Your Safety is Our Priority

By taking a tour with Cuban Adventures, the safety of your Cuba trip is enhanced in many ways. 

Because we are a fully legal operation in Cuba, as one of our customers you have unimpeded and immediate support from all government departments in Cuba, such as the Ministry of Health in Cuba (MINSAP), in the case of any incident or mishap. 

Our Guides are Licensed

Our tour guides are all formally licensed and registered in Cuba. This means they have all completed and maintain first-aid training requirements and are regularly updated on emergency procedures laid out by Government authorities in Cuba. As fully legal guides, they are not distracted by having to watch out for authorities and inspectors, and this allows them to fully concentrate on taking care of you and your well being. 

We are a Licensed Tour Operator in Australia

Our membership with CATO, ATAS & ATIA in Australia enhances the safety we can provide you by having an official connection to the International Tourism Industry, following its standards, and benefitting from the resources supplied to its member agencies.

Health in Cuba

The most important thing to remember when it comes to your health in Cuba is to bring all the prescription and non-prescription medication and first aid supplies that you may need for whatever occurs in Cuba. The pharmacies are not well stocked, and you cannot assume you will find what you need in case you get ill. Unless you are from a country with known yellow fever transmission, there are no vaccine requirements to enter Cuba, however, you should check with your local medical care team for suggestions. Read more about health concerns in Cuba.

Personal safety in Cuba

Cuban policeman patrolling the beach

Cuba must be one of the safer countries in which to travel. This is in no small part due to the swift and severe penalties handed down for even minor crimes. Stealing from a tourist is one of the more serious crimes for which lengthy jail terms can be given. There is also a high concentration of police in the cities, especially in tourist areas. Police in Cuba are very well paid compared to most Cubans, so they are not so prone to corruption. Also, there is no known terrorist threat to Cuba.

Crimes against tourists, however, do occur in Cuba, so it is advisable to take general precautions as you would do so when traveling in any other country. The less safe areas in Cuba would be in Central Havana and Santiago de Cuba late at night, where pick-pocketing in crowded areas, and bag-snatching have been known to occasionally occur. You should also inform yourself about dealing with jineteros (hustlers) and avoiding common tourist scams, which are prevalent in the most touristy areas of Cuba. 


Although they have the basics such as food, housing, health care, and education, the majority of Cubans are very poor in comparison to any tourist. So it is advisable that while in Cuba, and a basic courtesy, to not flaunt your wealth excessively and announce yourself as a potential target. Other precautions we recommend while traveling in Cuba would be not to carry lots of unnecessary cash around with you in the street, and when going somewhere late at night, to not carry external bags, to go as a group of 2 or more, and take a taxi.

If you keep in mind these basic safety precautions you will be sure to have a very enjoyable and safe visit to Cuba.

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