Flying to Cuba from Canada? Visa?

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    Feb 28, 2013 6:37 PM GMT
    Hi,

    I'm thinking of going to Cuba for spring break with some friends. Thing is, I heard that a tourist card is mandatory to enter the country but that apparently it is provided on the airplane.
    We will be flying from Montreal with French passports.
    So how does it work? Will the tourist card really be given to us on the plane?



    Thanks


    Edit: we're also going to an all inclusive destination so is the tourist card included in the "all inclusive"?
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    Mar 03, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    I assume that with French passport you mean one from France?

    Personally I'd contact the French consulate and see what they say, and the travel agency or company putting the trip together. From what friends have told me, you get one on the plane (either when you board or land) -- but these are from friends with Canadian passports. I'm not sure if things are different for other citizens (like French).
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    Mar 03, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    Davidolce saidHi,

    I'm thinking of going to Cuba for spring break with some friends. Thing is, I heard that a tourist card is mandatory to enter the country but that apparently it is provided on the airplane.
    We will be flying from Montreal with French passports.
    So how does it work? Will the tourist card really be given to us on the plane?



    Thanks


    Edit: we're also going to an all inclusive destination so is the tourist card included in the "all inclusive"?


    If you can get yourself entered into an educational program that is going to Cuba for cultural purposes, you can get a visa through the US.