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Worried about travelling to Cuba? Don't be!

11/03/2014

Travelling to Cuba is an experience!

Correction, travelling to Cuba can be a great experience, but there are things you should know before you go. It is well documented that the USA has very strong laws preventing US citizens travelling to Cuba and US businesses trading with Cuba. This means:

pink tick Do not take US dollars; you can change them but at a very poor rate.
pink tick Do not take Travelers Checks. I have used the US spelling as most travellers cheques are backed by US banks and these will not be accepted.
pink tick Credit/debit cards are accepted at larger resorts but NOT those issued by US banks including MBNA, Capitol One and the like.
pink tick Sterling notes (not damaged, not defaced) are accepted with most resorts having a Bureau de Change on site.

Whilst talking money, 1 Cuban Convertible Peso is worth approximately 67p. Bear this in mind when tipping. Another thing to remember is that the average Cuban earns just 67p a day so tips are vital to them.

However, prices are cheap, even the excursions. In the east of Cuba near Holguin you can swim with dolphins. The cost for this, which includes a dolphin show, a sea lion show, musical entertainment, an open bar and at least 20 minutes in the water with the dolphins is approx £67 a person – and that includes a boat ride across the bay to get to them.
Playa Guardalavaca Holguin Cuba
Playa Guardalavaca Holguin Cuba

Travel Insurance for Cuba

It’s not all joy, though. Travel insurance is essential and if you don’t have it you will be denied entry. It is important that the cover you have is sufficient to pay for a paramedic air-ambulance should you fall seriously ill and need to be taken to the US or even brought back to the UK. Our advice is £5,000,000 medical cover per person. There has been talk of policies backed by US insurers and banks not being accepted. Whilst we have been unable to verify this we would urge caution. Use this link to get a quote for travel insurance to Cuba.

Cuba - Island for the perfect holiday

Being the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba offers:

Miles of magnificent sandy beaches
Water sports at most resorts
Excellent seafood

The Unique Transport of Cuba

Cuban Car

A typical Cuban Taxi

Take time to admire the Chevrolets and Buicks.

When America closed the door on trade with Cuba in 1959 they lost their source of cars. Everywhere you go you will see these old cars, many are now taxis which are one of the few private enterprises allowed in the island.

The interiors are beautifully maintained though now more likely to be powered by a 4 cylinder diesel than the original V8.


With most resorts being truly all-inclusive, with a history you won’t find anywhere else and with its wonderful climate, Cuba really is a place to visit. And best of all, the Cubans themselves, they must be amongst the friendliest, most customer focused people in the world. You can find the official Cuban website for visitors here.

*Article written December 2013. Financial information and political situation correct at time of writing.

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This product is provided to Travel Insured by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - no.471641. By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated travel insurance site provided by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of someone who wishes to insure their trip away from their home for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

If you experience any problems when using the site, contact us on 0845 850 1066.

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