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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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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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Since you mention that you are open to getting to Cuba not necessarily directly from Europe but through a intermediate destination, my recommendation would be to consider one of two Canadian travel hubs: Montreal and Toronto. I recommend these because destinations in and around where Cuba are the main tourist places for Canadians for a big chunk of the ...


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I have U.S. residency (Green Card). Do I need a visa to visit Canada or can I use my Green Card? As a U.S. Green Card holder, you do not need a temporary resident visa to travel to Canada. At the Canadian border, you will need to present your valid passport and Green Card. Citizenship and Immigration Canada


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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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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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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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As several commenters have said US citizens must enter and exit the US on their US passport no matter how many other passports that they hold. So there is no reason for the US border people to be looking at any other passport you might have to start with. Relax! If you are concerned that somehow they will look for two stamps from Mexico in your UK passport ...


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Long story short. I think what you're concerned about FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). The minimum amount required reportable by any foreign institution is $10,000, which means that if you keep under that amount in your Mexican account they technically don't have to report it but they still might anyway. There is no requirement to report ...


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Traveling Cuba using Viazul buses is the best way in terms of price, comfort and safety. Unfortunately Cayo Coco is accessible by plane or taxi, and not by using Viazul buses. You can use a taxi from Trinidad to Cayo Coco. Or you can use the Viazul from Trinidad to Ciego de Avila, and then use a taxi from Ciego de Avila to Cayo Coco. This second option is ...


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As stated in the first answer, it is technically legal to travel to Cuba but illegal to spend money. Travel restrictions are easing up a bit under the Obama administration. You can travel to Cuba now with designated person-to-person tour groups, but the itineraries are limited to education-based activities and not, for example, spending time on the beach. ...


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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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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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Air Europa would do what all airlines do - ensure you're legally permitted to visit the country (in this case, Cuba). This would usually mean a check of your passport, nationality, and whether you require a visa before boarding - ie, whether or not you're able to get one on arrival in Havana. This will depend entirely on Cuba's relationship with your ...


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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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