Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Cuba?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Cuba are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Cuba?

For up to date information around safety and security in Cuba read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Cuba.

Best time to visit Cuba?

The best time to visit is from December to May, when you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. The wet season begins in June and, previously, visitors to Cuba would have avoided travel entirely between August and October, when there is also a risk of hurricanes.

Do I need a visa to enter Cuba?

The required tourist visa, known as a tourist card, allows the holder to stay in the Cuba for 30 days and is valid for a single entry. You must also have a passport valid for two months beyond the length of your proposed duration of stay, as well as proof of a confirmed return flight and booked accommodation.

What currency do i need in Cuba?

The official currency of Cuba is the Cuban peso.

While visiting Cuba

What wild animals live in Cuba?

Some of the animal species in the nation include the likes of the Cuban treefrog, the spinner dolphin, the Cuban ground iguana, Cuban Trogon. Spinner Dolphin. Cuban Tody. Desmarest's Hutia. Cuban Solenodon. Cuban Treefrog. Cuban Finch. Cuban Crocodile.

What is the traditional food in Cuba?

Ropa Vieja (shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce base), black beans, yellow rice, plantains and fried yuca with beer.

What Languages are spoken in Cuba?

Cuban Spanish and Haitian Creole are the dominant languages in the country. The Most Popular Language of Cuba: Cuban Spanish. Haitian Creole. Liturgical Language of Cuba: Lucumi. Foreign Languages Spoken in Cuba: Galician and Corsican.

How much do you tip in Cuba?

The currency in Cuba is the Cuban peso. A standard gratuity at a restaurant in Cuba is 10-15% of the total bill.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Cuba?

Local Cuba travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Cuba Numbers?

  • Police: 106
  • Ambulance: 104
  • Fire: 105
  • Embassy: +537 214 2200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Cuba?

    The time difference is -4 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Cuba?

    Cuba Guidebook

    Best Cuba guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Cuba with this Cuba Guidebook .