Last updated: 01 August 2014
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November. You should monitor weather updates and track the progress of approaching storms. See Hurricanes in 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.
Be cautious when travelling in Cuba. Driving standards are variable.
Dengue Fever is endemic to Latin America and the Caribbean. There have been recent reports of cholera. Chikungunya virus has also been detected in the Caribbean, including Cuba.
There is a low threat from terrorism.
Most visits to Cuba are trouble free.