How to obtain a visa for Cuba

To travel for medical treatment to Cuba, it is only necessary to have an updated passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, it is not necessary to have a tourist card health visa1 expressly for medical treatment in Cuba, a tourist card or visa is sufficient , which is purchased at Cuban consulates, travel agencies at authorized airlines or at departure airports from your country or at the Cuban airport upon arrival. The tourist card or visa is valid for an entry and exit from Cuba and have a duration of 30 days, from the date of arrival in Cuba.
The public relations personnel of the medical institution where you are going to be treated are in charge of making the change of your immigration status if necessary.
All citizens of any country can travel to Cuba without any immigration restriction. People persecuted by international justice related to drug trafficking, terrorism or other crimes are excluded.
To travel to Cuba, for pleasure or recreation, the visitor must adjust their trip to a tourism program contracted with international agencies that maintain an agreement with the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) and submit their visa application through the tourist agency. to hire the trip. You can also contact the Cuban consular offices at the embassy of your country of residence, or Cuban representations where there is no embassy.
Air ticket (round trip) is required; A valid passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country, and a tourist card or visa without which you cannot reach any airport or border post in Cuba.
United States citizens
Travel to Cuba from or through the United States is carefully regulated by the Treasury Department. Travel for tourist activities is strictly prohibited. All passengers, including international travelers with a non-United States passport, who want to travel to Cuba must meet some special requirements related to the reasons for their trip, their medical insurance, their passport and visa, and proof of returning or continuing your trip, be sure to familiarize yourself with the following requirements to be fully prepared to travel.
Reasons allowed to travel
When you book your flight or check-in, you will be asked to certify the reason for your visit. Currently, there are two ways to obtain permission to travel to Cuba from the United States: with a general license or with a specific license.
If you meet the requirements and conditions of the general license, you do not need to request a specific license.
Patients who wish to be treated in Cuba must take into account the following categories authorized by the Treasury Department
There are 13 categories of general licenses related to travel to Cuba:

  1. Family visits
  2. Official government affairs
  3. Journalistic activity
  4. Professional meetings or investigations
  5. Educational activities or exchanges between groups of people
  6. Religious activities
  7. Sports and public events
  8. Support for the Cuban people
  9. Humanitarian projects
  10. Investigation
  11. Informational materials
  12. Authorized export activities
  13. Cuban non-immigrant citizen
Based on the experience in the practice of travel of United States citizens, people who wish to travel to Cuba for tourism or medical treatment, request the license to support the Cuban People, this is effective at the airport of their country, not However, we recommend that you inquire in the forums of your country the experience of other people who have traveled to Cuba.
Therefore, many people also decide to travel to Cuba through a third country. Usually the third country is usually Canada, Mexico, Panama or the Bahamas.
Visa to Cuba

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