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Requirements for foreign journalists to enter Cuba

ATTENTION: Journalists and representatives of foreign media outlets who want to travel to Cuba to cover the activities of ECLAC’s thirty-seventh session must take into account the following instructions provided by that country’s government:​

  1. Even though journalists register previously online (at this link), it is obligatory that they request a press visa at Cuba’s embassies and/or consulates in their countries of residence. Journalists must enter the country with a press visa (D - 6) and not with a tourist card.
  2. They must also declare at Cuba’s embassies and/or consulates permission for the temporary importation of all the equipment that they will bring to carry out their work (see the annexed spreadsheet).

    Before traveling, they must send the spreadsheet duly signed and stamped by the media outlet, sufficiently in advance, to Lázara Cedrón Palacios, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba ( Without that spreadsheet, it is not possible to initiate with the pertinent body the authorization of the temporary importation of equipment (Drones cannot be imported and only 2 hard drives per journalist are allowed). They must also send information regarding the dates of entry and departure, with flight numbers included.   

    If doubts arise regarding how to fill out the spreadsheet, they should contact Lázara Cedrón Palacios.

  3.  Once they arrive in the country, they must get accredited at the International Press Center.

 Note: For any query or clarification, please contact directly:

  • Yusnery Sánchez Rojas, Specialist at the International Press Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba. Telephone: 78320526 ext. 115. Address: Calle 23, No. 152 esq. O. Vedado, Havana, Cuba.
  • Alberto González Casals, Director of the International Press Center.; office: (+53) 78352382, mobile: (+53) 52806841.