The idea of travel is a possibility that Cubans explore every year, especially trying to evade the worsening economic crisis that the island is experiencing, drowning in a sea of fruitless decisions and the hopeless year 2024.
Specifically, as of this new year, the Cuban passport ranks 134th in the world, according to its statistics. VisaGuide Passport Index.
The list revealed that Cubans in 2024 will need an entry visa for 149 countries, and will have freedom of access to only 28 destinations.
Visa exemption agreements existing between different countries allow citizens to travel freely among themselves, without the need for a visa, as long as their stay is short. The visa policy varies depending on the country and purpose of the trip.
Most of the countries to which Cubans do not require a visa They are one of the extinct Soviet republics, such as Belarus, Montenegro, Moldova and the Russian Federation. In Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Gambia are included.
In previous years, citizens with a Cuban passport could travel without a visa to Serbia, but this country decided to do so in April 2023. Cancellation of free visa for Cubans Holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports.
For the Asia and Oceania region, Cubans can travel without requiring a visa to the Cook Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Niue, Qatar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Vanuatu and Uzbekistan.
In Latin America, the list reflects that Cuba has free visas for Nicaragua and Guyana. The list also includes a group of Caribbean islands, including the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
In the Latin American region, Cuba is only surpassed by Haiti in terms of countries with less powerful passports. Citizens of the neighboring Caribbean country have visa-free entry to only 16 countries.
Meanwhile, in the opposite position is Chile – in 41st place – which has visa-free entry to 124 countries, a number very close to many European countries, which top the ranking.
The United States ranks 39th, with visa-free access to 144 destinations.
For its part, the Spanish passport is considered very desirable by many Cubans who can access it via Democratic Memory Law (Descendants Law)approved in 2022, holds first place in the rankings with free entry for 106 countries.
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