How to Get Your JetBlue Cuba Visa at the Airport
Updated November 9, 2017
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 notes information about you and your travels like your date of entry into Cuba. You must have it to enter and exit Cuba. It sounds complicated, but it’s actually very simple. Follow the steps below to get your JetBlue Cuba visa.
By the way, Americans can still travel to Cuba despite recent changes to Cuba travel policy. A legal trip is just a matter of making sure you know what's changed and how it affects your plans. ViaHero has you covered with the latest updates on Cuba travel policies in these recent articles:
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Americans who travel to Cuba on an OFAC general license need a Cuba visa/tourist card. These are valid for 30 days and can be renewed once in Cuba for an additional 30 days.
The following guidelines are for the Cuban tourist card for those flying on JetBlue. If you’re traveling on an airline other than JetBlue, it will be more helpful to review our general guidelines on the Cuba tourist card/visa.
When traveling with JetBlue you can purchase the Cuban tourist card at the final airport before you depart the United States for $50. You’ll need the following items in order to get your JetBlue Cuba visa:
- Boarding pass
- Credit/debit card
Your tourist card will be pink. The color signifies that you are entering Cuba from the United States. Since JetBlue flights to Cuba go directly from New York, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale to Cuba, you must have the pink tourist card regardless of which country issued your passport or which country you departed from initially.
Once you have your JetBlue Cuba visa in hand, fill it out completely and legibly. Then store it with your passport and don’t lose it! You will need it in order to depart Cuba; if you lose it then you’ll lose at least a day trying to get a new one.