The Cuban convertible peso (CUC) is the official currency that travellers use while visiting Cuba. CUC's can only be exchanged within the country—at an airport or at a kiosk conveniently located in most hotels and resorts.
Credit cards and travellers cheques issued by American Banks and their affiliates are not accepted in Cuba (E.G: Amex, Citibank, MNBA, AAA, CAA) and pre-paid Canadian or American Credit Cards.
Cuban Spanish is Cuba's official language, which is associated with Caribbean Spanish. Haitian Creole is the second most popular language in Cuba.
Things to remember
Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.
For security reasons: Satellite, GPS & Walkie-Takies are prohibited in Cuba. These devices will be confiscated by Cuban Customs upon arrival. For more information, visit www.aduana.co.cuWill open in a separate browser window .
To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.
- Tourist Card will be given on board the aircraft
- If your Tourist card shows scratches or corrections, or if you lose your card, you will have to pay $16 CAD (subject to change) in order to get a new card.
- You must complete both parts of your Tourist Card
Note: in the Cuba address field please enter the name of the hotel you will be staying.
To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada