Frequently Asked Questions
Who can travel to Cuba?
Categories for travel to Cuba authorized by the US Department of State:
– Family Visits
– Official Business of the U.S.
– Intergovernmental Organizations
– Journalistic activity
– Professional research or professional meetings
– Educational activities
– Religious activities
– Public Performances
– Workshops-Athletic and Competitions
– Exhibitions-Support for the Cuban people
– Humanitarian projects
– Activities of private foundations or Research
– Educational Institutes
– Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and certain authorized export transactions.
What can I bring from Cuba?
There is no specific dollar limit on authorized expenses. Authorized travelers may engage in transactions ordinarily incident to travel within Cuba, including payment of living expenses and the acquisition of Cuban of goods for personal consumption there. Also, travelers are authorized to acquire in Cuba and import as accompanied baggage into the United States merchandise with a value not to exceed $400 per person, provided that no more than $100 of the merchandise consists of alcohol or tobacco products and the merchandise is imported for personal use only.
Passengers can purchase paintings and other artistic products; such objects need the appropriate documentation before departure. Shops can provide the correct documentation for the customer for returning goods to the United States.
The use of cellular service and internet in Cuba is limited.
The charges on luggage depend on the Charters Company policy or the Airliner carrier in that case.
Can I use American dollars?
When Traveling to Cuba, it is essential to know, that Cuba has a monetary difference and that there are still specific regulations to follow when visiting the country. Cuban banks do not have communication with US banks. Therefore the use of credit cards is not available in Cuba. Travelers are recommended to exchange Dollars for CUC which is Cuba’s convertible money.