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Risk Ratings  

    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Cuba

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) International flights have resumed. Flights from the Bahamas, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and the US are limited. All flights to Nicaragua, Guyana, Haiti, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago are suspended.

B) Incoming travellers should have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of their stay in Cuba.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine Requirements:

All travellers entering Cuba are required to quarantine for seven days at designated hotels. All associated costs are travellers' responsibility.
(Until further notice)
Test Requirements:

All arriving travellers are required to present the result of negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers will still be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival and remain in quarantine until they receive the test result. A second COVID-19 test will be required on the fifth day.
(Until further notice)
Passenger Declarations/Forms:

A) All passengers will have to fill out a Health Declaration Form with the address of where they will be staying. The form can be filled out upon arrival or prior to travel. The form can be printed at: https://www.cubatravelservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Cuba-Declaracion-de-Sanidad-del-Viajero-CUBA.pdf

B) All travellers to Cuba need to obtain a Tourist Card. The process for obtaining a tourist card varies by country. Travellers are advised to reach out to their Cuban embassy.
(Until Further Notice)

A) Due to US-Cuba relations, commercial flights from the US may only arrive in the capital Havana.
(Until Further Notice)
OutboundOutbound commercial flights have resumed.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticIn Havana, nightly curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00.

Face masks and social distancing are mandatory when in public areas and on public transport.

Businesses are operating to limited capacity and hours.
(Until further notice)
Wearing a mask is required in public at all times.
(Until further notice)

22 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Cuba

COVID-19 information for Cuba

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Petty crime presents a slight, but persistent risk to business travellers. The threat is more pronounced in Havana and other tourist locations. Violent crime is rare. The risk from militancy is low, including from radical groups opposed to the regime.

The centralised power structure of the government has led to repression of freedom of speech; criticism of the regime is sufficient grounds for arrest. Severe punishments for such offences are meted out to local residents and foreigners alike.

The island is prone to hurricanes from August to November (though the hurricane season officially runs from June to November) and the country in general is susceptible to earthquakes.

Accommodation, telecommunications and banking infrastructure are gradually developing. However, they remain insufficient, posing challenges for those travelling to Cuba.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Cuba
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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