IMPORTANT NOTICE IN RELATION TO TOURIST VISAS FOR CUBA
All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter Cuba (Tourist Card). It is each individual passenger’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate tourist card and to make sure that when you receive it, all details are correct.
The information provided in this section of our website relates to EU citizens. Other nationalities should contact Cuban Embassy for further advice.
Your Tourist Card is valid for 30 days from the date of entry to Cuba. You may only enter Cuba once during this period.
Please note that if you are travelling to Cuba via Canada, you will also require Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) from the Government of Canada. Click here for further details
How can I apply for my Tourist Card?
This visa is issued on board your flight with Air Canada and is free of charge. Your passport should be valid for six months from your return date of travel.
To obtain your visa in advance of travel, please see the below procedure:
Apply directly to the Cuban Embassy:
32-B Westland Square
Phone – 01 6718300 / 016718320
Email - Infocubadublin@eircom.net
Website - misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/ireland
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 09.30am to 13.00pm
You will need the following items for your application
- Completed application form. One per person. Click Here
- Photocopy of the main page of your passport.
- Photocopy of the Confirmation Invoice from Travel Department.
- The appropriate fee (see details below)
- Copy of your travel insurance policy for the duration of your stay in Cuba.
- Self-addressed stamped envelope for the tourist card to be returned to you. Alternatively, you can collect your tourist card.
Irish and British Passport Holder:
Tourist Card: 30 day single-entry. Application in person - €22
Tourist Card: 30 day single-entry. Application by post or third party - €47
Methods of payment: Bank Draft or Postal Order made payable to Cuban Embassy. Personal Cheques cannot be accepted.
- For those who choose to apply for their visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supply of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information to process visas with the Cuban Embassy. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time to the Embassy in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. It is the responsibility of customers who choose to apply for visas independently to familiarise themselves with up to date opening hours of the Embassy and periodic closures and any changes in price for individual visa applications. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed in time.