Havana. When you land at Jose Marti Airport, a new world awaits you. Step outside the airport doors into the tropical air and you will feel instantly relaxed.

Change your funds into Cuban Pesos at the airport kiosk and then grab a taxi.  Pesos equivalent to about US$30 will take you the 20 miles into the city.

We’re here to help you feel at ease. Just click on any topic and learn the basics. Take advantage of our years of experience to make your visit a rewarding one. Save time, money and frustration by reading our tips. 

New Regulations for Entering Cuba

Currently, Cuba requires  that all international travelers produce a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 due to the large number of imported cases following the reopening of airports.

The test must be carried out in “a certified laboratory in the country of origin and carried out within a period of 72 hours before arrival in Cuba,” states the Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda.

Cuba will tighten measures against the spread of COVID-19, requiring tourists and others who visit the island to isolate at their own expense for five days until tests for the coronavirus come out negative.

Arriving tourists and Cubans who live abroad will be tested at the airport. Then they will be bussed to their hotel to wait for the results--on their fifth day in the country. 

Will I require Travel Insurance?

Yes, you must show proof of health insurance upon arrival or you can purchase Cuban health insurance at the airport for US$30.

News About Cuban Currency 

HAVANA TIMES – The end for one of Cuba’s two currencies took place on January 1st 2021. The currency that was used by tourists is now gone. The regular Cuban peso (CUP) is now the only Cuban currency.

For US Citizens Going to Cuba

US credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba.

The Cuban Central Bank announced new restrictions on the use or conversion of US dollars beginning June 21, 2021.

  • US dollars cannot be converted to local currency, 
  • may not be accepted for payment, 
  • and cannot be used to pay fees or taxes at the airport. Travelers should confirm alternative payment options before traveling, as policies concerning the use of US dollars in Cuba are subject to change.