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Getting to Cuba is easy. The great majority of visitors arrive by air. Cuba is connected to approximately 50 cities in the world through regular and charter flights: the most important cities of the Caribbean, Canada, United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Over 60 foreign airlines fly to Cuba landing in its ten international airports located in the main cities and tourist destinations of the country. However, the main place of entry to the Island is José Martí International Airport in Havana.
To enter Cuba as a tourist you only need a valid passport, a Tourist Card and a travel insurance policy. The passport must have a minimum valid period of six months beyond your stay in Cuba. The Tourist Card can be purchased at travel agencies and airlines that fly to Cuba. The Tourist Card allows free travel throughout Cuba for up to thirty days.Visas for long-term stay & non-tourist
As a requirement for entering the country, all foreign travelers and Cubans living abroad, shall have a travel insurance which covers medical expenses or a policy for medical expenses with coverage in Cuba. The insurance policy should be bought at the country of departure. Travelers, who do not have insurance at arrival, could obtain insurance and assistance from Cuban insurance companies at the airports, ports and marinas.
Since November 2004, prices in tourist facilities and other service units are set in Convertible Cuban Pesos ($CUC), issued in 1994. You can exchange your currency (Euros, Canadian or US dollars, GBP, Mexican Peso, Japanese Yen and others) into $CUC at airports, banks, hotels and at the exchange houses, called CADECA for its acronym in Spanish, spread all around the Island.
Electric appliances with round prongs require a flat-prong adapter to be used in the electrical outlets of Cuba. The electric current of general use is of 110 v / 60 hz, even though recently constructed hotels also have 220 v / 60 hz.
Though tap water is drinkable, it’s recommended that you stick to bottled water as an added protection against tropical illnesses. Most hotels have doctors and nurses on call for 24 hours a day, and the main cities and tourist destinations of the country have clinics for tourists.
Cira García Clinic in Havana provides emergency services, long-term care, and any medical need to tourists and foreigners. It has a good selection of doctors and nurses and offers excellent services. There is also a pharmacy across the street from the Clinic. Cira García Clinic address: Calle 18 # 4304, Alt. de Miramar, La Habana, Cuba. Ph: (53-7) 204-2811 & 204-4300.
You can call from Cuba to any other country from your own home by using an ETECSA Prepaid Telephone Card, available at prices starting from $CUC 5. You can also call to other countries from hotels or from Phone Company Desks available throughout the country, or from cellular phones.
Cellular phones can be rented upon arrival, or you can bring your own phone and activate it here. It will work in major cities and tourist areas.
Internet access is available in many Cuban hotels, some Mail and ETECSA offices, the Capitol building and the Chamber of Commerce offices.
Internet access is becoming more and more common and available in Havana. The most popular Internet Cafe in the city is located in the Capitol building. The price there is $CUC 5 per hour. Several hotels with business centres and/or Internet cafes are other options, where most of the prices are between $CUC 5 - 8 per hour, some with higher prices for being fancier hotels. Alternatively, you can use ETECSA offices. These offices sell disposable access cards at $CUC 6 per hour valid in every Internet-equipped ETECSA office in the country. There's one at Aguila & Dragones Streets in Centro Habana. Ph: (53-7) 866-4641 & 866-4646.
Nearby Old Havana