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List of 27 countries that you can visit visa free with a Cuban passport in 2022

Cuba’s passport is ranked 79th globally in terms of freedom of movement. Cuban citizens enjoy visa-free travel, along with visa on arrival and eVisa options to more than 60 countries worldwide. But, Cuban passport holders must apply for a visa for the rest of the countries before entering. 

Where Can Cubans Travel Without a Visa?

If you are a passport holder from Cuba, you can visit any of these countries without having to apply for a visa before traveling:

CountryAllowed stay
Antigua and Barbuda1 month
Barbados28 days
Belarus30 days
Botswana90 days
Dominica21 days
Gambia90 days
Grenada60 days
Guyana90 days
Indonesia30 days
Malaysia90 days
Micronesia30 days
Moldova90 days
Mongolia90 days
Montenegro30 days
Namibia3 months
North Macedonia90 days
Qatar30 days
Russia90 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis3 months
Saint Lucia6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1 month
Serbia90 days
Singapore30 days
Trinidad and Tobago90 days
Uzbekistan30 days
Vanuatu30 days

When you enter any visa-free country, make sure you have an up-to-date passport. Usually, your passport must be valid for six months after returning to Cuba, but this requirement is different in every country. Additionally, you need to make sure you have valid travel insurance when you travel internationally since some countries have made travel insurance mandatory regardless of whether you need a visa or not.

Where Can Cuban Citizens Travel With an eVisa?

You can go to the following countries with an eVisa if you are a Cuban citizen: 

CountryAllowed stay
Angola30 days
Armenia120 days
Azerbaijan30 days
Bahrain30 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Cambodia30 days
Djibouti31 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Gabonup to 6 months
Georgia90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
India60 days
Iran15 days
Kenya3 months
Laos30 days
Lesotho30 days
Madagascar90 days
Pakistan30 days
Rwanda30 days
Sao Tome and Principe30 days
South Sudanup to 6 months
Sri Lanka30 days
Suriname90 days
Tajikistan45 days
Tanzania90 days
Uganda90 days
Vietnam30 days
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe3 months

You can get an eVisa by applying online for your permit. In most cases, local embassies and consulate offices will have the eVisa link on their website and instructions to attach your required documents. Because the whole process from application to receiving the visa is done online, you also have to pay the visa fee online. 

Cuba Visa on Arrival Countries 

You can receive a visa when you arrive in any of the following countries with a Cuban passport:

CountryAllowed stay
Armenia120 days
Bangladesh30 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Bolivia90 days
Burkina Faso1 month
Cambodia30 days
Cape Verde90 days
Comoros45 days
Egypt30 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Iran15 days
Kenya3 months
Laos30 days
Madagascar90 days
Maldives30 days
Marshall Islands90 days
Mauritania30 days
Mauritius60 days
Mozambique30 days
Nepal90 days
Palau30 days
Rwanda30 days
Samoa60 days
Senegalup to 1 month
Seychelles3 months
Somalia30 days
Sri Lanka30 days
Tanzania90 days
Timor-Leste30 days
Togo7 days
Tuvalu1 month
Uganda90 days
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe3 months

Visas on arrival are issued the moment you arrive at your destination country. There is usually a specific section in the airport where you can apply for your visa once you go through the security check. The requirements for a visa on arrival change, but the essential documentation include:

  • Passport
  • Proof of travel insurance
  • Evidence of financial means 
  • Visa application form 
  • Visa payment

You will receive the application form and the payment slip at the airport. 

Which Countries Require Cuban Citizens to Have a Visa?

You must apply for a visa if you want to visit the countries listed below with a Cuban passport:

AustriaHaitiPapua New Guinea
Bosnia and HerzegovinaIrelandPortugal
BruneiItalySan Marino
BulgariaJamaicaSaudi Arabia
BurundiJapanSierra Leone
Central African RepublicKiribatiSolomon Islands
ChadNorth KoreaSouth Africa
ChileSouth KoreaSpain
Republic of the CongoLatviaSwitzerland
Democratic Republic of the CongoLebanonSyria
Costa RicaLiberiaThailand
Co´te d'IvoireLibyaTonga
Czech RepublicLuxembourgTurkmenistan
Dominican RepublicMaliUnited Arab Emirates
EcuadorMaltaUnited Kingdom
El SalvadorMexicoUnited States
Equatorial GuineaMonacoUruguay
FinlandNew Zealand

Follow the instructions below when applying for a travel visa:

  1. Find an official visa office. You first need to find an official visa office in Cuba representing your destination country. Then, you have to contact the embassy/consulate and make an appointment to submit your application and attend a visa interview. Some embassies can book an appointment online or submit your application online and only ask you to attend the interview in person. 
  2. Prepare your documents. You have to prepare a list of required documents when you apply for a visa. The list changes depending on what type of visa you are applying for and which country you are visiting, but it usually includes:
  3. Submit your application. Once you assemble all the documents, make sure you translate and certify any certificates or required records. Then, you can submit your application on the day of your appointment, attend the visa interview, and wait for a reply. If your application is successful, you will receive a visa valid for 90 days (or more depending on your visa type), and you are free to enter your destination country. 
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