Frequently Asked Questions About Travel to Cuba
Is it legal to travel to Cuba?Yes. You will receive a letter authorizing you to travel in connection with Cuba Rhythm and Views’ license. You should carry a copy of the letter with you, in case anyone at US customs or passport control asks to see it.
Is it safe to travel to Cuba?Yes, Cuba has relatively little street crime and less violent crime than any other country in the Western hemisphere. In Havana, you may run into an occasional problem with a pickpocket, but in general, there are very few incidents involving robbery, mugging, rape or other violent crimes. In general, you can walk freely about the city without worrying about personal safety. Common sense dictates that you should leave your valuables in the hotel safe, and don't flash a lot of cash in public.
Do I need a passport and visa?Yes. If you don’t have a passport, apply for one now through the passport office. It can now take up to five months for a passport to be processed so don’t wait until the last minute. You will receive a visa to enter Cuba when you get your air ticket. We suggest you make a copy of your passport to carry with you on the street and leave your passport locked up in the hotel safe. Normally there is no reason to carry your passport with you, and there is always the danger it could be lost or stolen. If your passport is from a country other than the USA, bring it with your USA resident card. To re-enter the USA, you must show a resident card.