The Republic of Cuba
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Cuba?
Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport do not need a visa to enter Cuba for tourism purposes for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days.
Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport need a visa to enter Cuba for business purposes.
Holders of Canadian Permanent Residency status (e.g. Canadian Landed Immigrants) with a current and valid PR card and a current and valid passport do not require a visa to visit Cuba as tourists for less than 30 days. You must produce a valid passport and valid Permanent Residence Card as proof of permanent residency.
PERMANENT RESIDENTS who are in doubt about the Cuban policy of visa-free travel should CONTACT THEIR AIRLINE for further details.
NOTE TO U.S.A. CITIZENS: Persons travelling on a US passport do not require a visa to enter Cuba for tourism purposes for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. Cuba welcomes US tourists. Cuban immigration officials do not stamp passports, so there is no record of entry to or exit from Cuba recorded in the passport. US law forbids US citizens to freely travel to Cuba and to spend any money.
NOTE TO PERSONS BORN IN CUBA: Cubans who are now nationals of another country, but left Cuba after 1970, must enter Cuba using their Cuban passport.
For more information about travel conditions in the Caribbean, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.