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Cuba Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cuba.

Cuba entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter Cuba by air. Temperature screening is required for all travelers on arrival.

Travelers are required to have valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. If this is not possible, then they have to buy Cuban medical insurance coverage at the airport upon arrival. This may be included with some airline tickets, so travelers should check with their airlines.


Outgoing travel to CubaTravelling from New Zealand to Cuba

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cuba.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken at an accredited testing center a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Cuba. Travelers under the age of 2 are exempted from this requirement.

Travelers will be randomly selected to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Cuba. This requirement may change on November 15th, 2021.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Cuba.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must quarantine for 5 days on arrival at designated government-approved hotels at their own cost. Travelers must take a test on day 5 and if the test is negative, may end their quarantine. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 will be taken to a government-run facility for further testing and treatment.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers must present a completed health declaration form to immigration on arrival in Cuba.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Cuba

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Cuba must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Cuba will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cuba.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cuba.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Cuba.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 5 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Cuba is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Cuba are closed. Bars in Cuba are closed.