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1. Posted by akriti (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Hi
i am planning to do Cuba then south america and then back to Hong Kong Via USA. If i get my passport stamped in Cuba, does it affect my entry in USA, means will it be a problem for my entering in the USA. I will probably stay few days in the USA too.

Travel experts please advise!!thanks

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Wow!!!
Good question!!
I was in Cuba, with my current passport. There is no stamp at all, in it, from the Cuban immigration. They just gave me a tourist card, on the way in. I think they took it back, on the way out. I dont know if it is the same, for citizens, of all countries. Maybe u could ask them not to stamp your passport, but I am not certain this is possible.

Mel

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Did Cuba on the way to Mexico and the US back in April 2005 and my passport wasn't stamped.
Probably standard practice because of the US's stance.

Anthony

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

I'm pretty sure I had my passport stamped in Cuba. I also travelled to the US the next year without problems. I think it's only US citizens who aren't allowed to travel to Cuba; the rest of us can still enter the US with a Cuban stamp in our passports. Mind, I'm speaking from personal experience and not US law...

5. Posted by akriti (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Thanks a lot!!

so i think i better not have my passport stamped...and play safe right!

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting akriti

Thanks a lot!!

so i think i better not have my passport stamped...and play safe right!

I guess that is not something you have control over. But if you have an immigration card you will have a better change that only the card itself will be stamped.