Cuba travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Cuba with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Cuba.

Varadero Beach, 100 miles east of Havana, Cuba © Blickfang -
Varadero Beach, 100 miles east of Havana, Cuba © Blickfang -

Cuba travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Cuba with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Cuba - quick facts
Flight time 10 hours
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Cuban Peso
Electricity A + B + C + L plug (110V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Cuba tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Cuba travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Cuba from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Cuba.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Cuba travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Cuba with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Cuba, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cuba covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Cuba with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Cuba FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Cuba including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Cuba due to Covid-19?

Cuba is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Cuba.

Check out Ministry of Public Health, Cuba for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Cuba?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Cuba. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Cuba from the UK?

The flight time to Cuba from the UK is typically 10 hours.

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What is the time difference between Cuba and the UK?

The time difference between Cuba and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Cuba?

The main language spoken in Cuba is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Cuba?

The currency in Cuba is the Cuban Peso (CUP).

Which plugs are used in Cuba?

Cuba uses electrical plug type A + B + C + L (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Cuba?

They drive on the right side of the road in Cuba.

Find out more about driving in Cuba with International Drivers Association*.

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Do you need a visa for Cuba?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Cuba.

Check Cuba visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ*.

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