An island nation in the Caribbean sea

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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba?

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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Where exactly is this building located in Cuba?

I'm preparing our next trip to Cuba and seeing some pictures, I've found this one: I suppose it's located in Havana, but cannot find where exactly (address or GPS location). The most significant ...
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Can US citizens go to Cuba freely and vice versa after the recent diplomatic relation restoration?

A recent full diplomatic relation restoration between the US and Cuba took place, does that mean that US citizens can go to Cuba freely and vice versa?
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How reliable is the Cuban public transport network?

I am going on holiday to Cuba for two weeks and would like to do lots of exploring of different areas and towns travelling mostly by bus and possibly train (avoiding air travel where possible). My ...
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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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Are there any cheap ways to get from Jamaica to Cuba?

I'm looking for a flight from Montego Bay to Santiago de Cuba (preferred) or La Havana, but I can't find anything below 400 euros (my trip is one way, at the end of July). Are there any cheap ...
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Florida -> Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Travel to Cuba as dual citizen (USA+other)?

Suppose I am a U.S. citizen with dual citizenship with another country. Citizens of this second country are allowed to travel to Cuba. Suppose further that I live and work outside the United States ...
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Crime rate in Cuba

How/what is the crime rate in Cuba? Is walking around in Havana and travel by car through the country reasonably safe for travellers? Any tips?
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How is the weather in Cuba in January/February/March?

What are the weather conditions in Cuba (and Florida) in January/February/March ? Some statistics etc would be useful.
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Vegetarian dishes in Cuba

I'm going to Cuba in February. As a vegetarian, food is always a challenge. The most common problems for me: I don't know the language very well The concept of vegetarianism is unusual or ...
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Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba? [duplicate]

Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba? Please explain any differences between traveling for tourism or other reasons.
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How can I find an ATM card usable in Cuba, by a US Citizen?

It is apparently quite easy to enter Cuba (illegally) as a U.S. citizen, by flying from a third country. But according to Wikitravel, it can be tricky using a credit card while there: For ...
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What do Cuban power plugs look like?

What do Cuban power plugs look like? Are they like US or UK ones?
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Car rental in Cuba

What prices can one expect for car rental in Cuba? On the Internet it seems ridiculously expensive, are there better deals locally? Is it possible to rent child car seats (and how much would it cost)? ...
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Is it possible to get the Cuban tourist card (visa) on arrival?

Is it mandatory to obtain the Cuban tourist card / visa (tarjeta turística) in advance? Or is it possible to get it upon arrival (at Havana airport) too? If the latter is possible, is there a ...
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Visiting islands around Cuba

I planned to travel to Cuba and Dominican Republic, but I've suddenly realized that the flight between Havana and Punta Cana are 6-8 hours and it is not that cheap... Is there any other international ...
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How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?

If I am a U.S. citizen with a specific educational license to travel to Cuba for two months, how should I bring money? I can't use any of my cards since they would not work in Cuba, and I don't want ...
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Can I walk around in Cuba with a copy of my passport instead of the passport itself?

Can I walk around in Cuba with a copy of my passport instead of the passport itself ? I'm asking this because I prefer to leave my passport in the hotel, rather having it with me. Do you think that ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American ...
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Is it cheaper to get to Cuba from Miami or Cancún?

If I'm in Miami, what is the cheapest way to get to Cuba? Also, if I'm in Cancún what's the cheapest way to get to Cuba?
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Single travelling in Sep-Oct - which destination: China, Russia, Barcelona + Portugal, or Cuba?

I'm Israeli. I get 3 weeks vacation from work during Sep-Oct 12. I want to travel overseas (for now alone). I thought to use the relatively long vacation to get further away than nearby Europe. Does ...
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What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about ...
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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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Is Guantánamo Bay, Cuba open to visitors/tourists?

Okay, I know this sounds crazy, but I was wondering if Guantánamo was open to tourists. I have read it is not possible in some forums, but again, those are forums. Wikitravel says that "Non-US, ...
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Is it possible to travel to Cuba by sea (from e.g. Mexico)?

When I was reading about Cuba around the time I visited there (2008), I got the impression that the only way in is by air. Now, as of 2012, is this (still) the case? Or are there any cruises, ...
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How do I get a tourist visa for Cuba?

How do I get a tourist visa for Cuba ? I live in the Netherlands, but I'm not a Dutch citizen, I have an Italian passport.
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How to obtain tickets for Cancun to Havana flight?

