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Cuba Visa

  • 01-06-2023 10:43am
    Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭


    I'm looking into visiting Cuba in November via Miami.

    It looks like tourism isn't allowed at the moment!

    Has anyone been there recently on a holiday?




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,648 ✭✭✭endofrainbow

    I'd fly from Europe to avoid connecting in the US (unless that's your location). Plenty of flights from Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Munich etc.

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,210 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    You may want to check it out further but you may be precluded from the ESTA system for US travel in future if you travel to Cuba. You'll have to make visa appointments at the embassy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭Happyhouse22

    Currently in Cuba, flew via Toronto so not sure about the visa from America.

    Have met multiple Americans here all who flew direct from the US so shouldn’t be a problem.

    I don’t think the ESTA thing applies to Cuba. Only countries like Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan..

    Edit - I think they travel,on the premise of supporting the Cuban people

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,210 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    Looks like you are ineligible for future ESTA use if you travel to Cuba. Something to keep in mind anyway in case it would cause you bother down the line if you travel to the US regularly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭lynchie

    How does Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism impact my travel to the United States using my approved ESTA?

    If a traveler is found to have visited a country designated as State Sponsor of Terrorism, the traveler is no longer eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program and must apply for a visa to enter the United States.

    It's listed alright and covers anyone traveling since it was redesignated a state sponsor in Jan 21

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  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭Happyhouse22

    Sorry didn’t know that - to be honest hadn’t done too much research into it as I am no longer eligible for an ESTA anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,630 ✭✭✭Aint Eazy Being Cheezy

    Well f-ck it anyways. I was in Cuba in 2009 and the USA in 2019, I was able to get an ESTA that time. Does this mean I’m now ineligible and have to go the embassy if I want to go to America again?

  • Registered Users Posts: 51,054 ✭✭✭✭Professey Chin

    Was in Cuba in 2019 and only got a new ESTA and was in the states last year. Had no issues with it.

    Flew through france in 2019 but most Americans there just put their travel as charity work.

    You do need to get a visa for travel from the Cuban embassy (think they're still on Pearse Street)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭lynchie

    It only affects those traveling to Cuba since jan 2021.

  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭Happyhouse22

    Air Canada provide a tourist card on their flights do need for visa when flying with them

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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,210 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    Sorry, I have no idea. I've never had to apply for a visa. Just got the ESTA any time I went over.