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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 ...
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Will traveling to Cuba reset my ESTA? [closed]

Will I be allowed back into the US if I go from Canada to Chicago (26 September), back to Canada and then Canada to Cuba (29 October to 5 November) back to Canada and then Canada to New York (28th ...
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Can I apply for a Cuban visa without being a resident?

I would like to travel to Cuba and I need a tourist card (visa). Right now I am a visitor for a few weeks in the UK and I will not return to my residence (EU) country before travelling for Cuba. Can ...
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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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Does Cuba allow US citizens to enter the country without US permission, now that relations have been restored? [duplicate]

It appears that it is currently (as of May 2016) impossible to get a permission from the U.S. for a solo tourist visit to Cuba. However, in various older questions, users have stated that you can ...
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What gear is needed/recommended to bring from outside the country for a climbing trip to Cuba?

I am going rock climbing in Viñales and other spots around Cuba and want to know if helmets, quickdraws, rope, etc. are easy to borrow from fellow climbers or rent from locals? Or does everyone bring ...
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How to book a hotel in Havana? [closed]

I have difficulty booking a hotel in Havana from Feb 1 - Feb 4 in 2016. What would be the best way to book hotels in Cuba?
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Cuba casas particulares reliable sources

I am travelling to Cuba at the end of this year. I would like to stay in casas particulares but it seems it is not that easy to book them. I am looking for reliable and safe websites where I can book. ...
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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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Does Delta give SkyMiles credit for Aero Mexico flights to Cuba?

I've claimed a few flights with Delta. All seem to have gone through easily, except for a TIJ-MEX-HAV flight. I emailed them the details separately, and they said they've put them through manually. ...
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How and where to buy genuine claves in La Habana?

My father is going to La Habana in a month or so, and I would like him to buy me a pair of claves while he is there. He is, however, no musician and would probably find difficult to choose a good pair ...
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Isla Juventud in Cuba?

WikiVoyage states that you can get to Isla Juventud (Nueva Gerona) by plane or by boat: The boat ("Kometa" catamaran) costs 50 pesos per person (25 for children of less than 12 years of age): ...
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What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

I've reading about SIM card in Cuba. In some websites talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day to have a Cuban SIM card. In other websites don't. What's the current situation? If I want to make local calls (...
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Orthopedic medical tourism in 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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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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US Citizen with UK resident visa - want to travel to Cuba [duplicate]

I am a US citizen but I live in the UK. I have called the Cuban consulate in London and was informed that I am allowed to travel to Cuba, as long as I get the permit. I worry that due to the Embargo ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the cheapest way for 2 Australians to travel from New Orleans (or Miami) to Cuba? [closed]

We are two Australians visiting our daughter in new Orleans. We would like to visit Cuba for a holiday. What is the cheapest way for us to get there, and is there a time limit for how long we could ...
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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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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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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 Layoff)...
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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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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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Australians flying to Cuba from the USA [closed]

I am an Australian flying in to LAX and wish to fly on to Cuba. What is the best way? My wife will be in Kentucky. How would she meet up with me in Cuba? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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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 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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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 Dutch)...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...