NEW TRUMP CUBA POLICY FAQ

  (https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_20170616.pdf)

 

FAQ

Before you travel to Cuba:

  1. Can I travel to Cuba?
    Yes.

  2. How can I travel legally to Cuba?
    DMC of Miami will provide and prepare OFAC authorized certificate of travel/affidavit form and book flight and any ground service needed.

  3. What Does My Airfare Ticket Include?
    Airfare, Taxes and Medical Insurance.

  4. What Are Some Tips For First-Time Travelers?
    Educate yourself about the island and its regulations before you travel. DMC of Miami will brief you on do’s and don’ts before you leave. Make sure you are familiar with the currency exchange value. US credit cards will not work in Cuba yet. Familiarize yourself with weather conditions so you can dress accordingly. Refer to our tipping guidelines and remember that flexibility is key.

  5. What Are The Luggage Weight Restrictions/Regulations For Travel To The Island?
    Refer to our How It Works page. Phones, cameras, laptops and tablets are allowed. Consult our agent for more details.

  6. How Much Money Should I Take?
    Up to $ 5,000.

  7. Can I Use My Credit Cards In Cuba?
    US credit cards will not work, however, foreign credit cards will.

  8. Can I Take Travelers Checks?
    We do not recommend this; the process to exchange is more expensive and can be more complicated.

  9. Will My Cell Phone Work?
    It is possible, check with your service provider.

  10. What Can I Bring Back With Me?
    Art, printed matter such as books, photography, as well as music. Everything else is subject to the embargo.  Rum and cigars are permitted, $ 100 per person limit.

 

While in Cuba

  1. Can I Drink The Water?
    We don’t recommend it. Always drink bottled water.

  2. Should I Brush My Teeth With Bottled Water?
    Yes.

  3. Can I Take My Laptop/Tablet With Me?
    Yes.

  4. Is There Wi-Fi/Internet In Cuba?
    Yes, most major hotels offer wireless and internet service; however it is limited and can be very slow.  There will be a fee for its usage.

  5. Can I Take Pictures
    Yes.

  6. How Much Should I Tip?
    Please refer to our tipping guidelines.

  7. What Should I Pack?
    Casual wear, comfortable shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, medicines (prescriptions and over the counter) and tissues.

  8. Are There Safes In The Rooms?
    Most of the major hotels have them as well as some B&Bs.

  9. In Case Of Emergency, Is There A US Embassy In Cuba?
    Yes.  Address:  Calzada between L&M Streets, Vedado T:  53.7.833.3551