Foreign travel advice



For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

The hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Matthew is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of Cuba from around 3 October 2016. You should monitor weather updates and track the progress of approaching storms. See Natural Disasters

You must take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. You will be expected to present your insurance policy on arrival in the country.

Crime levels are low and mainly in the form of opportunistic theft. See Crime

Be cautious when travelling in Cuba. Driving standards are variable. See Road travel

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits to Cuba are trouble free.