Travel advice for Cuba.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cuba.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

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  • Change cash into the local currency for the regions more agrarian in the travel destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Convertible peso CUC

Currency exchange rate

CUC 1 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ CUC 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 6 h

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Havana (La Habana)

Country code for calling Switzerland

119 41(disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa in form of tourist card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (USD 50.00 (equivalent) per day) for stays up to 1 month.
Tourist cards are available at travel agencies or the Cuban represantation in Berne.

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sun)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Rental cars with driver available.

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Use officially marked taxis only.
    Do not hitchhike and do not take hitchhikers.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Havanna, 5ta Avenida no. 2005, entre 20 y 22, Miramar-Playa
Tel. +53 7 204 26 11

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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