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 licenses: Are issued only in certain cases to the traveler directly by OFAC. JetBlue customers will need to provide the specific license number at the time of booking.

2) General licensesopens in a PDF: OFAC has authorized people to travel to Cuba under one of twelve “general license” categories. Individuals who meet the requirements of one of the twelve general license categories do not need to apply to OFAC.

For more information about 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:

a) I am a Cuban National and resident of Cuba
b) I have a specific license

Or one of the following twelve general licenses:

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

For information about recent changes to U.S. regulations on Cuba travel, see the OFAC FAQsopens in a PDF. Customers should also continue to check www.treasury.gov opens in a new window and www.state.gov, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBluefor additional information as it becomes available.

For U.S. and non-Cuban foreign residents:
  • A 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 (English version), link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue Cuban health insurance provided by ESICUBA is valid for only 30 calendar days from the date of entry into Cuba. If you are staying longer in Cuba, you must purchase additional insurance to cover that period. Although JetBlue is facilitating the purchase of this required Cuban health insurance, JetBlue bears no liability and all matters regarding the insurance policy's terms and limits, and health care in Cuba, are solely between the customer and ESICUBA. .

Plus one of the following visas (unless you hold a passport from a country that has a visa waiver agreement with Cuba):

  • A 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. Customers will need their passports, boarding passes and a major credit card to buy the Cuban tourist visa. U.S. citizens and citizens from third countries traveling to Cuba from a U.S. gateway airport who qualify for a Cuban tourist visa must have the pink tourist visa issued in the United States (that visa can be purchased from JetBlue). Green tourist visas issued in third countries are not valid to enter Cuba from a U.S. gateway.

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 including business, journalism and other special visas (but not tourist visas) are issued at the Cuban Consulate in Washington, DC, and must be obtained prior to travel.
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. Cuban health insurance provided by ESICUBA is valid for only 30 calendar days from the date of entry into Cuba. If you are staying longer in Cuba, you must purchase additional insurance to cover that period. Although JetBlue is facilitating the purchase of this required Cuban health insurance, JetBlue bears no liability and all matters regarding the insurance policy's terms and limits, and health care in Cuba, are solely between the customer and ESICUBA.

If AFTER:

  • A Cuban passport with the appropriate "Habilitacíon" authorization and Prorroga sticker obtained through the Cuban Consulate
  • 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. Cuban health insurance provided by ESICUBA is valid for only 30 calendar days from the date of entry into Cuba. If you are staying longer in Cuba, you must purchase additional insurance to cover that period. Although JetBlue is facilitating the purchase of this required Cuban health insurance, JetBlue bears no liability and all matters regarding the insurance policy's terms and limits, and health care in Cuba, are solely between the customer and ESICUBA.
For Cuban Residents:
  • A Cuban passport with the appropriate "Habilitacíon" authorization and 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 five (5) 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.
  • Customers will NOT be allowed to check more than 3 bags or any boxes between November 16th & January 15th, 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.

With very few exceptions, U.S. credit and debit cards do not currently work in Cuba. Please bring enough cash to last your entire trip. U.S. Dollars can be exchanged into Cuban convertible currency (CUC) at most airports, hotels, and exchange houses. Source: https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/traveling-to-cuba/, link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as JetBlue

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