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 euro (EUR)

    Local currency / ISO Code

    Convertible peso CUC

    Currency exchange rate

    CUC 1 = ~ CHF 9.65 ; CHF 1 = ~ CUC 1.03 (09/2022)

    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

    Capital

    Havana (La Habana)

    Country code for calling Switzerland

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

    Voltage

    110/120 volt / adapter required

    Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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

    National language

    Official language

    Spanish

    Language capabilities

    English

    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).

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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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