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Cuba is the largest Caribbean island and is between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Cuba
All visitors who wish to visit Cuba must have a passport valid for at least six months. Visitors to Cuba from many countries are expected to hold a passport valid for at least two months from the arrival date. Citizens of the following countries can stay in Cuba for 90 days without a visa: Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro and Serbia. US Citizens may only visit Cuba for one of the 12 reasons that the OFAC have designated.
Things/Items Allowed into Cuba
Passengers are allowed to bring in 400 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco, 3 bottles of alcoholic beverages and personal items.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Cuba
•Books printed before 1940 •Medicines
Things/Items Forbidden into Cuba
•Seeds, Raw Animal or Vegetable Products •Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
Voice of Travelers to Cuba
Best Vacation In Cuba
My family and I live in New York, so last winter – instead of skiing – we decided we would head to the beach. We wanted to prebook our tickets to Cuba so we could get ready for the fun. We booked our tickets with United Airlines and got a great ticket deal. Our flight was great and the tickets paid off. Cuba is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been. It had the most friendly faces, nice people, amazing white sand beaches, luxury resorts, great food and amazing architecure – our time there was lots of fun. We stayed there for two weeks and we got to buy tickets to local concerts and museums. We even hired a local giude. My brother somehow lost his return ticket, but we still managed to solve the problem and had the best trip to Cuba ever.
Lost Ticket In Cuba
Last year my boyfriend and I went on a vacation to Cuba. We saw an advertisement about a great ticket offer for Cuba, so we decided to book our tickets. We booked our tickets with British Airways. Somehow, when we arrived in Cuba my boyfriend mixed up his luggage with his passport and return ticket, and the situation was a bit dicey. He spent the whole vacation with no clothes, no passport and no ticket. The amazing people in Cuba, and also the wonderful beaches, kind of took his mind off of things and allowed us to have fun – but still, we had to call London to ask about our situation. British Airways sorted out our problem immediately, and sent him a new return ticket. It was our best experience with British Airways so far, and we always buy our tickets with this airline.
Cuba Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season to visit Cuba?
A. Cuba has warm, tropical temperatures year-round, but the peak travel season is generally December to Mar and July to August, which are the holiday seasons. Travelers planning to visit during hurricane season which is from June to November should be careful as the weather can change quickly, and weather conditions may delay flights as well.
Cuba - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Jose Marti International Airport ・Miami International, FL (MIA)
・New York John F. Kennedy, NY (JFK)
・London Heathrow (LHR)
・Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Flight Routes to Cuba
Many major airlines offer flights to and from Cuba, such as Air France, Air Canada, SWISS, Iberia, British Airways, United and others. Jose Martí International Airport outside Havana is the main gateway into Cuba. The national carrier is Cubana de Aviacion, which connects Cuba with nearby Caribbean countries, Mexico, Canada and Europe.