Most visits to Cuba are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
Travellers are warned that crime is on the increase. The most common problems are from opportunist theft and loss of travel bags, handbags, etc containing passports and funds. It is advisable to keep all your funds separated and to have a photocopy of your passport.
In view of serious accidents that have involved tourists, visitors are advised not to use mopeds or three-wheel Coco-Taxis for travel around Cuba.
The hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November.
There are outbreaks of dengue fever in Havana and other parts of Cuba which the Cuban government is treating as a major health threat to the population. The Cuban authorities are taking extensive measures to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the disease to humans.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 020 7008 1500.
US Department of State