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Get An American Airlines Cuban Visa Before Your Trip

ViaHero · March 26, 2018

The Cuban government requires visitors from almost every country to obtain a tourist card (sometimes called a visa). It’s a pink or green paper that you must have to enter and exit Cuba. Here’s how to get one. Once you've read the article, feel free to message us any questions directly. 

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    Americans who travel to Cuba through an OFAC approved travel category need a Cuba visa (also called a tourist card). These are valid for 30 days and can be renewed once in Cuba for an additional 30 days.

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    The following guidelines are for passengers who are traveling to Cuba on American Airlines. If you’re traveling on another airline, it will be more helpful to review our general guidelines on the Cuba tourist card/visa.

    When traveling with American Airlines you can purchase the Cuban tourist card at the final airport before you depart  for Cuba. This will be either Charlotte (CLT) or Miami (MIA) airport. You can also order an American Airlines Cuban visa directly from Cuba Visa Services, they offer a package specifically for American Airlines passengers.  If you are in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, or Alaska you must purchase your American Airlines Cuban visa at the airport because Cuba Visa Services does not ship to those locations.

    The American Airlines Cuban visa costs $85.

    Your Cuba visa/tourist card will be pink. The color signifies that you are entering Cuba from the United States. Since American Airlines flights to Cuba go directly from Charlotte and Miami, you must have the pink tourist card regardless of your citizenship.

    Once you have your tourist card, fill it out completely. Keep it with your passport and don’t lose it! You’ll need it to clear customs when you arrive in Cuba and again when you depart.

    Still have questions about how to get an American Airlines Cuban visa or tourist card? Our local Cuban travel planners are here to help. Message us to get started. And before your trip, make sure to check out:

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