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Received an email from a friend living on Isla de la Juventud who said there were health officials coming to deal with a suspected cholera outbreak occurring in private farms raising pigs. Anyone heard anything like this? What about the zika virus? I thought I heard some of the early cases were detected in Puerto Rico, not far from Cuba.
I know that StoneGate bank is allowing users to use their cards in Cuba, but that bank is limited to 21 locations in Florida,
Banco Popular/Popular Community Bank - has over 50 locations in NY, NJ, FL and have a massive presence in Puerto Rico - will permit users to use their Popular Community Bank MasterCard credit card while in Cuba - a affidavits must be filled out saying which of the 12 categories one is traveling under (tourism is not permitted).
Hoping for a bit of advice from like minded travellers. I visited Cuba 9 years ago, and from what I have gathered things today are changing fast. I have booked a flight to Havana Cuba for a month, from 16th December onwards. I don't have any interest in visiting Varadero, Caya coco or and hotels. On my last visit I did not book any case particulares in advance, especially as this was pretty impossible then. Now I have read that air bnb are open to bookings, as are a number of other…
I have worldwide travel insurance that covers me for £10m medical expenses, which includes among other items in the policy document:
"to return you to your home area on the advice of our medical adviser"
I have heard that Cuban immigration can be quite specific about wanting to see the words "air ambulance" in the words, which of course my policy does not have, although clearly this clause would cover the cost of an air ambulance if needed (how else could you need £10m of medical cover).
Corruption in Cuba 2016 – Nightclub Scams and Theft
In Havana many night clubs (centros nocturos) are located on the northern part of 23rd avenue known locally as “la rampa”. The cover charge, 2 to 5 cuc depending on the day of the week, is generally posted near the entrance but first-timers fail to notice the unlit signage and pay whatever the doorman demands. Cocktail Habana has an outdoor patio through which you must pass after paying the cover in order to enter the…
Hello, I am heading to Cuba for the fourth time. The first two times, for reasons that don't really matter here, this wasn't an issue. The third time I purchased my visa in advance thru the charter company I used to travel. I've just booked a last minute trip to Havana (via Avianca) and won't have time to utilize the visa services of the charter company I used before. My question is: Can I purchase my visa in the Bogota airport? Do you know if the airline has a counter or any type of service…