COVID-19 advice for Cuba

Updated on 6th January, 2022 @ 18:32 hrs

Current rules for holidays to Cuba from the UK

Effective from January 5th, 2022: 

  • All travellers  must provide a Vaccination Certificate (completed vaccination doses schedule ) and also have a negative PCR test carried out a maximum of 72 hours before the trip.

    • The Cuban authorities accept either the NHS App or the NHS Letter as proof of vaccination.

    • Any traveller who arrives in the country and tests positive for COVID-19 will be admitted to the health institutions designated for this purpose in each territory.
    • Children 12 years old (inclusive) and under may enter Cuba without restrictions.

    • Face masks must be worn at all times when travelling in buses, taxis, private rental vehicles, and inside the airport terminal building.

    • Everyone travelling to Cuba should complete the Advance Travel Information form which can be found here.

    Current rules for returning to the UK from Cuba 

    • If you qualify as fully vaccinated and you will arrive in UK after 4am, Friday 7 January, your do not need to take a COVID-19 test before your travel and you won't need to quarantine when you arrive in UK.

    • Book a PCR test to be taken after you arrive back in the UK here. If you will arrive after 4am, Sunday 9 January, you can choose to take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR test after your arrive. You must book the test before you travel to UK. If you take a lateral flow test and test positive, you will need to self-isolate and take a free PCR test.

      Complete a Passenger Locator Form before you arrive back in the UK here. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK.

    For passengers connecting flights in Spain (transit)

    Please complete the FCS form at the Spain Travel Health website. You can complete the form anytime 48 hours prior to arriving in Spain.

    For passengers connecting flights in France (transit)

    Please check the latest Coronavirus - Advice for Foreign Nationals in France.

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