If you’ve travelled to Cuba since January 2021, you’re not eligible to participate in the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). You can’t enter or transit the US on an ESTA, and you’ll need to apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy. There’s an ongoing severe shortage of fuel, which is impacting transport and other government services. There’s also a severe shortage of food and drinking water (see ‘Travel’).

We advise:

Exercise a high degree of caution in Cuba overall due to high levels of crime.


We've reviewed our advice for Turkmenistan and continue to advise, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply. You need a visa for Turkmenistan, even if you're only transiting. Get a visa before you arrive, and don't overstay your visa, as there are penalties...

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We've reviewed our travel advice for Angola and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You don't need a visa to visit Angola as a tourist. For all other travel, apply for a visa online with Angola's Serviço de Migração (see 'Travel'). We advise:...

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We've reviewed our advice for Lesotho and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution due to the threat of violent crime. Pay close attention to your personal security and the current health situation. Monitor the media and follow the advice of authorities...

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