Everywhere I've looked, websites just state to buy a ticket when in Cancun, but where can I do this? Are there offices in Cancun or do I have to go to Cancun airport and go directly to Aeromexico or ...
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Is it advisable for US citizen to attempt a visit to Cuba w/o going through an agency?

I am aware of travel agencies catering to US citizens visiting Cuba, but are those services really worthwhile? If so, how does one go about vetting them?
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Can a non-US citizen living in the US on a J1 visa travel to Cuba?

I am a non-US citizen on a J1 visa doing an internship in the US. I would like to know if it's still possible for me to travel to Cuba, via Charter Flights in Miami, for example. Am I subject to the ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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About a Cuban VISA that can't be stuck on the passport

I've asked the Cuban consulate the VISA for a 2 weeks holiday (I'm from The Netherlands). They sent me the VISA by mail. I'm surprised to see that it can't be stuck on the passport pages (it is not a ...
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US law and travel to Cuba for citizens of third countries

I'm French and I'm going to the United States soon and I want to visit Cuba on the same trip. Is it possible to do so from the United States? I have French passport and am living in France. What does ...
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What is the most cost effective way of exchanging currency in Cuba?

I am travelling to Cuba in the next couple of weeks and understand I can only covert my currency (GBP) once I have landed in Havana. What is the way of doing this which offers the best value? Is this ...
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Medical tourism to Cuba

I am suffering a muscle pain and I also have a profound hatred for the U.S. healthcare, including making phone calls to see if some provider is "in network" and all that goes with it. Since I do not ...
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Confirming that Santiago de Cuba to Dominican Republic route exists

I finish my Cuba trip in Santiago de Cuba and need to connect to South America. As of now, my two options, according to Rome2Rio, are Get back to Havana, Cuba, then take a flight to my next ...
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Can an American (USA citizen) visit Cuba and make a videodocument and put it on Youtube or sell to PBS etc.?

Can an American (USA citizen; no dual-citizenship) visit Cuba and make a video-documentary film and put it on Youtube or sell to PBS etc.? Could some legal issues emerge? And if can, how to prevent ...
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How to get from Cuba to Costa Rica?

What is the best option to get from Cuba to Costa Rica?
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The cheapest and quickest way to get from Cuba to India

What is the best route to get to Cuba from India? In airways. Cheap and quick. And has a balance between those two.
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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Cuban ferry services to other countries

Are there any sail/ferry services that (in the case of sailing, don't require you to be a crew member) will take you to and from Cuba to the various islands and countries around Cuba. A few of the ...
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Will confiscation of over-the-limit alcohol prevent someone travelling to Cuba? [closed]

I'm traveling to Cuba with family members. All arrangements were made when I found out that one person in group had alcohol 2 bottles rum confiscated there less than six months ago as it was not ...
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Cuban US resident traveling from Canada to Cuba and back

I am a Cuban with a US resident card and I'm traveling from Canada to Cuba and I was wondering if I need a Canadian visa to come back from Cuba to get into Canada if I'm using a Cuban passport.
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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel

This is a bit of a complicated case. I am a dual citizen of UK and US, though am a resident of the US. I left the USA with my British passport (the exit stamp is in my British passport). Since then I ...
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Cuba Travel by US Citizen and Non-citizen/Non-Resident spouse

As there is no ban on actual travel by a US citizen to Cuba but rather on the financial transactions, on which side of the legal fence would the following scenario fall?: I am a US citizen. My ...
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Transiting via Moscow & Havana [closed]

I am an Indian Citizen. Will fly from India to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) then to Havana and onward travel. My Travel itinerary are as follows. From DEL-SVO (5 hrs layoff) then from SVO-HAV (22 Hrs ...
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Travel to Cuba as Dual Citizen (Dutch born-Dutch/US Citizen) [duplicate]

This is actually a question a friend of mine had that I couldn't answer directly and really don't know the laws specifically. If a person already has dual citizenship (specifically American and ...
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How to get to and from Cayo Coco in Cuba

I am going to Cuba in a week's time and sorting out the final details of our itinerary. My girlfriend and I will spend a couple nights in Trinidad. We would like to go spend a couple nights in Cayo ...
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Do I require a transit visa for Cuba?

Does an Indian citizen holding Indian Passport need any type of visa for Cuba if flying onward within 72 hours to the Cayman Islands?
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Can I get the Cuba tourist card from Aeroflot or at Havana?

Can I get the Cuba tourist card when boarding Aeroflot from Moscow? I'm an Indian citizen travelling from Delhi-Moscow-Cuba.