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Everything You Need to Know Before Setting Off on Your Active Holiday Adventure in Cuba

February 18, 2019 | by Serafina Vick

Passport & Visa Information

All travellers to Cuba need a Cuban tourist card, and getting one is easy: you can find all passport and visa information here. If you’re a US traveller, getting a visa is easier than you think: consult the specialised info here

Health

Most travellers to Cuba do not have to worry about any major health issues. We’ve compiled a list of basic do’s and don’ts for a healthy trip to Cuba here.

Travel Insurance

Cuban authorities require that you have valid medical insurance to enter the country. You may be required to show proof of insurance at Immigration so it’s best to carry a copy of your travel insurance with you in your hand luggage. You can find more information here.

Foreign Travel Advice

Before travelling to Cuba, please refer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice for up to date advice on travel to Cuba.

How do I get to Cuba?

Despite its reputation as an isolated socialist island, Cuba is well-connected with the rest of the world and there are direct flights into Havana from all over Europe and the Americas. Here are some tips and a list of a flights into Havana.

When should I go to Cuba?

As a Caribbean island, Cuba is always warm, but some times of the year are better to visit than others. Here is our breakdown of the best times to come to Cuba.

 

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