Cuba Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Cuba. 

Passport & Visas

Citizens of most countries require a visa (tourist card) to enter Cuba, including Europe and UK nationals. Please check with your embassy or consulate for country-specific visa requirements. You can apply for an e-visa online.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Cuba. We recommend at least 7 months of validity from your arrival in Cuba. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Cuba travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Cuba travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the Government Travel Advice, which keeps you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Cuba travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Cuba in the high season is from June to August when the weather is perfect for enjoying the beaches of the Caribbean. Temperatures rarely drop below 30°C, making frequent visits to the beach essential. It is the favorite season among travelers despite the high humidity. Cultural hotspots like Havana host some of the most vibrant festivities along with the crowds. You will have the time of your life exploring Cuba’s cultural nuances as long as you packed the essentials to make your trip comfortable in the hot weather.

  • The Shoulder Season

Cuba’s tropical climate makes it possible to enjoy the country’s highlights all year round. The low season from November to April offers balmy weather with an average temperature of 25°C. The entire island is perfect for visiting at this time thanks to dry weather. Breezy nights and quiet time make exploring the best places to visit in Cuba blissful. Pay a visit to the historical Cienfuegos and Santa Clara to make deeper connections with Cuba’s profound past.

Cuba travel advice
Passport & Visas

Citizens of most countries require a visa (tourist card) to enter Cuba, including Europe and UK nationals. Please check with your embassy or consulate for country-specific visa requirements. You can apply for an e-visa online.

Your passport needs to be valid for a duration longer than your stay in Cuba. We recommend at least 7 months of validity from your arrival in Cuba. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Cuba travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details based on your nationality as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Cuba travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. Check out the Government Travel Advice, which keeps you informed about civil and natural situations. You can find useful Cuba travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Cuba in the high season is from June to August when the weather is perfect for enjoying the beaches of the Caribbean. Temperatures rarely drop below 30°C, making frequent visits to the beach essential. It is the favorite season among travelers despite the high humidity. Cultural hotspots like Havana host some of the most vibrant festivities along with the crowds. You will have the time of your life exploring Cuba’s cultural nuances as long as you packed the essentials to make your trip comfortable in the hot weather.

  • The Shoulder Season

Cuba’s tropical climate makes it possible to enjoy the country’s highlights all year round. The low season from November to April offers balmy weather with an average temperature of 25°C. The entire island is perfect for visiting at this time thanks to dry weather. Breezy nights and quiet time make exploring the best places to visit in Cuba blissful. Pay a visit to the historical Cienfuegos and Santa Clara to make deeper connections with Cuba’s profound past.

Useful Tips for Cuba Tours

money

Money Matters

The currency in Cuba is the Cuban Peso Nacional (CUP) and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except in some rural areas.

We recommend carrying cash with you at all times for small purchases such as meals and snacks.

Cuba travel advice

The Food Scene

Cuban cuisine brings together the classical ingredients of the Americas. Rice, beans, green bananas, and seasonal fruit and vegetables are found in every iconic Cuban delight. Check out our Cuban Food Guide for the must-try dishes.

Try ropa vieja, the country’s signature dish. Picadillo and Tamales also deliver the colorful spirit of Cuban cuisine.

Get a taste of the exotic varieties of rum, Cuba’s national drink. Cocktails made with the iconic Havana Club will spice up your nights in Cuba.

Drinking tap water is not safe in Cuba.

Cuba travel advice

Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Cuba has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

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