Cuba visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Cuban Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe citizens can visit Cuba with a tourist card for a duration of 30 days.
  • Visitors from Zimbabwe can also extend their stay once by a month, by applying at the Immigration Department. Overstaying the stay duration will attract a fine.
  • Prospective visitors to Cuba are required to have a passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the expected date of entry into Cuba.
  • Minors planning to enter the country must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • In Cuba, tourists are advised to bring along cash while travelling. The Cuban government requires that travellers declare cash amounts of over 5,000 USD.
  • Zimbabweans coming into Cuba with US Dollars should note that the Government of Cuba charges a 10 per cent fee for all US Dollar cash conversions. This does not apply to electronic transactions or cash conversions in other currencies.
  • The export of Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) is strictly prohibited, regardless of the amount. When departing Cuba, Zimbabwe citizens may export up to the equivalent of 5,000 USD. Anyone wishing to export more than this amount must prove that the currency was acquired legitimately from a Cuban bank.
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in Cuba.
  • Confirmation of accommodation during their stay in Cuba which could be in the form of a hotel reservation will be required.
  • Visitors hoping to travel to Cuba can do so from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Airlines that intending visitors can board from Zimbabwe to Cuba include Turkish Airlines, Air Zimbabwe, KLM, Kenya Airways, Air Namibia.
  • Flight duration from Harare to Havana, Cuba is 1 day, 4 hours and 1 day 6 hour from Bulawayo.
  • Christianity is the dominating religion in Cuba, precisely Roman Catholicism and the protestants.
  • Cuba has two currencies which include the local currency or Cuban Peso, and the Cuban Convertible Currency or Cuban currency for tourists. Cuban currency is considered a closed currency, which means Kenyans are only able to exchange their Shillings for the CUC once they arrive, either at the airport currency exchange desk or other exchange outlets.
  • The climate in Cuba is tropical, with a dry and relatively cool season from November to Mid-April, and a rainy and muggy season from late April to early November. The climate is fairly uniform from one area to the other.
  • Languages spoken in Cuba include the Cuban Spanish, Haitian Creole, Lucumi, Galician and Corsican. Cuban Spanish is the most popular, with an estimate of 11 million speakers.
  • Cuba uses the Cuba Daylight Time (GMT-4), which puts Zimbabwe six hours ahead in time.
  • Tourists travelling to Cuba can budget about $60 to spend per day on expenses.
  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Museum of the Revolution and Beth Shalom's Synagogue are some of the tourist attractions in Cuba.
  • In Cuba, the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C and L. The standard voltage is 110/220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Transportation in Cuba can be made possible with buses and taxis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency is used in Cuba?
Cuba uses a dual currency with one type of money reserved for tourists and one for locals. The Cuban Convertible Peso, referred to as CUC (pronounced “cook”) is the currency available for visitors while Cuban Pesos is what the locals use. Note that you can only get CUC in Cuba and the bill is identified with the pictures of monuments on them.

What are the accommodation options for foreigners in Cuba?
There are government hotels and resorts in Cuba for travelers to lodge in. Beach areas have good resorts for guests too. There are also colonial hotels available to foreigners.

How expensive is traveling to Cuba?
Just about everything related to your travel to Cuba would require heavy payment. It is very important to always have cash with you and not rely on credit cards.

How is the internet access in Cuba?
Internet access is very limited in Cuba including services at the hotels. This will discourage plans to work remotely. You can get Wi-Fi hotspots but the connections would usually remain poor.