- CUC:Cuban Convertible Peso
- Flight duration:
- 9 hours 45 minutes
- GMT -5
WHEN TO GO
If you like it hot, jet off to Cuba between November and April, when the mercury creeps towards the 30s. There's a little more rain in the summer months, but it’s usually blue-sky days and rain at night. The sea stays nice and toasty all year round, too – expect water temperatures to hover around 26°C. Just so you know, August to October is hurricane season in Cuba. Thankfully, though, they’re pretty rare.
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Passports and Visas
British citizens must have a valid passport to visit Cuba. Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months after departing from Cuba. You’ll also need to get a tourist card before you get here. You can contact the Cuban Embassy in London for more info about these. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba/entry-requirements
A Cuban tourist card must be purchased prior to departure otherwise you will be refused boarding in the UK. Tourist cards can be collected in person from the Cuban Embassy in London, or can be applied for by post. Further information and the application form can be found on the Embassy’s website (http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/united-kingdom). When booking, please ensure there is enough time to obtain the tourist cards via your preferred method, prior to departure. 1 tourist card will be required for every member of your party, regardless of age.
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away, as you’ll have to show a copy of it when you get to Cuba. You should also make sure you’ve had a Hepatitis A jab at least two weeks before you travel. For the latest health and safety info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba/health