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Questions tagged [cuba]

An island nation in the Caribbean sea

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Can I replace my HE-11 visa for a cruise to Cuba this month?

My cruise leaves from Miami on April 20, 2019. My spouse, who has Alzheimer’s, has thrown the visa away. Will I be able to get a copy of it in time for my trip?
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Obtaining Cuban tourist card at Cancun airport for Filipino citizens

According to Interjet, it's possible to buy a tourist card to Cuba at their airport counter at Cancun airport. From what I've read, tourist cards for Filipino citizens are only given out when having a ...
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I am a US Citizen that also has Israeli citizenship. Can I leave the US on my American passport and enter Cuba on my Israeli passport? [duplicate]

I am hoping to visit Cuba in May direct from Miami. I am a US citizen that would leave Miami on my American passport, but when arriving to Cuba, I would show my Israeli passport. Is this a possibility?...
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Canadian to Cuba and Cayman

Can I travel from Cuba to Grand Cayman and enter the Caymans using my birth certificate instead of my passports?
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Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen

There are a few recent questions relating traveling to Cuba as a european citizen, such as this one and this one. These however are with flights terminating in Cuba, with the intention to stay in Cuba....
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Where do I purchase a Cuba Tourist Card at the Miami International Airport?

I will be traveling to Cuba next month using the 'Support For the Cuban People' category. After doing some research, I've found I will need to purchase a Tourist Card from either online or at a kiosk ...
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Why do all Cuban hotels have no reviews in booking.com?

As the title suggests, why is that? The hotels are not really new on booking.com, I randomly checked a few hotels and some were listed on booking.com at the end of 2016! we are now in November, 2018, ...
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Can I travel from USA to Cuba as an European citizen? [duplicate]

Me and my girlfriend would like to go to Cuba from Denmark. We would like to go to Miami for a few days before going to Cuba and then spend the rest of the vacation in Cuba. So our flights are as ...
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Visit Cuba on an Indian passport with valid UK Visa

I found a few online links like this one which states that Indian citizens can visit Cuba with a Tourist card and a valid UK Visa. https://www.visatraveler.com/blog/travel-countries-visa-free-with-...
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Do you need to book casas particulares when traveling in Havana during winter?

I'm planning a trip to Havana this January and as far as I can see all the online booking services are heavily overpriced - rooms which are supposed to cost $30CUC/USD are at least $60 on Airbnb. ...
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Australian flying to Havana through Miami [closed]

I am an Australian passport holder and would like to fly from Miami to Havana. Is this possible? What do I need to prepare?
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OFAC declaration for travelling to Cuba from US

I will be travelling from New-York to Cuba as my flight back to Europe is from Havana. I will buy the tourist card from the US airlines I am traveling with but I need to select one option in OFAC form ...
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Restrictions on importing Cuban rum and cigars to the United States

I'm going to travel from the United States to Cuba in a month. I was also there a year ago and loved the rum. Last time, I was told at the duty free shop that passengers could purchase a maximum of 3 ...
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Visa: travelling from Italy to Cuba through Russia [duplicate]

I'm going to Cuba this summer and was wondering which visa I need, based on the fact that my flight could stop in Moscow ( Russia ) and then fly to Cuba from there. I'm in Italy. Do I need 2 visa? One ...
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March 2018 - can a Cuban visit the US for a week?

It's extremely hard to keep track of the fluid situation with Cuba-USA. As of now, can a normal Cuban (I just mean - not a political activist, not a trillionaire, etc) visit the US for one week, on ...
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What restrictions can be expected travelling UK -> Cuba -> USA?

I am a British citizen and I'm planning to travel from the UK to Cuba, stay for a couple of days and then fly directly to Orlando from there. I will then fly back to the UK from Orlando. (Note: this ...
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Can a non-US citizen living in the US on an E2 visa travel to Cuba?

I'm a European citizen living in the US under a work visa (E2). Would traveling to Cuba from the US as a tourist jeopardize my re-entry to the US? Is it legal for me? Not sure i`m affected by Trumps ...
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Using child car seats in Cuba?

A family is planning to travel to Cuba with an infant. They will arrive in Varadero airport, and will be staying in an all-inclusive resort about a 40 minute drive from Havana. They would like to be ...
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Can I take CUC/CUP notes out of Cuba?

I'm visiting Cuba soon and have just read an excellent answer about the Cuban CUC and CUP bank notes. I have a retired friend who collects bank notes and I usually bring him back some low-value bills ...
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I live in US and want to travel to Cuba with my Chilean passport

I just obtained my new Chilean passport and I want to go to Cuba. I live in the US and as you may be aware the requirements for solo travellers have gotten more complicated again. Therefore, I wish ...
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Travel to Cuba from LA for non US residents [duplicate]

We are Australians planning a trip to Cuba. We can now fly direct from LA but are worried that we might not be allowed to board, even with a visa. Dies anyone know the current situation?
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Traveling to Cuba through America as a non-american citizen

There exist a couple of other questions on the matter but the circumstances have changed yet again. Currently I am in the states and will be flying from the US to Cuba in a week. Although I am a ...
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Cuban cigars: From Cuba to Greece to USA

My brother brought me some Cuban cigars from his visit in Cuba. I am flying to US soon, from Greece, and I want to take them with me. Would this pose any kind of problem in the borders and customs at ...
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Cuba: How to find “higher class” apartments, not just hotel rooms. AirBnB? Internet?

