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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Cuba Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Cuba

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Cuba. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Cuba shares a land border with United States. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.6.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Cuba

There are currently 5,141 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cuba. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 116 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cuba.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Cuba

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cuba.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cuba from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CU

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cuba

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Cuban Government has ordered all tourists to leave. Most commercial flights out of Cuba have been suspended, but airlines may organise non-scheduled flights at short notice. Follow @AusEmbMex (Twitter and Facebook) for updates. If you can't leave, you'll be confined to designated hotels. Expect widespread closure of businesses and stricter movement restrictions ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Do not travel to Cuba due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries to members of our diplomatic community resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cuba-travel-advisory.html

Individual rating changes for Cuba

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cuba. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Cuba changed from 3.4 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Cuba to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Cuba changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cuba with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Cuba changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Cuba to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Cuba changed from 2.3 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Cuba with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Cuba to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Cuba changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Cuba with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Cuba with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Cuba with a rating of 2.0.

About Cuba

Cuba with its capital Havana is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly smaller than Pennsylvania (110,860 km²). The country is located Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October). The landscape is mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast. With a population of about 11.42 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Havana
Population about 11.42 million
Size 110.860 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Common languages Spanish
Currency Peso (short: CUP)
Common voltage (electricity) 110/220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +53
Internet Top Level Domain .cu
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CUB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 192

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cuba is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution
  • biodiversity loss
  • deforestation

Natural hazzards

  • droughts are common
  • the east coast is subject to hurricanes from August to November (in general, the country averages about one hurricane every other year)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cuba. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural machinery
  2. cement
  3. cobalt
  4. construction
  5. nickel
  6. petroleum
  7. pharmaceuticals
  8. steel
  9. sugar
  10. tobacco

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. citrus
  3. coffee
  4. livestock
  5. potatoes
  6. rice
  7. sugar
  8. tobacco

Cuban Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cuba.

Export products

  1. citrus
  2. coffee
  3. fish
  4. medical products
  5. nickel
  6. petroleum
  7. sugar
  8. tobacco

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. food
  4. machinery
  5. petroleum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cuba?

Cuba is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Cuba.

Is it safe to travel Cuba in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Cuba. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cuba?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Cuba.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Cuba?

There are currently 5,141 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cuba. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 116 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cuba.

What is the size of Cuba?

Cuba has a size of 110,860 km² or 42,803 mi² which is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.