Cuba holiday CRISIS: Britons warned to take THIS to airport or risk
being refused entry
CUBA holidays have spiked in popularity this year with a British tourist
boom, but there's one critical addition you'll need to your trip.
By CLAUDIA CUSKELLY
PUBLISHED: 12:42, Wed, Jun 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02, Wed, Jun 7, 2017
Over a third of Brits (37 per cent) are more interested in travel to
Cuba now than they were two years ago according to research.
Tourism has soared on the island in recent years – particularly since
relations between Cuba and the US started to thaw in 2014.
In 2016, a record four million tourists visited Cuba – a 13 per cent
increase on the previous year.
This year the Cuban Ministry of Tourism predicts that number will rise
by 100,000 visitors.
With more flights from the UK than ever, now is the perfect time to
visit the Caribbean island nation for sun, sand and sea.
But if you're jetting off for your Cuban holiday, you must take a
tourist card with you.
The UK's Foreign Office (FCO) warns British holidaymakers to obtain a
card before you travel, or you won't be allowed to enter the country.
This special tourist visa can be purchased online before you leave.
The FCO said: "Make sure you get the right visa for your visit. As well
as tourist visas, there are other visa categories for different types of
"For more information and advice about visas, contact the Cuban Embassy."
That's not the only compulsory document you'll need to produce at customs.
Travellers also require travel insurance for holidays to Cuba.
The FCO explained: "You must take out comprehensive travel and medical
insurance before you travel.
"You will be expected to present your insurance policy on arrival in the
Your passport must only be valid for the duration of your stay.
There's also an airport tax you'll have to pay at a cost of 25 Cuban
convertible pesos (£1.29).
This tax should be built into your airline ticket but the FCO advises
travellers to check with your carrier if there's any doubt.
Most visits to Cuba by Britons are trouble free.
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