How to Get a Cuban Visa in the USA? It's Easy...With Easy Tourist Card

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If you’ve done some research, you know that traveling to Cuba can come across as a more complicated place to travel to than other countries.

But if you follow some specific steps, this process does not have to be as difficult as some would lead you to believe.


Cuba and the United States have had a complicated history for decades and has led to a variety of travel restrictions and special regulations being put into place during different periods.

Despite the historical complexities, the allure of Cuba’s unique charm, captivating landscapes, and vibrant culture continues to draw travelers from the United States.

Join us as we answer some questions for anyone who is planning a trip to Cuba and provide answers and essential information to ensure your Cuban adventure is not only seamless but truly unforgettable.

Do I need a Cuba Visa if I'm an American citizen?

While American citizens aren’t required to obtain an actual Cuban visa for their visit, they will instead need to apply for a document called the Cuba Tourist Card. This tourist card serves a similar function to a Cuban Visa for American visitors.

A Cuban Tourist Card (also sometimes referred to as a Cuba Tourist Visa) has a straightforward application process and can be easily obtained through our website.

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Here are the basics you'll want to know before you start the application process:

1. You'll need to apply for either a Pink Tourist Card or a Green Tourist Card:

Which Cuban Tourist Visa Card you apply for will have to do with your nationality and where you are traveling from.

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f you are a U.S. national or are traveling from a U.S. airport, you'll apply for the Pink Tourist Card

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If you are traveling from a non-U.S. airport, you will apply for the Green Tourist Card.

2. You'll have to choose from one of 12 categories to explain the purpose of your trip:

For U.S. citizens, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has outlined 12 categories of travel for those Americans who wish to travel to Cuba.

These categories serve to make clear what sorts of lawful travel to Cuba are permitted for Americans and are designed to ensure that the trip aligns with specific authorized purposes.

The categories include options such as family visits, official government business, educational activities, journalistic endeavors, professional research, religious activities, public performances, and more.

It is most common for most U.S. citizens to travel under the category titled: "Support for the Cuban People."

If you choose this category, you are agreeing to stay in hotels that are privately owned, eat meals in restaurants that are owned by Cuban citizens, and engage in other types of activities that support the people of the country instead of the government-controlled businesses.

3. You Can Apply for Your Tourist Card Online.

Applying for your Cuban visa from the United States is very simple if you elect to do it online through our website.

Here's how you do it:
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Fill out the application on our website.

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Pay the fee through our secure online portal, where we offer a number of payment options, such as all major credit cards and PayPal payments.

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You will receive your Cuban Tourist Cards within 5 to 7 days and we ship worldwide.

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When you receive your Tourist Card(s), make sure to complete them accurately and double check for any errors. You will need to present these cards when boarding your flight and upon entry. You will also need it when you depart Cuba as well.

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Other Important Questions to Consider

While the Cuban Tourist Card application process is one of the most common questions asked by most first-time travelers, you most likely have a list of others that you’d like answers to.

Here are some of the other questions that many of our customers ask while preparing to visit Cuba:

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1. What is the cost of a Cuban Tourist Card?

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Depending on what type of tourist card you need, the price will vary.

For the Green Tourist Card, the price is USD 39.

If you need the Pink Tourist Card, the price is USD 100.

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2. I am traveling with young children. Will the Cuban government let them travel on my Tourist Card?

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Cuban authorities state that all persons who are coming into the country have a Cuban Tourist Card, if they are traveling from a country that is eligible for one. For Americans, this means that yes, your children will need their own Tourist Card, regardless of age.

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3. How early should I apply for our Cuban Tourist Cards?

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You can use your Cuban Tourist Card for travel from the moment you receive it, but the 90-day validity of the card doesn't start until you enter the country.

This means you can purchase your Cuban Tourist Cards well before your travel dates begin.

At Easy Tourist Card, we have a quick turnaround time that usually results in most customers getting their cards within a week of purchase. That said, applying early is always a good idea so as not to delay your travel.

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4. What if I want to stay in Cuba longer than my Tourist Card is valid?

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While a Cuban Tourist Card is valid for 90 days from the time you enter the country, you can also extend your stay by another 90 days if you wish.

You will need your passport, your current visa, a receipt from the private residence where you are staying, and proof of your travel insurance. You'll need to go to the Office of Immigration to complete the extension.

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5. Where can I find more information about travel to Cuba?

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While there are some excellent guidebooks and online websites to help make the most of your Cuban adventure, we pride ourselves on the content our website provides.

From the tourist card application process to our blog about this beautiful country, you'll find all kinds of information to help with your travel plans.

Are You Ready to Embark on Your Adventure? Easy Tourist Card is Ready to Help!

Easy Tourist Card is the industry leader in helping people from all over the world navigate the tourist card process for Cuba.

With our extensive knowledge, friendly staff, and expedited services, you can feel confident that you are in the best of hands while preparing for your upcoming adventure.

Reach out to us today and start the process of making your Cuban vacation a reality!

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