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Useful addresses


Consulate General of Cuba
5353 Dundas St. West, Suite 401
Toronto ON M9B 6H8
Tel.: 416-234 8181
Fax: 416-234 2754


Embassy of Cuba
167 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PA
Tel.: 020-7240 2488
Fax: 020-7836 2602
Web site: Embassy of Cuba in London


Cuban Embassy
16, Rue de Presles
75015 Paris
Tel.: 01-4567 5535
Fax: 01-4567 1262


Outside touristic places (especially Varadero), people only speak Spanish. If you want to tour the country you should at least bring a good phrase book or, even better, take an elementary course in Spanish.


For up to date information about health risks, go to the site of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Cuba. Always consult your family doctor as well.


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If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.

Safety and Security

Traveling in some countries or regions can bring risks with it. That shouldn't always be a reason not to go there, but part of a thorough preparation is to find out about possible risks.

A good place to find information is the web site of the CIA World Factbook Cuba. Always seek advice from your own country's foreign department as well.

Plan your trip to Cuba online

Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.

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