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Canadian Travelling to Cuba from the US

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Canadian Travelling to Cuba from the US

My husband is a US resident but a Canadian. We are meeting in Cuba (I am flying from Toronto, he is flying from San Francisco via Miami). Does he need to get any special visa ahead of time? I initially didn't think he would since he's Canadian but now I'm starting to second guess myself. TIA.

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1. Re: Canadian Travelling to Cuba from the US

Almost everyone flying from the US to Cuba has to follow the same process.

See FAQ #19 https:/…

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2. Re: Canadian Travelling to Cuba from the US

To fly from the USA, he will need to sign a statement that he complies with one of the 12 categories for a general licence under the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He will obtain his tourist card from the airline, or from an agency that works with the airline. In most cases, the tourist card can be bought at the airport in Miami, or it can be ordered in advance. He should check with the airline that he plans to fly with.

The only difference between the tourist card you will get and the one he needs is the colour. His will be pink, indicating that it was issued by the Cuban Consulate in the USA. Yours will be green.

There is a detailed explanation of travel from USA to Cuba at FAQ #19 at the following link:


Edit: ps. John beat me to it with posting the link.

Edited: 12:15 pm, March 30, 2017
3. Re: Canadian Travelling to Cuba from the US

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