Ethik trip to Cuba

concepteur de voyages à Cuba

Take a small group on a 12-day eco-responsible getaway to our beautiful island of Cuba.
Discover the west and centre of the country in an eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable way, at the hands of the locals, and let them benefit directly from the economic impact of your trip.
Test their warm welcome by staying with them and be prepared for a unique authentic experience with us.

For us, being ethical also means being transparent, so for each trip booked with our partners, a contribution will be given to Ethik Hotels when you indicate that you come from us. The objective is to be able to make the site live.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CIRCUIT « CUBA IN GREEN »

  • Discovery of Cuba in a small group (of 10 people maximum), for more familiarity and conviviality
  • Discovery of the Western and Central regions of Cuba, ideal for a first trip to our country
  • Sharing with Cuban families, thanks to 100% homestay accommodation
  • Visit of 4 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Total immersion in Havana, to feast in its colonial district but always next to the Cubans
  • Ride in an old American car, to relive Havana from the 1950s
  • Visit to a rural community for sustainable development, located in a Biosphere Reserve area
  • Discover the region of the best tobacco in the world
  • Visit of a family farm and agroecological project
  • Seaside break in one of the most beautiful snorkeling sites in the country
  • Visit of the only Cuban city founded by French people
  • Discover the best-preserved colonial city in all of America
  • Day trip to Topes de Collantes, for a day in nature
  • Visit to the city of Che Guevara and learn about its role in Cuban history
  • Getaway to a typical Cuban fishing village, completely off the beaten track
  • Eco-responsible, ethical and sustainable vision
  • Good distribution of time, combining activities with support and time for oneself
  • Freedom and autonomy, thanks to transport with driver available according to program
  • Expertise, advice and assistance from a local French speaking guide, available according to the program
  • Quality services, specially selected and guaranteed by “Route Cuba”

Cuba road

Our partner agency is Route Cuba.
Considering the way Cuba works, we decided to make an exception to our usual practice and work with Yeny Abreu located in France. Indeed, local agencies are run by the government and have little economic impact on local people working in tourism, whereas Route Cuba works with freelancers / independent service providers.
Language spoken: French
Contact:
@ : www.routecuba.com
Email : yeny@routecuba.com

Accommodation on this tour is 100% home stay, not in hotels. As far as your criteria are concerned, all houses meet at least the 3 criteria below :

  • Staff must be part of the local community ;
  • Sheets and towels do not have to be washed daily ;
  • Cleaning in the rooms should not be daily or with eco-friendly products.

Secondly, even if not all the houses have vegetable gardens or farms, all the products consumed in the meals (including breakfast) are local and in season, especially the fruit and vegetables.
As for plastic, the houses often offer bottled water (at an extra cost) but only because this is the only way bottled water can be purchased in Cuba. As for other drinks offered, they are either in cans or in glass but not in plastic.

12 days / 11 nights – From a minimum of 2 pax to a maximum of 10 pax – One departure per month from 1 680 € per person.

PROGRAMME

Day 1 / Hola, Havana !

Arrival in Havana. Welcome at the airport by your local French speaking guide (other languages also available). Private transfer from José Martí International Airport to your accommodation in Havana. Accommodation for 3 nights, breakfast included. Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 2 /Colonial Havana

Day of immersion in colonial Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1982, to discover so many of its remarkable sites and
corners that are a little more hidden from the eyes of visitors. It is an ideal way to (re) discover many facets of the Cuban capital by visiting :

• the Paseo del Prado, one of the most beautiful avenues in Havana;
• the Bacardí building, the city’s first Art Deco (exterior);
• Plaza del Cristo, ideal for getting away from the tourist masses and seeing how Cuban daily life works ;
• the church of Espíritu Santo, the oldest church in the city…
To end with a visit to the Havana Club rum museum, to learn about the secrets of its production and end with a tasting. Free lunch.

In the evening, free time in town. As a suggestion : Café Taberna, for a dinner and traditional Cuban music live, with some members of the
legendary group Buena Vista Social Club; Cabaret Tropicana, the most famous cabaret in Cuba, for an evening under the stars and in a festive
cabaret atmosphere; Gato Tuerto, temple of bolero and romantic song; at La Zorra y el Cuervo, Havana jazz club, etc. Dinner on your own and
overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 3 / Modern Havana

Discovery of modern Havana, in an old American car, by visiting :

Le collejon de hamel, pour les amateur de street art

• the Colón cemetery, which has become a monument thanks to its works of art tombs ;
• Revolution Square, meeting place for Cubans during the most important moments of the country ;
• a cigar factory, with the possibility of buying them in its shop;
• John Lennon Park, home to a life-size statue of the famous English composer and member of The Beatles ;
• Callejón de Hamel, an oasis for street art lovers ;
• the Malecón, avenue by the sea, very popular and symbol of Havana…

To finish with a cocktail in hand, overlooking the sea, in the gardens of the Hotel National. Approximate duration: 3h. Free lunch.

In the afternoon, free time in the city. Several optional activities will be offered to you, such as :
• The Fusterlandia universe, a community urban art project
• Cuban cocktails workshop, tasting included
• Meeting with seniors, in a “Casa de los Abuelos”, around a domino game, Cuba’s national game, and a snack.

