Is it safe to travel to Cuba

first_imgThe country is respecting a 9 day period of mourning lasting until 4th December, and as such those who are looking to travel, or are currently travelling in Cuba, may experience a more sombre atmosphere.All public events have been cancelled during this mourning period. Some museums will be closed and many bars and restaurants will be switching off their music, with a citywide ban on alcohol in Havana. There are to be two rallies, due to take place on 29th November and 3rd December. While there are no levels of threat, the FCO recommends keeping an eye on the local media and reaching out to your tour operator, hotels, or airlines about any possible changes to your booking. Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  If you’re planning to book a holiday to Cuba next year, it should be noted our data shows that *flight searches to the island have seen a 26% increase from the UK and 16% increase from the US in the week following Castro’s passing. This may impact flight availability and prices and we would recommend setting up price alerts** to monitor prices changes as and when they happen to get the best deal.Do you need a visa to go to Cuba?Prior to travelling you will need to get a tourist card which is valid for up to one trip of 30 days. If you have any questions on visas, the Cuban Embassy is your best go-to. Although crime levels are low, it is a must that you take out travel and medical insurance before visiting Cuba; you’ll be asked to present these documents upon arrival on the island. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Looking for travel advice? We’ve got more information and tips for you…Top 10 unmissable things to do in HavanaWhether you’re on the trail of Che Guevara and Ernest Hemingway or you just want to kick back and relax to some vibrant live Cuban music washed down with plenty of mojitos, Havana has plenty to offer.How to cope when a dream holiday turns into a nightmareWe’ve put together a guide to help you cope should things not go according to plan while you’re on holiday.Flight cancelled or delayed? Know your rightsIf you’re stranded abroad and looking to get home, here are our best tips for getting there as quickly and safely as possible.*Data is based on a week on week comparison (comparing 20th November 2016 against 27th November 2016) of UK and US searches to Cuba. Skyscanner looked at 250 million exits on flights over a three-year period to make the data as robust and accurate as possible. Our overall result of seven weeks to book in advance should be considered as a guide for travellers. While Skyscanner has identified the average flight prices and best time to book, there will never be one date where it can guarantee that flight prices will be at their cheapest. However, there are clear trends we can see that are useful to show travellers.Information correct as of 29th November 2016, obtained from https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba. Please always check the latest guidance at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba before booking a tripSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Find cheap flights to Cuba Related10 tips for travelling the Caribbean on a budgetCaribbean getaways needn’t cost you the earth. These tips and tricks for travelling the Caribbean on a budget mean you’ll still be eating the best jerk chicken, having one rum punch a day and seeing some of the regions most beautiful beaches.Travel Trends: world’s top destinations for 2016Get all the latest travel trends for 2016 and find out why these are the places you have to see this year.Top 15 attractions and things to do in HavanaWhether you’re on the trail of Che Guevara and Ernest Hemingway or you just want to kick back and relax to some vibrant live Cuban music washed down with plenty of mojitos, Havana is the perfect destination for a city break. Here is our guide to the top 15 essential…last_img

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