- 1 What should I pack for Cuba?
- 2 What can you not bring to Cuba?
- 3 How much cash should I bring to Cuba?
- 4 How do I prepare for a trip to Cuba?
- 5 Should I exchange money before going to Cuba?
- 6 Can I bring snacks to Cuba?
- 7 Do and don’ts in Cuba?
- 8 What gifts to take to Cuba for locals?
- 9 Can I bring my cell phone to Cuba?
- 10 Do you need to bring an adapter to Cuba?
- 11 Do you have to pay a fee to leave Cuba?
- 12 Is it illegal to leave Cuba?
- 13 Can you drink tap water Cuba?
- 14 Should you tip in Cuba?
What should I pack for Cuba?
Cuba Packing List: What to pack for Cuba?
- Travel Documents for Cuba. Passport. Cuban Tourist Visa.
- Travel Medical or Health Insurance.
- Cash or Credit cards.
- Comfortable walking shoes for Old Havana Lanes.
- Clean bed sheet or sleeping bag liners.
- Kindle Paperwhite.
- Rain jacket or cardigan (all seasons)
- Cosmetic Packing Lists.
What can you not bring to Cuba?
Here is a list of items to avoid bring to Cuba so prevent them getting confiscated or detained. More than one of anything
- 2 cameras.
- 3 flashlights.
- 2 tents.
- 2 thermoses.
- 2 external hard drives.
- 2 cell phones.
- 1 Jacuzzi (no, really)
How much cash should I bring to Cuba?
We do recommend bringing a minimum of $150 per day. If you think you might want to purchase artwork, music, cigars, rum, enjoy evening entertainment, or buy gifts for friends and relatives, you may want to plan on bringing more than $150 per day.
How do I prepare for a trip to Cuba?
7 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Cuba Trip
- Book Things Early.
- Exchange US Dollars to Euros.
- Purchase Traveler’s Insurance.
- Learn Some Spanish Phrases.
- Print Out All Your Materials.
- Arrive Early At the Airport to Obtain Your Visa.
- Purchase Water Bottles at the Airport.
Should I exchange money before going to Cuba?
You can’t use credit or debit cards issued by US banks either. Therefore, if you are traveling to Cuba from the US, you will be better off exchanging your US dollars for Euros or Pounds before landing in Cuban territory.
Can I bring snacks to Cuba?
Under Cuban law, travellers arriving in the country can bring up to 10kg (22 pounds) of medicine tax-free. They can also bring in limited amounts of food and personal hygiene goods but must pay customs duties.
Do and don’ts in Cuba?
TEN DOS AND DON’TS FOR YOUR TRIP TO CUBA
- Do dress down. Wondering what to bring to Cuba?
- Do engage with the local population.
- Do bring enough cash.
- Don’t patronize luxury hotels.
- Do patronize paladares.
- Do bring back Cuban goods.
- Don’t take pictures of the military or police.
- Do immerse yourself in the amazing culture.
What gifts to take to Cuba for locals?
Things to Bring to Cuba to Give Away as Gifts
- Kids tooth brushes (fun stuff like Superman or Dora)
- Tooth paste, mouthwash, floss.
- Deodorant, antiperspirants.
- Hair scrunchies — a lot of them.
- Feminine hygiene products.
- Vitamins — both adult and for kids.
- Reading glasses, sunglasses.
Can I bring my cell phone to Cuba?
Your U.S. mobile phone will work in Cuba if your mobile phone is capable of roaming in Cuba and your mobile service provider has an international roaming agreement with ETECSA, Cuba’s state-owned telecommunications provider. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile currently have roaming agreements with ETECSA.
Do you need to bring an adapter to Cuba?
Yes, we recommend that you bring a multi-adapter for Cuba to plug in your electrical devices, which should cost only $9.99 to $20.00, if you don’t already have one. A multi-adapter will allow you to plug in your electrical devices to almost any plug configuration around the world.
Do you have to pay a fee to leave Cuba?
A Departure Tax of 25 USD (equivalent to $25 USD) has to be be paid by every traveller when leaving Cuba. Were exempt: Diplomats, Children under 2 years, transit passengers, government employees travelling on duty, crew members travelling on duty.
Is it illegal to leave Cuba?
Travel and emigration. As of January 14, 2013, all Cuban government-imposed travel restrictions and controls have been abolished. Since that date, any Cuban citizen, with a valid passport, can leave the country at will, without let or hindrance from the Cuban authorities.
Can you drink tap water Cuba?
Tap water in Cuba is generally safe for hygiene in hotels. Bottled water can be purchased throughout the country. When traveling to any international destination where you are not accustomed to the local water, it is advisable to be cautious of ice in soft drinks and alcoholic beverages outside of metropolitan hotels.
Should you tip in Cuba?
Tipping in Cuba is highly encouraged. Tips are not only a big part of the income of the service staff at Cuban hotels and restaurants, but they are also a universally understood way of saying, “thanks for the awesome service!”