TRAVEL RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
Option 1 (Arrival and departure from Havana Airport)
We recommend collective transfers because they are less expesive, but if you want to book private transfers you can do so, as long as your flight arrives before noon. It is not recommended to travel in the evening for safety, it is a trip of approx. 400km
Option 2 (Arrival and departure from Santa Clara Airport)
CUBA´S CUSTOMS RULES
In order to enter into and departure from Cuba, an individual will be needed a six-month validity Passport, tourist card or visa and a round-trip ticket. Upon arriving in Cuba, José Martí´s airport immigration officials will request passport, round-trip ticket and tourist card or visa.
TOURIST CARD OR VISA
It is mandatory to hold a tourist card or visa to enter into Cuba. Upon buying your round-trip ticket, you must request the travel agency or the Cuban diplomatic representation based in your country the tourist card or visa in order to enter into Cuba.
Visa for Cuba is valid for 30 days. Whether your stay in the Caribbean Island exceeded the respective 30 days, you should renew your tourist card or visa. This legal procedure must be carried out at the available immigration offices of Cuban provinces´ capitals and must meet the following: a prior CUC tax payment in stamps which are available to buy at Metropolitan Bank branches.
The Cuban government demands a Medical Travel Insurance covered by Medical Expenditures and valid for the whole stay period. All those people who are interested in travelling to Cuba are obliged to provide a Medical Insurance covering all medical expenditures in case of either a disease or accident.
For US citizens, the Invictagroup travel agency will assist in these previous processes (contact information is provided under the US Citizen tab).
The Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) is the official circulating currency in Cuba. It can be obtained upon arriving the country, at the airport, hotels, Banks and currency exchange offices (Cadecas). The exchangeable international currencies are: Euro, US and Canadian dollar, Sterling Pound, Swiss Francs, Mexican Pesos and Japanese Yen, in accordance with the current exchange rate.
CREDIT CARDS in Cuba
You can also use credit cards as VISA, MASTERCARD and CABAL, as long as they are not drawn from a U.S. bank.
Cuba is a very safe nation.
Cuba has a moderate sub-tropical weather. Havana and the western provinces have a chillier and nicer weather than in the Eastern region.
It is advisable to wear cotton-made clothes.
The electric current generally works to 110 V/60 Hz.
MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET USE
Roaming (a service that allows your personal mobile phone line to go on operating in Cuba): http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/roaming/
Service contract with Cubacel: http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/contratacion_y_activacion/
Countries and operators with SMS HUB contracts: http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/sms_hub/
Internet service and connection: http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/
Web navigation rooms: http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/salas_de_navegacion/