How to Fill Up the Advanced Passenger Information Form for Travelling to Cuba

You will need one more step after you get your Cuban Tourist Card: fill out the Advanced Passenger Information (API) form for Cuba. This form is critical to the travel process, and you can only fill it in within two days before arriving in Cuba.

For those using the online portal available at, here’s a step-by-step guide to filling out the API form:

Access the Online Portal


The Cuban Ministry of Transportation manages this official platform for international travellers.

Language Selection (1.)
The website may default to Spanish. If you need another language, look for a language selection option, typically represented by a Translate symbol with a dropdown menu.

language icon on Health declaration form to travel to Cuba


A) Personal Details

Full Name: Enter your first, middle (if applicable), and last name.
Date of Birth: Enter DD/MM/YYYY in the format.
Gender: Select from the available options.
Nationality: Enter your nationality as per your passport.
Passport Details: Enter your passport number, issuing country, and expiration date.

B) Migratory Information

Arrival Date: You can see only two days from today’s date on the system, so you can only do this form within two days of travelling to Cuba.
Flight Details: Include your flight number, departure city, and arrival city in Cuba.
Accommodation in Cuba: Provide details about where you’ll be staying, whether a hotel, a casa particular, or another type of accommodation.

C) Health Information

Some forms might ask about recent travels, vaccination status, or any symptoms related to infectious diseases. Ensure you provide accurate and honest information.

D) Customs Information

Here, you must declare if you bring any goods or more than 5,000 USD in cash.

E) Complete and Finish

As the last step, you must confirm that the submitted information is accurate, a sworn declaration.

F) Form Completed

Here, you will see a reference number, which you should keep for future edits if required—the option to view the PDF to print or save electronically. We recommend printing it out to speed up presenting this document when needed (at check-in and when you arrive in Cuba).


Ensuring your API form for Cuba is filled out correctly is essential for a hassle-free trip. With these steps, you should be well-equipped to tackle this task and enjoy your trip.

*Note: We at do not manage the API page. Always cross-check with the official website or contact relevant Cuban authorities for any updates or changes in the procedure. *