Cuba Security Measures for travelers
The decision to travel to Cuba is yours and you are responsible for your personal safety. We provide reliable information in our Travel Advice to ensure the safety and security of Canadians abroad. This will enable Canadians to make an informed decision with respect to traveling abroad.
Cuba – Take normal security precautions
Travel Health Notice – Zika Virus
The Public Health Agency of Canada advise travelers on the Zika virus. It is recommended that Canadians take special health precautions when they travel to Cuba or other affected countries.
Entry / Exit requirements
Every country has a right to decide who enters or exits its borders. The Government of Canada will not interfere on your behalf if you fail to meet the entry or exit requirements of your destination.
The information on this page was obtained from the Cuba authorities, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.
The type of passport you use for travel determines your entry requirements. Check your transport company to find out about passport requirements before you travel.
- Regular Canadian Passport - You must hold a valid passport to visit Cuba. Ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of one month beyond the date of your expected departure from Cuba to avoid unexpected delays before departure.
- Official Canadian Passport - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
- Other travel documents - The entry rules that may apply when traveling with an emergency traveling document or a temporary passport may differ. Ensure you check with the closest diplomatic mission for your destination before you leave.
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