The top weight that it is allowed to carry every passenger who travel to Cuba duty-free is 30 kg.
You can carry up to 10 kg of medicines, as well as personal objects, without payment of fees, in its original and easily recognizable packaging.
If exceeds 30 kg you will have to pay an overcharge of 10 CUC each kilo.
Money admission to Cuba is free. To leave the island: if you are superior to $ 5,000 or its equivalent in other currency, you have to declare them at the entrance. Otherwise,when you leave Cuba, you run the risk of losing the sum of money above $5.000 dolars.
you can import new or used with the value of $ 250 items.
It was authorized the temporary use (with the obligation to re-export at the end of the holidays) of some personal appliances (hair dryer, electric razors, radios, recorders, cameras, etc). This is also true for laptops and mobile phones.
You can not import refrigerators, electric cookers, irons and all that affect energy consumption in the country.
They can be exported from the country:
-Up to 100 CUC and 200 CUC.
-Cigars up to 50 bulk order or in boxes (for big quantities it is compulsory to get a sale receipt, as a guarantee that it was bought legally).
- Objects belonging to the cultural heritage, although it has purchased in licensed private stores (such as books, handicrafts etc). The export of such goods is dutiable. For this reason, it is always recommended to apply for and keep the receipt verifying that there is purpose of the mandatory label. Without this completely can lead to the seizure of the goods.
-It can be exported up to 4 rum bottles or other alcoholic beverages.
It is recalled that in Cuba the credit cards use is limited itself to a few extractions and they can be used at the main cities of the country. Americans"Express" credit cards are not acceptable.
Transactions with credit cards will be surcharged 11% of the transaction total value. For this reason, it is advisable to travel with cash, preferably Euros, or with a prepaid postpaid Visa card, where each transaction, it is surcharged a 5%.
What it is understood by "personal objects"?
New or used articles used for personal use during your travel to Cuba, bearing in mind any imported or exported good for commercial ends.
May I import medicines?
All passengers may import up to 10 kg of medicines as long as they are in their original packaging and were not specifically forbidden or need licenses, if you are not in possession of itself. In this case you do not pay customs duties.
The customs statement it should be filled up and to bring all the documents with you, in addition to personal objects, items which are subject to customs duty or in cash more than 5,000 or its equivalent in another currency.
I must declare all items that are not part of the personal items, subject to payment of duty or expressly exempted.
-Weapons (firearms, white or otherwise) and their ammunition.
-Living creatures: animal kingdom or vegetable kingdom.
-Samples or other items for commercial purposes
-Satellite communications equipment
-Other communications equipment (walkie-talkie)
-Cash: if it exceeds five thousand (5,000.00) dollars or its equivalent in other currencies.
-Works of art and museum objects
-Any item of high value the passenger will have to re-export (which will have to bring back to the departure).
In addition to the personal items that can be imported, you can bring another objects which are subject to the customs duty respective to new or used articles that have a maximum value of $1,000 (one thousand).
What if I can import items with a value of 1000.00 USD?
Items that exceed the maximum allowable value of $ 1,000.00 are subject to seizure.
What is the amount or the rate that apply to items which are not classified as personal items?
For imported items of excess passengers to 50.00 USD ($ 50.99 to be exact) and up to a value of one thousand dollars ($ 1 000.00), will pay a progressive rate, corresponding to the import value of the following:
from $ 51.00 to $ 250.99 -> 100%
from $ 251.00 to $ 500.99 -> 150%
from $ 501.00 to $ 1,000.00 -> 200%
For a permanent resident in Cuba, regardless nationality, it is paid in local currency (Cuban pesos).
For a permanent resident abroad, regardless nationality, it is paid in convertible currency (CUC), using the official exchange rate.
If I already paid the overweight of luggage on the airline, why do I have to pay it again at customs?
What you must pay at the airline it is the cost of excess baggage (kg). All passengers, depending on the class they are traveling, have the right to carry a top weight provided for the airline luggage, above which there is a fee.
What you must pay in the customs office, on the other hand it is determined from the value of imported goods.
In Cuba exports they are not taxed at all.
-How many cigars can be exported without presenting the purchase receipt?
You may export up to 50 cigars or individual boxes without having to show the purchase receipt
-How many items of the same kind can be imported?
You can, on every trip, import up to 2 items of the same type, of course, without exceeding the limit value. For example, 2 DVD, Play Station 2, 2 stereos, etc. The excess will be confiscated.
-Can I import an article that requires the authorization of the competent authorities and to manage the permission of my arrival in Cuba?
No, you can not. The permit must be obtained and handled before reaching Cuba.
In order to import items a child must be 10 years of age and be accompanied by an adult person. Children under 10 years can not import anything, they can only carry objects allowed.
You can bring pets to Cuba (dogs, cats, etc ..), provided they are accompanied by a health certificate issued by the competent health authorities vaccines in the country. In all cases, the license is granted at the border for Cuban medical and veterinary authorities and is determined taking into account the health certificate and vaccination presented, the state of health of the animal and country of origin.
In the case of an animal from the endangered species protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), you must also have a CITES certificate issued by the authorities of the country of origin.
You can import products that conform to the established for all passengers, in terms of limit value, the applicable rate, number of items and currency.
Pharmaceuticals, wheelchairs for invalids, scientific, technical, art and literature, sheet music, records, tapes, films for teaching; Prosthesis: when they are needed for a replacement of an organ or a part of it. Also materials as books for blind people.
