Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cuba.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
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)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
The Travel Mastercard card is occasionally accepted at major hotels and restaurants.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Starting from 8 November 2004: US dollars are no longer accepted as mode of payment and must be exchanged for convertible pesos CUC (1 peso equals 1 USD) with a surcharge of 10%.
This fee does not apply when exchanging other hard currencies (CHF, EUR, GBP, etc.).
Travelers are advised to take cash in Euro and Swiss francs to change into the local currency.
Large cities/tourist centers (Varadero, Jardines del Rey, St. Lucia, Playa Covarrubias, Holguin): euros (EUR) are accepted as payment by many shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.
- 6 h
Havana (La Habana)
119 41(disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
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.
8.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sun)
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 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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).
Havanna, 5ta Avenida no. 2005, entre 20 y 22, Miramar-Playa
Tel. +53 7 204 26 11
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