Cuba

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Cuba?

+114 New COVID cases in Cuba
+1 New COVID deaths in Cuba
81.78% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Basic facts about Cuba

Cuba is a small country located in Caribbean. The capital of Cuba is Havana and the most spoken language is Spanish. The national currency in Cuba is Cuban convertible peso (CUC).

What taxi apps are available in Cuba?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cuba. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Cuban convertible peso (CUC)Official currency
1 EUR~1.13 CUC
1 USD~1 CUC

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Cuba?

The official language of Cuba is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Spanish words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Cuba was ranked 41st out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Cuba?

There are 2 common plug types used in Cuba:

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Cuba?

Currently, citizens of 19 countries can enter Cuba without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Cuba?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Cuba.

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

Is it safe in Cuba?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On July 26, 2021, the risk level for Cuba was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Cuba

106 Police
104 Ambulance
104 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Cuba?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • two bottles of liquor

Tobacco

  • one carton of cigarettes

Data last reviewed on: 25 October 2021

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