Now Illegal To Take out CUC
Replies: 39 - Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 7:10 PM Last Post By: johnabbotsford
Sep 18, 2012 5:03 PM
30I'm not sure what immigrations has on their computer screen. If they ask me how many times I have been to Cuba I hold up one finger. I have been 4 times this year and 15 times in the last 3 years.
Sep 18, 2012 7:01 PM
31#46 absolutely re my initial predictions of almost zero impact but the law says that any CUC found on departure or arrival will be confiscated irrespective of when exported hence my comment re no "grandfather" clause in the legislation. Not theoretical of course to the handful of those already affected.
Sep 19, 2012 6:30 AM
32As far as I am concerned its all b.s. I would like tio see them search a plane load of 180 ; 330 ; ; or even 450 ; tourists for a few bucks of conv pesos one would never get out of the terminal ; they just couldnt handle it anyway I will find out for sure in a couple of weeks I allways leave with a couple of hundred so I can jump right in a taxi and be gone . customs are allways coming up with something stupid ; I can remember 35 years ago they wanted a form filled out with how much money you were bringing in and even the value of the jewelery you had on you and what it was anything you paid for was in pesos; u.s. ; or canadian dollars and the change returned had to be in the same currency ; what a screw up ; cubans havent changed much ;
Sep 19, 2012 7:01 AM
33Genuine question: is there a specific law against defacing or destroying the currency in Cuba? ( I know there is in some countries.)
Because if they try enforcing this BS on me, I am not going to delay in ripping the CUC notes up into tiny pieces before handing them over to aduana.
Sep 19, 2012 7:17 AM
Avoid such action. You can be arrested and going to a black list that I think not to be in your interests as I take it you want to come back (I may be wrong though).
Years ago I brought back a beautiful bouquet of dried natural flowers I was given as a gift by a well-known international personality to be taken to another personality in here. While at Custom I was not allowed to take them inside the country by a Ministry of Agriculture restriction related to bacteria or something like that. I was not happy. But I was not happy either with the signal the male custom officer taking care of me gave to a female aduanera (whom I took to be his gf or date) in the next door counter. It seemed to me he wanted to give them to her…lol..
So I wrapped them in a plastic bag (so the possible bacteria would not “enter the country”) and I smashed badly the bag against the metal table until making the flowers pure powder. I slept in an immigration jail after a fight with two police officers……lol..
You guys may be unhappy and some of you are bragging like children. But at the time to cross the border into here if you are caught with the CUC you will lose them no matter what; so relax because no Custom or migratory regulations established anywhere by any Government are to be liked or can be argued. So you can keep liberating such stress in here…lol..
Sep 19, 2012 10:17 AM
Sep 19, 2012 12:28 PM
36I always remember that the rules and police authority in Cuba are vastly different than when I am at home in the US. I deal with everyone who works for the Cuban government as if they had the authority of an old time sheriff out in the wild west back 150 years ago. I set aside principle and the concept of right vs. wrong because I know not to get into a battle that I cannot win.
I will just put my CUC out of sight and avoid the problem.
Sep 19, 2012 12:39 PM
37I guess that must be the same feeling for most Americans when they go back home after an illegal trip to Cuba. It is just another irrational immigration rule to deal with in a battle impossible to win.
Oct 10, 2012 7:04 PM
38I specifically asked Immigration when I entered 26 September. They have no knowledge about this new law and only said that the amount of CUC you could enter and depart with had always been limited for years. Simply put, they have not been informed of any change.
My problems with immigration and adujana are a different story, but that is for a new topic
Oct 10, 2012 7:10 PM
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