Foreign travel advice

Cuba

Summary

The central northern coast of Cuba was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, including the Cayos region and airport. The government is working to restore services before the main tourist season in November. 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’re damaged or will be 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.