Cuba Visa

Cuba Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping


Tourists from Russia do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Cuba for up to 30 days. You need to have a passport and round-trip air tickets with you. When entering the country, an immigration card is filled out, one copy of it is given at the airport upon arrival, the other – upon departure from the country. When departing from Cuba, an airport tax of US$ 25 will be charged.

There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currency. Any amount over US$5,000 must be declared on the declaration. The export of national currency is limited to 100 pesos and 200 convertible pesos. No duty is levied on the import of 200 cigarettes, 250 g of tobacco, perfumes, medicines and personal items. When exporting goods purchased in Cuba, you will be asked for a receipt, so do not forget to take receipts from sellers. It is not allowed to export from the country items that are national treasures, precious metals, sea shells, antiquities and certain types of plants and animals.

Cuba, Embassy website:

Embassy in Cuba

Cuba, embassy in Moscow
Leontievsky lane, 9.

Tel: (095) 202-82-61, (095) 290-28-82, (095) 291-36-33.

Cuba, Embassy website:

Cuba, Russian Embassy in the country:
Havana, 5 Avenida, No. 6402, entre 62 at 66, Miramar.

Tel. 24-10-85, Fax 24-10-38

Contact in Cuba

For calls within the country, pay phones are used, both coin and card, which you will find in any city. For international calls in large hotels there are special telephone exchanges “Telekorreos”. The call is made by card, which can be purchased from the hotel administrator. You can call to any country from an international call center. To call Cuba, dial 8 – 10 – 53 – area code – subscriber number. The Havana code is 7. If you want to call from Cuba to Russia, you need to dial 119 – 7 – the area code – the subscriber’s number.

Emergency Phones in Cuba

National Police: 82-0116,

Fire Department: 81-1115,

Ambulance: 24-2811.

January 1-2 – Liberation Day

May 1 – Labor Day

July 26 – National Uprising Day

December 25 – Christmas

The Cuban Carnival takes place in Havana in late July – early August. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, colorful shows and processions are organized along the Malecon. In December, the International Latin American Film Festival is held.

In Cuba, spearfishing with a gun is officially prohibited.

According to lawschoolsinusa, shops are open on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm, on weekends they close at about 3 pm. In the main tourist centers, shops are open from 10 am to 8 pm.

In restaurants, it is customary to leave a tip of 10% of the amount indicated on the bill.

Cubans are very cheerful and talkative, very temperamental and amorous. All Cubans dance beautifully; in the evenings, impromptu discos appear right on the streets. The local people are distinguished by disinterestedness.

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Before traveling to Cuba, it is better to take out insurance, because medical care for foreigners is quite expensive here (for the local population, medical care is free). Calling an ambulance and the first visit to the doctor will be free. The quality of medical care is good, hospitals are equipped with modern equipment. Cuba has reached a high level of development in biotechnology, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the provision of medical equipment.

Tourists are advised to drink special bottled water, as there is a risk of contracting hepatitis.

Upon entry, the presentation of the International Certificate of Vaccination is required from those arriving from countries where yellow fever and cholera exist or those declared by the World Health Organization as zones of infection.

Cuba Visa