Questions tagged [cuba]

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Can someone explain Cuba's two-currency system and the consequences for foreigners?

I know there is the national peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUC) and that 1 CUC = 1 USD = 25 CUP. Why is there this difference? Is it to keep Cuban money from leaving the country? What are the ...
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Traveling to Cuba through USA as a non-USA 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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What to do after Air Canada cancelled flight home

A friend of mine is currently in Cuba and was due to return to the UK on 2 April travelling Holguin> Montreal with Air Canada, and onwards to London Gatwick with BA (single PNR, booking made direct ...
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Cuban resort - Canadian credit card, American credit card, cash?

I'm thinking of going to a resort in Cuba for a week or so. The price is all-inclusive so I don't have to pay for meals and such, but if I wanted to pick up some kinds of souvenirs, alcohol, cigars ...
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Do Haitian need a transit visa for going through Cuba?

I am Haitian Do I need a transit visa to go through Cuba? My final destination is Mexico.
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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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Do Indian Citizens need a Cuban Transit Visa to change Terminals?

I am an Indian Citizen and will be arriving at Havana airport's Terminal 3 and will be taking a separate onward flight to Cayman Islands from Terminal 2. Can anyone tell if I would need a Transit visa ...
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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 convert 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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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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Iranian Citizen with layover in Cuba: transit visa required?

I am an Iranian Citizen. I am traveling from Iran to Havana, Cuba. Then from Havana, I am traveling to Freeport, Grand Bahama. I have a work permit for the Bahamas. My flight from Tehran to Havana is ...
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France Airport Transit Visa for Indian Passport Holders [duplicate]

I will be traveling from India to Cuba with an connecting flight at Paris CDG airport to Cuba. The layover is 7hrs. Do I need a transit visa for the layover at Paris Airport?
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Is it possible to get the Cuban tourist card (visa) on arrival at Havana Airport?

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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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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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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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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Travel to Cuba via the US after June 2019 (Non-US Citizen)

I'm hoping to visit Cuba for a few days during my trip to the US. I'll be staying in Tampa, so a direct flight to Havana is possible, and probably the cheapest option. I've read about the travel ...
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Do Cuban citizens need transit visa for Canada when flying from the UK to Cuba and back via Canada? [duplicate]

As per the title, I'm a Cuban citien with the UK residence card. I would like to travel to Cuba from the UK via Canada and the same on the return journey. My question is: do I need to have transit ...
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Do I qualify to travel UK > Cuba via Miami as a non US citizen under the ‘family member’ general licence category?

My travel plans for a 4 week visit to my fiancé in Cuba at the start of October are looking in trouble given that my flight to Holguin is booked with Thomas Cook Airlines https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/...
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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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Are there free snorkeling sites in Cuba outside of Varadero and Cayos?

One of our favourite activities when travelling is diving. I've been reading about good snorkeling sites, but all require a tax to access to the beach or are located in the expensive touristic areas ...
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Transit Visa in Cuba

I am a Filipino citizen travelling to Haiti but I have to pass through Cuba. My layover to Cuba is more than 12 hours. Do I need to secure a visa prior to my travel?
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Does a visit to Cuba affect my ability to travel to the US under the VWP?

I understand there are restrictions for visiting Cuba for US citizens and residents. However, as a non-US citizen or resident, if I go on holiday in Cuba, then attempt to visit the US a few weeks or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, non-...
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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 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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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 non-...
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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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How can I estimate the 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 travelers? Any tips?
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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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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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How do I get a tourist visa/card for Cuba?

How do I get a tourist visa (or a tourist card) for Cuba? I live in the Netherlands, but I'm not a Dutch citizen, I have an Italian passport.
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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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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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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 ...