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1. Posted by matthijs85 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

matthijs85 has indicated that this thread is about Cuba

I'd like to make a travel Netherlands - Cuba - Latin America - Cuba - Netherlands this summer. More specifically, we want to fly to Cuba, from there to Cancun (Mexico), from there to the south ('til Guatemala or Honduras) and back, flying back to Cuba and flying home from there.

If I´m right, as Dutch citizens we don´t need a visa for the countries in Latin America. However, we do need a visa for Cuba.
We are going in and out of Cuba 2 times with this travel plan.
Do we need two visa for Cuba? Can we get a double entry visa? Or do we need to obtain or visa for the second time entering Cuba from Latin America?

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

The "visa" for Cuba isn't really a visa, it's a simple Tourist Card. By that I mean it isn't something that you apply for with photos, etc. There is no application form. You simply buy it, that's all.

You need a fresh Tourist Card for every entry into Cuba so unfortunately you'll have to purchase another Tourist Card from whatever departure point you're leaving from in Latin America to return to Cuba.

Have fun.


3. Posted by matthijs85 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Thanks! That sounds easy. It seems the ´tourist card´ vendor in the Netherlands is located in Rotterdam. In Cancun there is supposedly one right at the airport.

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

Departing from Europe you may have to purchase the Tourist Card from the closest Embassy, or from certain Travel Agents, or from the Airline, or it might even be supplied with your ticket. It depends entirely on who you are flying with, whether you're on a package deal or flying independently, etc.

It doesn't matter where you're flying from in Mexico, the Caribbean or Central/South America - you can purchase the Tourist Card right at the airport. Everyone on your flight will be doing the same thing.

Cuba is an interesting country...have fun...


PS Here's a great resource in your own country:

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jan-2013, at 13:47 by CheersT ]

5. Posted by Jorgeguide (Budding Member 17 posts) 4y

Cuba is more than interesting. It is unique

Hi Terry. How is life?

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 4y

Recuperating with a broken leg from early last November right now Jorge, then off to Argentina/Uruguay next week for a month, then back to Cuba in March for work. Can hardly wait to get away from the snow here...

Happy New Year to you and yours.