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What is a tourist visa and how can you get it 100% online?

Apr 24 , 2023

A tourist visa for travel to Cuba is for the exclusive use of foreign citizens for the purpose of tourism in Cuba.

This document must be presented by the traveler upon entering and leaving Cuba. This visa is valid for one entry into Cuban territory, for ninety days and can be extended for the same period only once. This allows the stay in Cuba for a total of 180 days.

There are two different types of tourist visas for travel to Cuba:

  • The Blue color Tourist visa, identified in the same way with the green color. It is useful and intended for all travelers who need a tourist visa.
  • The Pink Tourist Visa It is aimed at every traveler entering Cuba from the United States on direct or transit flights.

Both types of visas are similar and differ only in color and price since the pink visa has a slightly higher cost than the blue visa.

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This option, known as tourist visa or tourist card, will only be required by people who wish to travel to Cubabut were not born within its territory.

It can only be used once and is valid for 30 days after entering Cuban territory. There is also the possibility of obtaining an extension valid for an additional 30 days For minors this visa is required even if they are included in the passports of their parents or legal guardians.

In order to submit your tourist visa application, you will need to present the following documents

  1. Color photocopy of the main page of the foreign passport.
  2. Visa application form completed and signed.

Opapeleo provides this service using a 100% online system in order to perform the procedure. If you prefer the telephone Opapeleo is the only agency operating seven days a week from 8AM to 8PM; you can apply by calling 202-800-4141. In any case, Opapeleo is located 150 meters away from the Cuban Consulate in Washington DC and is willing to assist you, simplifying your process.

For online applications please select the Tourist Visa option on our website, Opapeleo will automatically issue the consular form required by the Cuban authorities and we will store it for you. After completing the requested information and checking whether it is correct, you will need to proceed with the payment. The procedure requires 1 business day once all the documentation has been received in our offices. Moreover, in Opapeleo we notify by SMS and email every step of the process.

Other facts about the tourist visa

As from November 1, 2020, the validity of the tourist visa was extended to ninety days of stay in the national territory, being extendable only once for the same period. This extends the stay of visitors. This was announced by Juan Carlos García Granada, Cuban Minister of Tourism, on his Twitter account.

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