COVID-19 tests when visiting Cuba from England

Find out what tests you'll need to arrange before you depart.

Cuba is not on the UK government red list, and comes under "Rest of world". If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to take a pre-departure test to re-enter England (excludes children aged 18 and under), pre-book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests for after your return, and can additionally choose to take a day 5 "Test to release", which, if negative, will mean you can end your self-isolation at that point (you will still need to take the day 8 test, however). If you have been fully vaccinated*, you must simply arrange a day 2 test for after your return from Cuba (these must be booked and paid for before you arrive in the UK)

Before you go, check the entry requirements for getting into Cuba.

We're updating this page regularly, but still strongly advise that you confirm the latest travel requirements at gov.uk.
* Either as part of the UK vaccine roll-out, under an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the US, or with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Albania, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda,The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Vietnam.
Infographic showing requirements for those arriving into England from non-red-list countries such as Cuba.

COVID-19 statistics in Cuba vs UK

The Caribbean island of Cuba is a fan favourite for holiday makers from all around the world, including Britons, seeking sunshine, culture and colour.

Major tourist attractions:

  • Malecon
  • Vinales Valley
  • National Capitol Building
  • Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Paseo del Prado
  • Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Walking trails, parks and beaches:

  • Zapata National Park
  • Viñales National Park
  • Guanahacabibes National Park
  • Jardines de La Reina National Park
  • Salto Fino Waterfall

Shopping centres and stores:

  • Plaza Los Flamencos
  • Centro Comercial la Puntilla
  • Plaza Carlos lll

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