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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Cuba Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Cuba is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

Cuba shares a land border with United States. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 2.0.

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 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Cuba.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cuba

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: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to attacks targeting U.S. Embassy Havana employees resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff. Numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees appear to have been targeted in specific attacks. We are unable to identify the source. Many of these employees have suffered injuries. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical ...

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

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: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens to monitor local news & weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities and emergency services. The hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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 - Var försiktig i Havanna. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Cuba is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Cuba in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Cuba.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cuba?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for 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.