Guide to visiting Cuba published as popularity as a destination soars in US

Posted: 21-May-15 11:11

Cuba is becoming increasingly popular with Americans as a travel destination. In fact a recent survey showed that 30% of Americans are considering a holiday in Cuba. Now, Conde Nast has published a guide to visiting Cuba.

Guide to visiting Cuba published as popularity as a destination soars in US

Regulations regarding travelling to Cuba were relaxing for Americans in January - and an American citizen can visit provided they fall into one of 12 OFAC approved categories, including family visits, religious activities and public performances.

Conde Nast's senior digital editor Laura Dannen Redman went through the process of preparing for a visit to Cuba with Barbara Petersen, Conde Nast's aviation expers, covering all the questions potential visitors might have.

The guide covers all the vital steps to gaining access to this interesting country, from getting a visa, which can be obtained with help from a charter operator, to the documents needed for a trip – i.e a passport with at least six months remaining beyond the dates of a visit, and proof of health insurance cover.

Topics which tourist may not have thought about, such as whether souvenirs can be brought home and how Cuba fares for Wi-Fi access, are also covered.

With Jetblue recently announcing that regular charter flights from the US to Cuba will start from July 3, and that the 48-passenger Panorama cruise ship service set to arrive later this year, it's looking like many Americans will soon be taking advantage of the opening up of sea and air services to Cuba.


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