Cuba boy and dog wear Covid masks.
Photo Ana Lorena

Like a spring flower, Cuba blossoms again.

COVID-19 nearly eliminated in Cuba

By the end of 2021, all Cubans will be vaccinated against Covid, and most Cubans will have had booster shots. Cuba will become the first nation totally inoculated against Covid. With the entire population protected, transmission of Covid is negligible.

What are the COVID safety rules for visiting Cuba?

Guests must show proof of vaccination or negative RT-PCR results administered 72 hours before arriving in Cuba. Children under 12 years are exempt from certificates and tests.

There are no other requirements that would interfere with your holiday enjoyment.

Do I have to wear a mask in Cuba?

Cubans wear masks in public to prevent the spread of Covid. The practice is mandatory. Visitors should bring their own supply of masks as they are in short supply.

Naturally, social distancing and Covid hygiene measures are observed.

What happens if I test positive for Covid while in Cuba?

If a visitor catches Covid, Cuban medical professionals will assist and provide excellent treatment. Associated costs are included in your Cuban medical insurance policy included in the ticket price of all flights originating in the United States.

One last step before leaving Cuba – for Uncle Sam

The US requires vaccinated Americans returning from abroad to get a PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Americans must be tested 24 hours before arrival. The cost is $30 USD. Cuba Explorer staff will assist with test arrangements.

What about travel insurance and trip cancellation?

We strongly advise purchasing Travel Interruption and Cancellation insurance. Cuba Explorer insurance options allow you to pick and choose from among America’s top insurance providers.

Cuba Explorer has the best and most generous travel refund and cancellation policies of all tour operators. Travel with Cuba Explorer means you’ll never lose any funds you advance to us. Please see our pro-traveler Terms and Conditions.