- Is there any entrance tax?
- Is tap water drinkable?
- What's the voltage used in Cuba?
- Are de plug types: Round or Flat?
- Is there a dress code in hotels?
- Are there vegetarian diets included in the menus?
- Are there reliable baby-sitings services in hotels?
- Is it safe to walk out the hotel?
- Can you take pictures anywhere?
- What is currency used in Cuba?
- What credit cards are accepted in Cuba?
- Are american express traveler's checks accepted?
- Can I cancel my credit card in Cuba If i run into difficulties whit it?
- Is there any tax on departure? How much is it?
- What is the maximum quantity of cigars you can take out?
- What is the maximum quantity of liquor you can take out?
- What are the regulations for the exportation of works of art?
- Are there any regulations for handicraft?
Q. Is there any entrance tax?
No, no tax is charged to enter Cuba.
Q. Is tap water drinkable?
In principle, the water at the hotels is drinkable but mind that chemical composition and taste can vary in regard to your country of origin. So, mainly when out of the hotels destined for international tourism, bottled water is recommended.
Q. What's the voltage used in Cuba?
The Cuban norm is 110V but many of the hotels recently built in joint venture with European companies use the 220V norm and in some of them there are no regulators. We strongly suggest finding out about your specific hotels and even bring your own regulator if needed.
Q. Are de plug types: Round or Flat?
As for the voltage, this may vary from one hotel to the other. We recommend getting information about your specific hotel or bringing an adapter. Other than in Havana, the rest of the country uses the flat type.
Q. Is there a dress code in hotels?
Generally, restaurants will demand a dress code that includes: pants, shirts and shoes in men. Ladies can dress accordingly, dresses are recommended at night. Clothing must always be fresh. Mind that temperatures are high almost all year round.
Q. Are there vegetarian diets included in the menus?
Few hotel restaurants include vegetarian diets but chefs will certainly be ready to prepare them when ordered.
Q.Are there reliable baby-sitings services in hotels?
Most hotels that promote family vacations do offer them. Check your hotel.
Q. Is it safe to walk out the hotel?
Cuba is known as one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean , but as everywhere there are certain common sense tips you must have into account for your own safety. It is recommended not to use too attractive jewelry outside the hotels, not to show big quantities of cash in public, not to take rides or buy things from unknown people in the streets. In general, be prudent.
Q. Can you take pictures anywhere?
Unless there is written prohibition (museums, military areas). You can take pictures or film freely. Mind that certain amusement and night places may charge you for the use of cameras.
Q. What is currency used in Cuba?
There are tow types of currency in Cuba : The Cuban peso that can only be used by Cubans in the places that so requires it. The Cuban convertible peso , used in all restaurants, stores, museum entrance fees, etc.