We (as two German tourists, with limited spanish language skills) are planing a vacation in Cuba for October. We want to cook for ourselves, so we are looking for flats with kitchen, not just hotel ...
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Flight from Nigeria to Bahamas without US/UK transit [closed]

How can I fly to the Bahamas from Nigeria. I can't transit through any of the US states or UK. Through Cuba may be a better route, according to inquiries but how to go about it is my problem. No agent ...
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Canadian traveling to Cuba through USA. Entry permit needed for 50 USD?

Flights from USA are much cheaper than from Toronto, but right before I book the flight, it tells me that I will have to purchase a "Cuba entry permit" for 50 USD, and "An additional $25 USD service ...
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US travel to Cuba via foreign passport

US citizens travelling to Cuba are restricted to a set of "reasons" for travel, of which tourism is not one. I have US-Philippines dual citizenship, and both passports. Would I just buy the ticket ...
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Can an Australian fly from the US to Cuba?

Is it possible to get a direct flight from USA to Cuba if you're not a citizen of either country? I know that to fly out of the US you need to have applied for a Visa which you then pay for and pick ...
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Foreign exchange in Cuba - how to prepare with cash?

I am Australian travelling to Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. What is the best way to prepare for having currency in Cuba especially, I believe there is a lack of ATM's and card facilities once you ...
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Travel to Cuba directly as Canadian from Boston Logan

My American friend bought herself and me a ticket to fly to Cuba in a month from Boston Logan to Fort Lauderdale to Havana. As a Canadian, what steps do I have to take visa-wise? (In particular, how ...
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US Citizen/Ecuadorian resident traveling to Cuba

We are US citizens holding Ecuadorian residency cards living permanently in Ecuador. We want to travel to Columbia first then Cuba. Can we do this? Or do we have to travel to Cuba only from Ecuador?
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How to use payphone for calls within Cuba?

I am considering to use payphone to contact casa particular administrators when I will be in Cuba. Should I buy some kind of card for it? How much does it cost? How to call? Are there any other cheap ...
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How to go to a baseball game in Cuba?

How to go to a baseball game in Cuba: The baseball season begins in late August with occasional breaks for the Cuban National team’s international tournaments and culminates with the league’s ...
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Cuba 'taxi colectivo' - availability and prices?

How long may it take to find/wait for a taxi colectivo for intercity routes (for example from Varadero Airport to Havana city)? Does it usually wait to collect a full car before departing? How much ...
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Cuba intercity bus tickets - book in advance vs on spot [duplicate]

Should I book Viazul bus tickets on Viazul.com in advance? There are not so many departure times - can tickets be sold out if I will come to a bus station and will try to buy a ticket few hours ...
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Cuban currency exchange - ATM vs exchange office

What are fees for exchanging EUR to CUC in ATM and exchange office (CADECA)? Is it difficult to find ATM in the main cities? Is MasterCard accepted in ATM? Considering these options because don't ...
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Can I, a non US resident, fly from Havana to Miami without special authorization?

I am an Australian citizen visiting the USA using the Visa Waiver Program next week. I have flights booked Houston → Mexico City → Havana → Miami. As far as I understand I will be fine getting into ...
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European citizen visiting Cuba while in US?

I may be visiting the US soon for both work (conference) and leisure (sight-seeing) but was wondering whether it is possible to pay a visit to Cuba, as I see that direct commercial flights have been ...
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Do Varadero or Havana airports have shops which sell cigars and alcohol?

What are restrictions for cigars and alcohol for departing tourists?
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Intercity transportation in Cuba

I am planning a self-travel itinerary in Cuba. I read a lot already but there are still confusing aspects. As I understand the best intercity transport is Viazul but is has few disadvantages (or maybe ...
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Is there a way to get to San Miguel de los Banos from Cienfuegos or Santa Clara?

I would like to visit San Miguel de los Banos in February but, so far, I haven't found any public transportation that could take me there from Cienfuegos or Santa Clara. Is there any way to get there ...
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Obtaining a Cuban visa as an Australian travelling through the USA [duplicate]

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 ...
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Sufficient documentation for educational purpose license for USA-Cuba flights?

As a non-US citizen (J-1 visitor status) I am traveling this weekend to Cuba from the USA on a JetBlue flight (Boston-Fort Lauderdale-Havana, Havana-Fort Lauderdale-Boston). As a visitor "located" in ...
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Do (non-US) Maestro cards work in Cuba?

I have a Maestro debit card issued by a European bank. Will I be able to use it to withdraw cash from ATMs and banks in Cuba?
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Visiting Cuba twice in short period, exceeding 30 days

I know that Cuba requires you to have a tourist card, valid for 30 days. You can get an extension in Cuba for another 30 days. Is there, however, a limit on how soon you can reenter after an extended ...
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Fidel Castro's death - possible outcomes for tourists?

We are about to leave for Cuba today for 9 days. 9 national mourning days has been declared due to Fidel's recent death. How is this going to a affect a common tourist in Cuba nowadays, in terms of ...
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New requirements for Americans traveling to Cuba [duplicate]

Hi everyone this is my first time on this site so I apologize in advance for any mistakes in my question. I am a US citizen who is going to Cuba in January. Is it true that I can travel under a "...
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Do I have to send my passport to Travisa?

I will be travelling to Cuba from the US (US citizen) this January. Travisa is a visa company that I want to use for getting an educational visa to Cuba because the Cuban consulate will NOT answer the ...
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What are the technical details of travelling to Cuba (in 2016) [closed]

[There are multiple questions and answers here on SE about travel to Cuba, but they are all written before the opening - I am asking about late 2016] I am considering travelling to Cuba for ...