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visiting Cuba

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visiting Cuba

Do we need a visa to travel to Cuba from the USA. we are traveling on a british passport and a Spanish pass port

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1. Re: visiting Cuba

Everyone, apart from a Cuban National. requires a tourist card to enter Cuba:

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Which country will you be flying from to go to Cuba?

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2. Re: visiting Cuba

You are surely not traveling directly from the US?

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3. Re: visiting Cuba

“You are surely not traveling directly from the US?”

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The OP might be travelling as part of the St Augustine – Baracoa project.

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4. Re: visiting Cuba

If you are flying through a country such as Mexico, Cayman Islands etc, you will be able to be able to buy a tourist card there. If via Canada, it is included in the price of your ticket.

Unless you are US or Cuban resident, I doubt that you can fly direct.

Edited: 27 September 2012, 15:37
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5. Re: visiting Cuba

Well If that's the case it will be alot easier with regards to getting there.

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6. Re: visiting Cuba

"Everyone, apart from a Cuban National. requires a tourist card to enter Cuba

Well virtually everyone bellagio!

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7. Re: visiting Cuba

There are direct charter flights to Cuba from various US cities (mostly from Miami) but thyey have to be booked through approved agencies and are supposed to be used only by US and Cuban nationals and/or residents.

With your passports, you can fly through a third country, or direct from any country other than the US (such as Canada, Mexico and many others) that have direct air service. You'll need a tourist card. Some travel agencies include them, otherwise they cost about $25 USD.

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8. Re: visiting Cuba

beardocubauk,

For Canadians the tourist card (visa) is paid upon exiting Cuba 25 CUC, it isn't included in the ticket price the way it is in Mexico 25 USD.

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9. Re: visiting Cuba

Doggles,

In Canada the Tourist Card is usually included in the price of the airline ticket.

From many other departure points in North/Central/South America the Tourist Card is usually purchased separately.

The 25 CUC charge to leave Cuba is a Departure Tax that everyone pays and that fee is entirely separate from the Tourist Card.

Cheers,

Terry

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10. Re: visiting Cuba

Right you are:

http://www.cubaexplorer.com/tourist_card.php

So between the cost of the card and the exit charge you are out $50.