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Saint Louis...
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cuba

I am interested in travelling to cuba....any suggestions....airlines, etc

Melbourne, Australia
posts: 817
reviews: 52
1. Re: cuba

Maybe ask in the Cuba/Havana forum, especially if you are wanting to travel from America.

Nashville, TN
posts: 4,525
reviews: 8
2. Re: cuba

At this time, unless you meet certain specific requirements, US citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba. See below link.

…state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1097.html

If you do meet these requirements, you may need to book through an International agency and travel on a non-us carrier.

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 9,644
reviews: 32
3. Re: cuba

Well Ive been to Cuba and the majority of other tourists I met were US citizens.

Plenty of people seem to find a way.

Melbourne, Australia
posts: 817
reviews: 52
4. Re: cuba

Nozzie, how did you get there? Via Mexico? Did you travel on Cubana?

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 9,644
reviews: 32
5. Re: cuba

Yes to both. We went from Cancun but it was 10 years ago.

Leyland, United...
Destination Expert
for Playa Blanca
posts: 21,222
reviews: 42
6. Re: cuba

For most US citizens to fly to Cuba you need to go via Mexico or Canada. There are Americans that visit Cuba, and Cuba welcomes them, but obviously there is no where near as many as Canadians, and Europeans. There are no direct flights out for conventional tourism, only for Cuban-Americans, and some religious and educational groups travelling to US on a licence given by the US government, plus some others.

San Diego
Destination Expert
for San Diego
posts: 44,029
reviews: 60
7. Re: cuba

There are tours that go from the USA to Cuba but they are quite expensive!

At this time if a USA citizen goes there they cannot use their credit cards or change money so not sure how they handle their expenses?

Adelaide, Australia
posts: 9,644
reviews: 32
8. Re: cuba

Cuba trades in US$ for tourists. So no need to change money.

Leyland, United...
Destination Expert
for Playa Blanca
posts: 21,222
reviews: 42
9. Re: cuba

No one accepts US$ any more. US$ would need to be changed to CUCs on arrival. They are subject to a 10% exchange penalty.

Fredericton, Canada
posts: 424
reviews: 31
10. Re: cuba

#9 is quite correct and US travelers are advised to change their cash into $CAD, British pounds or Euros before leaving the US to avoid that 10% surcharge/penalty.

The Cuba forum answers questions from Americans thinking of traveling to Cuba all the time. A search will turn up some very comprehensive threads, or post a new request for info.