Replies: 6 - Last Post: Feb 18, 2013 12:28 PM Last Post By: Rickie_01
Feb 8, 2013 11:58 AM
Clearing CustomsHello - Flying from Halifax to Havana with a stop in Cayo Coco on Cubana Airlines. Will we clear Customs in Cayo Coco ? Does the flight from Cayo Coco to Havana arrive at the International Terminal, or is there a separate Domestic terminal ? Thanks.
Feb 8, 2013 12:56 PM
1The few times I have flown to Havana via 1 stops.... You will clear in Havana and land at Jose Marti
Feb 8, 2013 1:29 PM
2It depends on your ticket. If only a stop over to let some passengers off and take on new passengers to Havana than you will be required to exit the plane and given a transit card to board the plane again and you wait in the departure terminal. It’s a good opportunity to buy some duty free cig and liquor to bring to Havana. Your luggage will be unloaded in Havana where you have to clear immigration, claim your luggage and clear customs.
Feb 8, 2013 7:59 PM
3As Rickie says, most likely you are on the same plane, and will land at Jose Marti Terminal 3 and clear customs there.
Do you have the flight number(s) - is it all one number ?
As this is Cuba, there is always a chance that it won't be like that, though !
Feb 13, 2013 3:40 PM
4My experience has been that if its on the Same Cubana Airlines Flight/Plane you will Disembark in Cayo Coco airport but you just stay in the Transit Lounge. About 45-60 minutes later you reboard for the continuation of your flight to Havana. At the Havana Airport you will clear Passport Control/Customs.
ofcourse as with most things in Cuba nothing is set in stone so I highly suggest you double check upon checking in or while aboard your flight.
Feb 18, 2013 12:54 AM
5No. How this works is they go Halifax-Havana-Cayo Coco-Halifax. They need to clean the plane for the people going back to Canada. So everyone gets off. The people going to Havana go on their way. They people going to Cayo Coco wait in a waiting area. They will have places to buy beer, etc... normal airport lounge/transit area deal. You wait around for an hour or so and go. I assume you are doing sunwing or a charter deal. They never leave on schedule. THEY LEAVE EARLY. When everyone shows up they go.
You do not clear customs until you reach your final destination in Cayo Coco.
Feb 18, 2013 12:28 PM
6Hello out there …… in your rush to post a reply you forgot to read the question. The question was ... Flying from Halifax to Havana with a stop in Cayo Coco on Cubana.
I have done a similar route more than a dozen times Toronto to Cienfuegos with a stopover in Camaguey and poster # 1 #2 #3 and #4 are correct. The passengers with tickets to Cayo Coco leave the plane and head for the arrival terminal to clear immigration and customs and the passengers with tickets to Havana will get a transit card and wait in the departure terminal with the other passengers with tickets to Havana and Halifax.
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