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I will be travelling to the USA from Australia (flights booked) in February 2017 and am planning to visit Cuba (flights not yet booked). I would like to know what the easiest and cheapest method of getting into Cuba with a tourist visa is.
I have so far received conflicting information suggesting the following:
Suggested method 1. Once in the USA, travel to Mexico or Canada where I can purchase a Cuban tourist visa, then fly to Cuba (as the USA will apparently not issue a tourist visa)
Suggested method 2. Contact the local Cuban consulate (in Canberra here in Australia) who will issue a tourist visa (we have contacted the consulate and were told they do not do this, but I know others who have obtained Cuban visas this way)
Has anyone had any recent experience travelling to Cuba and obtaining a tourist visa? If so, what method was successful for you?