The central northern coast of Cuba, including the Cayos region, was badly damaged by the passage of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The government is working to restore services and some hotels are reopening. Havana and many other tourist areas are operating normally. Main roads are clear and most bus services and airports are running as normal.
If you’re planning a holiday to Cuba you should liaise with your airline or tour operator or check with your hotel to see if they are open.
The hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November. 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
UK health authorities have classified Cuba as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Cuba, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Most visits to Cuba are trouble free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.