Canada has announced that visitors from the United States will once again be able to enter the country from August 9, 2021 — if they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Foreign nationals have been prohibited from entering the country for non-essential reasons for around 16 months, as part of Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions. Now,
Visa Requirements for Cuban Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Cuba are administrative entry restrictions placed on Cuban passport holders by the authorities of countries and territories around the globe and dictate whether it is necessary to obtain a visa or travel authorization to travel to a destination.
As of 2021, the Henley Passport Index ranks the Cuban passport 79th in terms of travel freedom among the passports of the world, tied with the Moroccan passport. This is because nationals of Cuba are granted access visa-free or with a visa on arrival to around 50 countries worldwide.
At present, there are roughly 25 visa-free countries for Cuban citizens. Most of these destinations permit travelers from Cuba a short-term visa-exempt stay of between 21 days up to 3 months, although Cuban passport holders are permitted an unlimited stay in Kazakhstan without a visa.
Approximately 35 countries have implemented an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization program for citizens of Cuba, which allows Cuban travelers to easily obtain an eVisa or visa waiver for their destination through a simple online application and eliminate the need to wait in long immigration queues to apply for a visa on arrival at border checkpoints.
Electronic travel authorizations and eVisas for Cuban passport holders are most often granted for visits for tourism purposes, business or trade activities, or transit. They permit a stay of between 15 and 120 days depending on the country of issue.
To visit these countries for long-term stays and purposes such as to undertake employment or study, it is necessary to apply for an embassy visa for Cuban citizens from a diplomatic government office of the destination in advance.
Additionally, an approved visa from an embassy is a necessary requirement to visit up to 160 countries regardless of the duration of stay or purpose of the travel.
Find a more detailed breakdown of the different entry types for nationals of Cuba below.