Checklist for Cuba Travel

Are you ready for your trip to Cuba? The below is a list of the critical items you’ll need to have ready before traveling to Cuba.

To enter Cuba you need to show an onward ticket. Airlines with flights to Cuba.

Upon arrival in Cuba you are required to provide the address of the first night of your stay. If you are traveling on a Cuban Adventures tour we will send you this address 10 days before your tour start date.

In some cases you can buy this at the airport before boarding your flight to Cuba. In other cases it will be included in your flight. Otherwise you will need to organize it beforehand. Read more here.

Another requirement to enter Cuba is medical insurance valid for the duration of your stay. You can organize this with a travel insurance company or buy it from us!

48 hours before departing for Cuba, you will need to fill out the customs, immigration, and health declaration form on the D'Viajeros website. This generates a QR code that you will need for the check in process. 

This is a statement you sign that affirms you are traveling to Cuba and will do so in accordance with the U.S. laws.

EUR amd USD are the most convenient and versatile cash currency to take to Cuba. More details are on our Cuba Money & Currency page.

More info about accessing your money in Cuba.

It’s best to come prepared with all your prescribed medication, and also any over the counter medication that you normally take from time to time, as this can be hard to source in Cuba. See also Health Precautions.

We encourage you to bring 3 items to Cuba that will reduce your production of plastic waste during your visit: 

  • A refillable water bottle
  • A reusable drinking straw (if you like to drink with a straw)
  • A cloth tote bag to send and receive your clothes to get laundered. More details.


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