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Cuba is an excotic travel destination that is slowly opening up for more tourists.
Strong influences from Spanish and African roots make it culturally diverse. Exotic rhythms like salsa and rumba can be found everywhere in Cuba, as many dances and music originated there.
Cuba has remained relatively untouched by outside influence, making it a unique destination.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Cuba. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Cuba: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue is one of the few mosquito-borne diseases present in Cuba. Unlike many other Caribbean nations, Cuba was able to avoid a major zika outbreak. Mosquito repellents and netting are recommended for Cuba.
Rabies is present in the country as well. Consider vaccination, especially if going to rural areas or staying for more than two weeks.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
While Cuba is more developed than some other Caribbean nations, cholera is still a threat to visitors to the island nation.
The most recent outbreak of cholera occurred in January 2015. But, it is believed cholera cases can go unreported by visitors to and citizens of Cuba.
The best protection against cholera is through vaccination. Passport Health clinics offer Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine available in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today!
Yes, all the U.S. visitors need to have a visa to enter the country. Currently there is no regular tourist visa for U.S. citizens. All the travellers need to fall into one of the 12 Visa categories.
For more information, see our Cuba visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Cuba is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is approximately 77°F and there’s plenty of sunshine.
The hottest time of the year is summer, from June to August. Summer is also the most festive time of the year with carnivals and event held in many cities throughout the country.
Cuba has a rainy season from May to October. Occasional bursts of rainfall can be expected in the afternoons. Cuba remains a popular summer destination, as the rainfalls bring relief in the heat.
December, January, and February are the coolest months of the year. During the winter months, occasional cold fronts can decrease the temperatures to the low 50’s for short periods of time.
Cuba is a relatively safe country for travelers. The roads are good condition, but driving at night should be avoided, as there are no streetlights. Crimes are very uncommon in there. There are virtually no firearms or illicit drugs.
But, still practice common sense, since pickpocketing and opportunistic theft are popular as in every tourist resort.
Strong military and police presence can be expected. The biggest threat to traveler’s safety is attending demonstrations and gatherings, as even peaceful demonstrations can turn confrontational without warning.
While more developed than many other Caribbean nations, it is still important to bring key items with you to Cuba.
There are many gripping sights and attractions peculiar to Cuba. The number of old American cars on the streets leave an impression as the time in Cuba had stopped somewhere in the 1950’s.
When visiting as unique destination as Cuba, it is important to bring souvenirs back home. The most exclusive souvenirs are Cuban cigars. Tourists are allowed to take up to $100USD worth of cigars with them.
All Americans visiting Cuba should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Cuba, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Havana
Calzada between L & M, Vedado
P. O. Box 606 Village Market
Phone: (+53) 7839-4100
Visit the Embassy to Cuba website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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