At the start of November, it was announced that Cuba extended the tourist visa from 30 days to 90 days. This change in time allowance with the tourist visa also comes as the Cuban government prepares a citizenship law that allows the right to have several nationalities.

According to the Havana Times, the Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos García Granda made the announcement before it went live on official pages. In his tweet, García Granda also said that the visa will be “extendable only once for the same period,”. This means that tourists would be able to stay in Cuba for a duration of 180 days maximum. Tourists globally flock to Cuba and so may be greatly welcome the visa change.

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Cuba extends tourist visa:

The fine print:

Until now, the mandatory tourist visa allowed for a maximum of 30 days. This could be extended by one month provided the change was made one week before the passenger’s visa expiration.

The shift from 30 to 90 days encourages more travelers to visit the island and enjoy destinations beyond Havana. The shape of tourism in Cuba may even welcome slow travel trends following the extended tourist visa allowance.

Additionally, the director of Consular Affairs and Attention to Cubans Living Abroad of the Foreign Ministry of Cuba, Ernesto Soberón, announced that the government plans to release a “citizenship law” that “works to promote relations with emigrants.”