- Visa - Make sure you get a correct visa for the purpose of your visit (find out more here).
- Vaccinations – Although it’s not compulsory to get vaccinations, it’s recommended to check that you’re up to date with your injections.
- Weather – Cuba’s hurricane season normally runs from June to November, so it’s important to monitor weather conditions and track the progress of the approaching storm.
- Insurance - You must have a valid travel insurance policy when arriving in Cuba.
- Money – Technically Cuba operates a dual currency system, where visitors use the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) which can only be bought and sold once you’re in the country.
Due to tensions between Cuba and the USA, there have been reports that any travel insurance policy or credit card that is underwritten by, owned by or affiliated with an American company will not be accepted in Cuba. For this reason, it’s worth checking beforehand that your policy and money will be accepted on holiday.
Take a look at the gov.co.uk website for more information on foreign travel advice for Cuba.