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I believe you are mixing two pieces of advice. The best currencies are Euros, Canadian Dollars... This is because of the trade embargo against Cuba from the USA. This means US dollars are very expensive to exchange in Cuba, so other currencies should be used. Euros are often said to get the best exchange rate. This is not saying that vendors, hotels or ...


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No, travel is still not completely free. However, you are now allowed to travel to Cuba and spend money there legally under the following 12 categories: family visits official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations journalistic activity professional research and professional meetings educational ...


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There is only one definite confirmation and that is the flight. If you are on it, then it exists. Now, you might want to know if it will probably occur in advance and for that, the second best option is the airline itself. You checked Cubana's site which is a good step. To do better, call them and ask about that flight when whether it runs a the particular ...


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While I initially laughed at the idea, apparently there might be: Hotel Islazul, Guantánamo city may be able to arrange tours to the American military for around $40 though this service is not always available. It does seem to be a long shot though. It's a US Military base, which generally means off limits unless you're enlisted, family, or have an ...


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What's restricted in the US is most forms of trade with Cuba. Travel is therefore de facto forbidden for US citizens and permanent residents as they are not allowed to spend any money in Cuba. However, traveling to Cuba is not forbidden as such and there is a licensing system and even a number of charter flights and US-based organized tours of Cuba. In any ...


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Strictly speaking, US law does not completely forbid travel to Cuba. There are even organized tours. The main restriction impairing free travel to Cuba is the embargo which prohibits US citizens to conduct business or any monetary transactions with Cuban interests. Since this embargo was established by a series of statutes, the president cannot overturn ...


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Wikitravel has a page on Americans in Cuba. Under the 'Buy' section, they go into a lot of detail, but there are a few key points: credit cards will not work. Well, they will .. maybe .. if completely unaffiliated with US companies. US credit cards definitely won't. So don't rely on those or US bank cards. Most travellers carry cash. There is however, a ...


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Use cubajet.com to buy tickets online. This service supports payment by Visa and MasterCard. Also you may use Maestro card. As alternative, you always may buy tickets directly in airport. There are official desks of Cubana and Airmexico airlines inside International Airport of Cancun. But remember to buy ticket at least 4-5 days before the flight. When ...


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The Airline Might Not Provide the Tourist Card I tried searching the web for information on this topic. Turns out I could not find a one unique truth. According to the Cuba tripadvisor traveler article it seems that selected tour operators provide the Tourist Card as part of their package. However, it would also seem that the release of tourist cards from ...


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The second page you link also has a section on tipping, which talks almost exclusively in terms of CUC. However, since the CUC is really a substitute for the US dollar it certainly used to be acceptable to use 1 USD bills. In fact, US dollar bills appeared to be more common than CUC notes, although I don't recall seeing many US coins. (Note that I ...


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You can fly via Mexico City, a simple momondo search shows that you can buy one way tickets for 385 USD or return tickets for 611 USD on some random dates that I tried, take your time and find the most suitable connections for yourself.


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There are no direct flights from the US to Cuba. However there are direct flights from neighbouring countries. There are frequent flights from major Canadian airports, and from Mexico City and Cancun in Mexico (and probably other Mexican airports), as well as Jamaica and many Central American and Caribbean locations (not, obviously, US territories like ...


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There still are no direct flights from the USA to Cuba. While diplomatic relations on an upswing, US carriers still don't serve the island. You would have to route yourselves via Mexico, Panama, Grand Caymans, Bahamas, etc. As you are coming via the west coast and she is coming from the east, it would be less flying if she went via a Caribbean nation and ...


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Australian issued credit and debit cards (MasterCard and Visa) work just fine in Cuba. It's quite straightforward to get a pre-paid card and you can be anonymous if you choose. Alternatively, you can register your card online with the issuer and use their online service to top up the card. Pre-paid cards can be purchased from a number of issuers, and a ...



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