Frequently Asked Questions…
Do we reserve our own flights to Havana?
- Yes. It’s as easy as booking to anywhere else online.
- For example, if you book online with American Airlines, as soon as you tag in Havana as a destination, you’ll be prompted to affirm that you’re traveling under one of the 12 permissible licenses.
- You check “yes” and that’s it. End of story. No other paperwork is required.
- Then, when you check in at the airport for your flight to Havana, you’ll be asked which of the 12 licenses you’re using: answer = “Support for the Cuban people”
Do we apply for our own visas?
- Yes. The airlines have their own relationships to Cuba tour specialists who can provide the visa.
- After reserving your flights, you should receive an email from the airline with a link to their visa provider (some airlines may include the visa in your reservation).
- For example, American airlines uses Cuba Travel Services. At any time you can request and pay for the visa online.
- Visa’a can also be purchased upon check in ($100) at Miami Airport.
Are we required to get Covid vaccinations?
- No. However, we recommend you consult with your doctor ?
Is it advisable to get any other vaccinations?
- Hepatitis and tetanus, but consult your doctor.
Do we need an international drivers’ license? With a motorcycle endorsement ?
- You do Not need an international driver’s license.
- Your US. driver’s license will suffice, but it must include a motorcycle endorsement.
Can U.S. travelers go to Havana for a few days before the ride starts, or stay a few days after the ride concludes?
- Yes, US. law provides for anyone under US .jurisdiction to visit Cuba any time they wish, pre-approved as long as they sincerely believe they fulfill one of the 12 license categories and abide by the regulations while in Cuba.
- You may do so for as many days as they wish.
- Everyone is pre-approved (and no paperwork is required) under the “Support for the Cuban people” license, which requires that you stay at private B&Bs and dine at private restaurants while in Cuba.
- Therefore, you can choose to book your own flights to arrive/depart on any day before or after the trip.
What about medical insurance and emergencies?
- Your airline ticket includes medical insurance for medical services provided while in Cuba.
- Of course, it’s always wise to obtain medical evacuation insurance, such as Medjet assist.
- Proof of insurance is provided by a red stamp on your boarding pass to Havana.
- This should be retained and carried on your person at all times while in Cuba.
Can I use my credit cards in Cuba?
- No, US law prohibits use of credit cards in Cuba.
- You’ll be operating on a cash only basis.
- We recommend you carry $600-1000 in small bills ($1,5,10,20s) for 9 days in Cuba.
- Some cash in a throwaway wallet and in some your real wallet in your backpack or tankbag, or your luggage.
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