It was very nice place to stay in Havana. Very clean, cozy, comfortable, has a good airconditioner. I totally satisfied to stay here. And Yamila and Diego are very kind and always take care about me . I recommend this CasaHyen, Japón
MI FAMILIA EN CUBA
CASA EN MUY BUENA UBICACIÓN, MUY CERCA DEL CASCO HISTÓRICO Y TODOS LOS LUGARES DE INTERÉS. CASA CON LIMPIEZA EXCELENTE. DESAYUNOS Y CENAS RIQUÍSIMOS. PERO LO MEJOR SON LOS ANFITRIONES, SIEMPRE ATENTOS, SIEMPRE DISPUESTOS EN AYUDAR, EN ORIENTAR. TE HACEN SENTIR EN FAMILIA, NO TENGO PALABRAS DE AGRADECIMIENTO POR SU ATENCIÓN A MI FAMILIA Y A UN SERVIDOR ESPERO VOLVER MUY PRONTO A CUBA Y SEGURO SERA CON NELSON Y SONIA. UN ABRASO MUY GRANDE.JOSE JUAN RUIZ RAMIREZ, México
excelente casa particular
Llegamos a la casa y Diego y Yamila nos estaban esperandonos con los brazos abiertos. Baño propio y una habitación amplia , nos quedamos super contentos. Os recomiendo que cojais el desayuno , está riquisimo y mucha cantidad ( zumo, cafe, sandwich de jamon y queso, pan con mermelada de guayaba, mucha fruta..). Además la casa esta muy bien situada a 1 minuto del malecón y a 5 del centro. En resumen vais a quedar encantados!Martin, España
Hola, Manuel y Mercedes, somos Roberto y Alicia. Gracias por recibirnos de la manera que lo hicieron, nos sentimos casi como en nuestra casa. A ud. Manuel en especial por tanta y muy buena informaciòn respecto de su paìs y su gente, tan bella, lo que me llevo a entender mucho màs su patria. Sientanse orgullosos de paìs y su gente. volveremos!!!. fuerte abrazo.Roberto Lòpez, Uruguay
Stanza molto luminosa, grande e pulita. Yamila e la famiglia gentilissimi e molto disponibili, sicuramente da consigliare agli amici e tornarci. Diego ci ha aiutato e consigliato, in modo perfetto, per farci visitare e conoscere i posti piu' belli della zona.antonio rusch, Italia
Excelente casa colonial en el centro de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba. Las habitaciones son amplias, limpias, frescas y seguras. Los desayunos y las cenas son excelentes. La recomiendo a todos los turistas.David Maceira, República Dominicana
Se la recomiendo a todos
La casa es bonita y centrica . recomendadaJuan Mexico
Recomiendo esta casa particular
ES UNA BUENA CASA, ASI COMO LA FAMILIA, BUENAS HABITACIONES LIMPIAS, BUENA COMIDA, FELICITACIONES A LAS COCINERAS YA QUE LA COMIDA TIENE SABOR CASERO, TRANQUILIDAD PARA DORMIR YA QUE APENAS HAY RUIDOS, Y CUANDO VOY A TRINIDAD SIEMPRE VOY A ESTA CASA YA QUE HE ESTADO EN VARIAS EN TRINIDAD Y ESTA ES LA QUE ME HACE REPETIR, SALUDOS A TODOSfrancisco escribano talavera, España
la casa se encuentra cerca del Centro de la Ciudad, pasamos dias muy lindoLuis
magnifica casa e splendidi i proprietari
Consiglio sicuramente questa casa, in assoluto la miglore casa dove siamo stati a Cuba, i proprietari sono serissimi e le colazioni abbondanti , la consiglioLaura
casa particular impia, comidas abundantes y ubicación central
La casa fue una revelación, limpia, comidas abundantes y ubicación central. recomendadaYaima Rodriguez
alojamiento especial en la ciudad de Cienfuegos, Cuba
estuve muy bien en esta casa, el dueno es un medico muy amable. graciasAndrea Mori
Hermoso lugar , casa particular muy limpia
Yo visite el lugar y es sin lugar a duda un lugar expectacular donde sus anfitriones te hacen sentir en un ambiente familiar, el lugar esta lleno de confort y disfrutas de la natureleza al maximo, esquisitos en la limpieza. El sason de Liliana algo inigualable..rico sason cubano. Les aconsejo visiten el Hostal La Coloneal Soroa, Es un lugar para recordar y volver a visitar.Claribel Gimenez, Estados Unidos
Inolvidables dias en Varadero
Varadero es segun mi experiencia personal una de las playas mas hermosas del Caribe. En mi estancia alli, estuve hospedado en este apartamento y el servicio fue explendido.Alberto Quesada, Argentina
- Before Going to Cuba - what is necesary ?
- how to book / Paying the houses in Cuba - Guide
- General Informatins for your trip to Cuba
- AREAS WHERE rent a house in Havana
- Informations Regarding to Cuban Custome Office
- Tourist Card- How do you get the Visa?
- Appropriate clothes for Cuba
- Varadero - The most beautiful beach
- in Airport - From the moment that the plane lands
- transport in Cuba
- Cuban Currency - check the daily exchange rate
- Havana busTour - the ideal transport to have a panoramic view
- Pinar Del Rio - The Cradle Of Tobacco
- Cienfuegos - the Pearl of the South
- informations Traditional Cuban food
- Trinidad - beautifull Colonial City
- Asked questions Frequently - Faq
- Legal Informations