Cuba

As if our nonstop service into Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguîn wasn't exciting enough, JetBlue is proud to add daily service to Cuba's capital from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and New York City (JFK).

The JetBlue experience you know and love is available to and from Cuba! Our nonstop routes from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to great Cuban destinations serve as the ideal connection between Cuba and our customers.

Enjoy service between Cuba and the following cities:

New York (JFK) and Havana
Orlando (MCO) and Havana
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Havana, Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín

For everything you need to know before you book, check the frequently asked questions below!

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Origin Destination
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Camaguey (CMW)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Havana (HAV)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Holguin (HOG)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Santa Clara (SNU)
New York (JFK) Havana (HAV)
Orlando (MCO) Havana (HAV)
Travelers must qualify for one of two licenses, or authorizations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), to travel to Cuba.

1) Specific license: Are issued only in certain cases to the traveler directly by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). JetBlue customers will need to provide the specific license number at time of booking.

2) General licenseopens in a PDF: Most U.S. travelers will qualify for this license. A general license means travelers do not have to seek approval from the U.S. government before traveling to Cuba as long as they fall within OFAC’s 12 reasons for travel below.

For more information about on people-to-people travel and other general license categories, visit the OFAC FAQ pageopens in a PDF.

When you book a flight to Cuba on jetblue.com, you will be asked to select from one of these categories as a reason for travel:

1) I am a Cuban National and resident of Cuba
2) Educational activities, including people-to-people exchanges open to everyone
3) Professional research and professional meetings
4) Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions and exhibitions
5) Religious activities
6) Humanitarian projects
7) Journalistic activities
8) Family visits
9) Activities in Cuba by private foundations, or research or educational institutes
10) Support for the Cuban people
11) Exportation, importation, or transmission of information technologies or materials
12) Certain authorized export transactions including agricultural and medical products, and tools, equipment and construction supplies for private use
13) Official business of the US government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
14) Specific license

For U.S. and non-Cuban foreign residents:
  • A U.S. passport that’s valid for the entire length of stay.
  • Health insurance: The Cuban government requires all visitors to have health insurance that covers the territory of Cuba; for U.S. citizens, this means local Cuban health insurance. When purchasing your JetBlue ticket to Cuba, Cuban health insurance provided by ESICUBA and administered by Asistur is automatically included in the cost of your fare. Terms and conditions of the health insurance can be accessed from the ESICUBA website, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue.

Plus one of the following visas:

  • Cuban tourist visa, which is sufficient for only certain categories of OFAC-permitted travel, can be purchased from JetBlue at a "gateway airport" (the final airport before departing the U.S.) for $50 per person. Customer will need their passport, boarding pass and a major credit card to buy the Cuban tourist visa.

OR

  • Other visa types, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue, which must be obtained prior to travel via the Cuban Consulate.
  • Customers must contact the Cuban consulate in Washington, DC, to determine what type of visa will be required.
For Cuban Nationals with U.S. residence:

The required documents depend on when you left Cuba: before or after December 31, 1970.

If BEFORE:

  • A U.S. passport that’s valid for the entire length of stay
  • A HE-11 visa, which can be obtained through the Cuban Consulate and takes four to six weeks to process
  • Health insurance: The Cuban government requires all visitors to have health insurance that covers the territory of Cuba; for U.S. citizens, this means local Cuban health insurance. When purchasing your JetBlue ticket to Cuba, Cuban health insurance provided by Asistur is automatically included in the cost of your fare (a $25 surcharge). Terms and conditions of the health insurance can be accessed from the ESICUBA website, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue.

If AFTER:

  • A Cuban passport with the appropriate "Habilitacíon" authorization and Prorroga sticker
  • (Please contact the Cuban Consulate for details on how to obtain a "Habilitacíon" authorization and a Prorroga sticker)
  • Health insurance: The Cuban government requires all visitors to have health insurance that covers the territory of Cuba; for U.S. citizens, this means local Cuban health insurance. When purchasing your JetBlue ticket to Cuba, Cuban health insurance provided by ESICUBA and administered by Asistur is automatically included in the cost of your fare (a $25 surcharge). Terms and conditions of the health insurance can be accessed from the ESICUBA website, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue.
For Cuban Residents:
  • A Cuban passport with the appropriate "Habilitacíon" authorization and Prorroga sticker
  • (Please contact the Cuban Consulate for details on how to obtain a "Habilitacíon" authorization and a Prorroga sticker)
  • Residence of re-entry permit issued by Cuba
  • Health insurance: JetBlue automatically includes the cost of Cuban health insurance (a $25 surcharge) in the fare, but Cuban residents can request a refund directly from ESCUBA. Terms and conditions of the health insurance may be accessed from the ESICUBA website, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue.

Yes, it’s possible to book one-way travel via jetblue.com; however, during check-in, all visitors to Cuba must present proof of return or onward travel in order to travel to Cuba.

We recommend arriving at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.

  • Each customer may check a total of three (3) bags or boxes.
  • Each bag/box must NOT exceed 80 inches (203.2 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or CANNOT exceed 99 pound (44.9 kilograms).
  • Boxes must be factory sealed.
  • Boxes will not be allowed on flights departing between: November 16, 2017 – January 15, 2018.
  • Checked bags/boxes that are up to 50 pounds (22.73 kilos) or 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) will be accepted for check-in. Overweight and/or oversize baggage fees will be applied.
  • For information on bikes and surfboards, please check Sporting Equipment.

Please refer to the Cuban customs, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue site for policies on allowances, restrictions and limitations.

Yes, your cat or dog can travel to Cuba as long as they have the travel requirements and documentations, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue which includes details on how to obtain a household pet declaration and certificate from the Cuban Consulate. Please note: All entry requirements for pets (dogs and cats) also apply to service/emotional support animals.