“Cuba is significantly extending the validity of its tourist visa. This has made bleisure and remote work stays noticeably easier and more flexible.”
Since 1 November 2022, tourist visas in Cuba are no longer issued for only 30 days, but for 90. In addition, a tourist visa can be extended once for another 90 days, making long-term stays of six months at a time a reality. This was recently announced by the Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos García Granda, via Twitter.
The Foreign Office in Germany points out that such a “tourist card” must be purchased before entering the country, for example at the Cuban Embassy or some airlines and tour operators. There are also relaxations with regard to Corona: For example, vaccination no longer has to be proven and no negative test has to be presented upon entry. Together with other entry information, everyone only has to submit a declaration on their state of health via the portal D’Viajeros.
The Cuban government apparently wants to make long-term stays easier for foreign tourists. After the pandemic-related slumps in 2020 and 2021, international tourism is to be promoted with new travel trends and offers, among other things.
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