Cuba Visa and Passport Requirements

Documents and Visa for Cuba: MSC Armonia

All travel requirements to enter Cuba
All travel requirements to enter Cuba

Passengers embarking and disembarking from Miami - MSC Armonia Cruises
Documents required: 
- Passport with 6 months of remaining validity
- Cuba Special  Visa (will be sold/delivered onboard ship )
- Medical Insurance. 

A Cuban Special Visa (Tarjeta) is required to visit Cuba and will be delivered to your cabin before your arrival in Havana. The cost of the visa will be charged to your cabin account (each passenger* will need a visa, also children of any age).

This Visa is available only in the USA and has a different colour from the traditional Tarjeta. For 14-night cruises, 2 visas are required.

The following cost will be charged directly to your on-board account:

• Guests booked through the US office: 75 USD
• All other guests*: 50 USD
*including nationalities normally entitled to receive Tarjeta free of charge upon arrival in Havana
Immigration Information
The following countries, travelling on this cruise must have a Cuban People to People Visa, available onboard the ship at a cost:
Russia, Belarus, Vietnam, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Benin, Namibia, Grenada, St Vincent and Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Barbados, Dominica. 
The following countries, instead, have to be provided also of  a pre-issued Visa  issued by any Cuban Embassy/Consulate:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam. In case of guests of these nationalities with a Diplomatic passport: please contact in advance OCC for feedback.
Passport holders are allowed to enter Cuba with the People to People Visa/ Tarjeta  for the only time of permanence of ship in Cuba; same is valid for one Entry /one Exit only.  
For avoidance of doubt, the Tarjeta is not a sticker to be applied on the passport but a separate paper to be shown at the  Port of Immigration together with Travel Insurance.
All passengers must be provided of Medical Insurance valid for all ports of itinerary covering costs and expenses of repatriation to the country of origin in case of injury, death and any other type of risk.  
Should Passengers undertake a Medical Insurance offered by a State Social Security System or Private Company, an appropriate written certification must be disclosed in support of such insurance coverage preferably in Spanish or, alternatively, in English. 
The Use of ATM (Automatic Teller Machines) is extremely limited in Cuba and credit cards are accepted only in few places.  
For the transit in the ports of Jamaica/Cayman Islands/Mexico/Honduras/Belize, no local Visa is required regardless the nationality of passengers provided that the duration of the transit is max 24 hours with arrival/departure on the same vessel.    
Final notes:    
Please note that passengers with Cuban origin or who were born in Cuba have to prior verify if allowed to embark on the cruise ship, depending on the date of arrival in the USA or any other foreign country.  Same or similar restrictions may apply for Cuban passengers with Cuban passport in possession of an official Residence Permit released by any country. Violation may create serious problems with local Immigration Authorities.



Due to the late evening arrival of some incoming flights and the time taken to complete customs procedures, the delivery of some luggage to the ship may be delayed.


To ensure a comfortable start to your cruise, we invite you to carry all items you may need for the first night on board (nightclothes, toiletries, medicines, nappies, etc.) in your hand luggage. Please note that shower gel and shampoo are provided in all cabins.


Please also remember to correctly attach the luggage tags provided in your Cruise E-ticket to your luggage before reaching the airport.