Seasonality: December-April/Dry season, May – November/Rainy Season 

Language: Spanish 

Time Zone: -6 GMT, daylight saving time: -5 GMT 

Currency: Cuban Peso 

Credit Cards: Accepted  


Health Requirements: From 6 April 2022, there are no requirement for travellers arriving from the UK for either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test 


Entry Requirements: All travellers are required to complete Advance Travel Information (D’ VIAJEROS) 2 days before arriving to Cuba 


Passport Validity: Traveler’s passport should be valid for at least six months before arrival in Cuba and for three months before departure. 


Tourist Card/VISA: To enter Cuba a Tourist Card (Tarjeta de Turista) is mandatory. Travelers can apply via the Cuban Embassy in London or through their travel agent or tour operator. The tourist card is valid for traveling on direct flights between UK and Cuba or through European Union Countries and all other countries EXCEPT the United States of America. 

Important: The Tourist Card issued in the UK is NOT valid for traveling to Cuba from the United States of America 

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