Is it possible to travel to Cuba in 2022? What are the entry requirements to Cuba nowadays? If you are seeking an answer to one of these questions, this article is for you. At Espíritu Travel we are in love with the stunning beaches, the vibrant culture and the amazing people of Cuba, so we have put together some very useful information for those who are thinking about traveling to this country in 2022.
All you need to know about Cuba’s COVID-19 entry requirements
Even though COVID-19 has completely changed the way we live and travel, it seems like little by little things are going back to the old normality. It is actually possible to visit Cuba from July 2020. However, Cuba’s entry requirements and restrictions were very strict until November 2021. Rules changed again on 5th January 2022 when it became mandatory to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to the country.
This is an up to date list of all the documents that you will need to enter Cuba, including COVID-19 related ones:
- Valid passport. To avoid any issues, make sure your passport will be valid for at least another six months before your departure.
- Cuba Tourist Card. Tourist Cards can be purchased at the airport before checking in for your flight or at the gate at your last point of departure from the US (e.g Miami).
- Travel insurance. Mandatory medical insurance for entry into Cuba is included with the purchase of your flight. Or you can purchase travel insurance which would include the mandatory medical insurance as well as trip cancellation protection.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. It is mandatory for anyone above 12 years old to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit Cuba.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR). You will need to get a PCR test performed no later than 72 hours prior to entering Cuba.
- Cuba Health Declaration Card. This declaration must be completed online before your trip.
- Return flight ticket.
Is it safe to travel to Cuba in 2022?
Another question that might pop into your mind is, what is the current situation in Cuba with COVID-19? According to official data, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Cuba seems to be decreasing. In terms of vaccination, more than 90% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Nevertheless, like most countries in the world, the Caribbean island has some safety measures in place to avoid spreading the virus. As right now, face masks (called by locals “nasubuco”) must be worn in all public areas in Cuba, and social distancing of a minimum of 1.5 meters is mandatory. To be extra safe, we also recommend that you bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to your trip.
In conclusion, the answer to your question is yes! The safety measures and travel requirements to enter the country make Cuba a safe destination to travel to.
If you feel like you need any extra information about how you can safely travel to or around Cuba right now, you can contact Espíritu Travel. We have a team of local experts that will provide you with updated information.
What can I do in Cuba?
From old Havana to colonial Trinidad, Cuba is a treasure full of natural beauty and breath-taking history and architecture. There are plenty of places to visit and things to do on the Caribbean’s largest island. Don’t worry; hotels, restaurants, and attractions are open now in Cuba.
If you don’t know how to start organizing your trip to Cuba to make the most out of it, check out the website of Espíritu Travel to get inspired. We offer customized itineraries that will take you to the most attractive places in Cuba. As specialists in the area, we can also help you design a personalized journey that meets all your needs and preferences.
You can book your trip with us without questioning the negative impact that your journey will have on the country. At Espíritu Travel we strongly believe in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. You can read more about our values here.