Capital Havana

Population 11,239,004

Area 109,884 km2

Key facts

Cuba is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Cuba is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Cuba was ranked 43rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Cuba is Cuban convertible peso (CUC). The peso ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo (¢).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.07 CUC and 1 USD is worth 1 CUC.

Cuban
Banknotes

$1$3$5$10$20$50$100

Cuban
Coins

10¢25¢50¢$1$5

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Cuba is 7.21 Mbps and mobile is 17.1 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Cuba. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Cuba will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Good Friday will take place on April 7.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 Triumph of the RevolutionTriunfo de la Revolución
January 2, 2023 Victory of Fidel CastroDía de Victoria de las Fuerzas Armadas
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
May 1, 2023 Labour DayDía de los trabajadores
July 25, 2023 Day before the Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonConmemoración del asalto a Moncada
July 26, 2023 Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonDía de la Rebeldía Nacional
July 27, 2023 Day after the Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonConmemoración del asalto a Moncada
October 10, 2023 Independence DayDía de la Independencia
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayNavidad

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Cuba?

There are no Mariott hotels in Cuba.

There are no Hilton hotels in Cuba.

There are no IHG hotels in Cuba.

There are no Best Western hotels in Cuba.

There are no Radisson hotels in Cuba.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Cuba.

What fast food chains are present in Cuba?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Cuba.

The KFC chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Subway chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Cuba.

Weather

What is the weather like in Havana?

Today the sun in Havana, rises at 7:04 AM and sets at 6:22 PM. The climate of Havana may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

WednesdayFeb 8OvercastLow: 21°C (69.8°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
TodayFeb 9OvercastLow: 21.1°C (69.98°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 21.5°C (70.7°F)High: 31.6°C (88.88°F)
SaturdayFeb 11FogLow: 20.1°C (68.18°F)High: 31°C (87.8°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 20.2°C (68.36°F)High: 23.2°C (73.76°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 24.2°C (75.56°F)

Weather data for Havana (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cuba.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Cuba.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Cuba traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 8.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Cuba

106 Police
104 Ambulance
104 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • two bottles of liquor

Tobacco allowance

  • one carton of cigarettes

Sources

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