You need a valid passport to travel to Cuba. To apply for a passport, visit the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website.
As part of the Obama initiative to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, the first direct commercial flight to Cuba in nearly 60 years took off on August 31, 2016. Although many of Obama’s changes have been rolled back by the current administration, many American airlines still offer direct service to Cuba (for those traveling in one of the 12 legal categories). Current airlines with flights from the U.S. include: American, JetBlue, Delta, and United. There are also still many daily charter flights from Miami which can be booked with the help of a Cuba travel agent. Once you are registered with PlazaCUBA, we can help you find the best option.
All PlazaCUBA tours meet the requirements for legal travel in the educational people-to-people category. Our schedule complies with the rules and we will supply you with the necessary documentation to show your legal status.
You are required to have a visa to enter Cuba. There are different types of visas, including educational and tourist visas. Most American travelers are entering Cuba with a tourist visa which can be purchased from the travel agency or airline company that books your flight. The visa can be purchased in advance or at your boarding gate, and costs between $75-100. Visas are normally good for 30 days. Find information about securing a Cuban visa on the airline website or from your travel agent.
All PlazaCUBA tours meet the legal travel requirements under the educational people-to-people travel category.