In the evening, free time in town. As a suggestion: Café Taberna, for a dinner and traditional Cuban music live, with some members of the
legendary group Buena Vista Social Club ; Cabaret Tropicana, the most famous cabaret in Cuba, for an evening under the stars and in a festive
cabaret atmosphere ; Gato Tuerto, temple of bolero and romantic song ; at La Zorra y el Cuervo, Havana jazz club, etc. Dinner on your own and
overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 4 / A stop at the eco-village of las Terrazas

(200 Km, 3h30)

Discovery of Las Terrazas, a small community of reference for sustainable development. Walk in the heart of a very beautiful landscape, of
luxuriant and varied vegetation, classified as a Biosphere Reserve, by visiting :

• the former Cafetal Buenavista to learn about the process of obtaining Cuban artisanal coffee;
• the house of Polo Montañez, famous singer and songwriter of the region;
• some local workshops and the local square;
• Café de María, with a tasting of one of the great coffee specialties of the Hotel La Moka, a particular example of respect for nature.
Free time, lunch and swimming in the San Juan river. Approximate duration: 5h.

Then, continuation to Viñales. Homestay accommodation for 2 nights, breakfast included.

In the evening, free time in the village. As a suggestion: Polo Montañez Cultural Center, in the small central square, to enjoy traditional Cuban
music live; Palenque de los Cimarrones, disco located at the exit of one of the caves of Viñales; El Patio del Decimista, ideal site to get closer to
Cubans and its typical rhythms. Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 5 / Viñales, a breathtaking landscape

Discovery of Viñales, famous for its mogotes, and its breathtaking natural landscapes, by visiting :

Vue sur un paysage de montagne

• its shaded streets lined with colorful houses ;
• the Cueva del Indio, with a short boat trip in the river that flows inside;
• the Palenque de los Cimarrones, one of the caves of refuge for escaped slaves ;
• the Mural de la Prehistoria, to taste one of the best piña colada in the country ;
• a tobacco plantation, with its dryers and its “despalillo” (depending on the season)
• Lake El Salto, the village’s water source ; and
• the viewpoint of the Hotel Los Jazmines, offering a unique view over the Viñales valley.

Approximate duration: 3h. Free lunch.

In the afternoon, visit to Finca El Paraíso, a family agroecological farm project, formerly an unused area and now producing fruits, vegetables,
aromatic and medicinal plants, used in the preparation of the dishes offered by the family. Exchange with local producers, around a drink freshly made with farm products (do not hesitate to ask for the anti-stress cocktail), to discuss organic production systems free of chemicals, with a nice view of “El Valle del Silencio”. Approximate duration : 2 hours.

In the evening, free time in the village. As a suggestion : Polo Montañez Cultural Center, in the small central square, to enjoy traditional Cuban
music live ; Palenque de los Cimarrones, disco located at the exit of one of the caves of Viñales ; El Patio del Decimista, ideal site to get closer to
Cubans and its typical rhythms. Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 6 / Snorkeling Zapata

(355 Km, 5h00)

Departure to Playa Larga. Accommodation for 1 night, breakfast included. Free lunch.

Free time to snorkel the entire eastern coast of the Bay of Pigs (Playa Larga, Cueva de los Peces, Playa Girón, etc.), Cuba’s most accessible dive
site. Take advantage of formations of coral plates, which almost surface, and which intersect with each other, to give rise to a coral reef 35 km long
just about 50 meters from the beach. Little extra : you can dive in freshwater and saltwater cenotes, some of them communicating with the sea.
Touring the Caribbean side, the conditions are usually optimal for snorkeling or even scuba diving. -Marine. Approximate duration: 3h.

In the evening, free time in the village. Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 7 / Cienfuegos, the pearle of the south

(200 Km, soit 3h30)

Departure to Cienfuegos, and discovery of the city, known as “the pearl of the south”, by visiting :

plage de cuba

• its avenues, founded by the Frenchman Jean-Claude de Clouet in 1819 ;
• the Prado, the longest street of its kind in all of Cuba ;
• José Martí Park, declared a National Monument ;
• the Arc du Triomphe, a unique construction in Cuba, dedicated to the country’s independence ;
• the Tomás Terry Theater, one of the city’s most elegant eclectic buildings ;
• the former Ferrer Palace, a magnificent neoclassical building from which one can contemplate one of the best panoramic views of the city ; and
• the Palacio del Valle, built in the form of a Moroccan kasbah with a terrace offering one of the most beautiful sunsets (small cocktail in hand).

Approximate duration: 4h. Free lunch.

Continuation to Trinidad. Accommodation for 3 nights, breakfast included.

In the evening, free time in town. As a suggestion : Casa de la Música de Trinidad (open every day), the most famous site in the city to enjoy
traditional Cuban music live and in the open air; the Daiquirí bar, a warm and informal site, where locals share with visitors over drinks and Cuban
salsa; Casa de la Trova de Trinidad (open day and evening), to listen to typical Cuban rhythms and share with the local population; Palenque de los
Congos reales, with presentations by Afro-Cuban music groups; Ayala nightclub, located inside a natural cave, with a very modern atmosphere.
Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 8 / Trinidad, an open air Museum

Discover Trinidad, one of the most complete and best-preserved colonial complexes on the American continent, by visiting :

La plaza mayor avec ses palmiers à l'entrée

• the Plaza Mayor, framed by venerable mansions and enhanced by a few majestic royal palm trees ;
• the Church of Santísima Trinidad, one of the largest temples in the country ;
• the Romantic Museum, one of the most beautiful palaces in Cuba or the Palacio Cantero, to enjoy the magnificent views of the city from its tower ;
• La Canchánchara tavern, to taste a typical cocktail in a musical atmosphere ;
• the real prison, exhibiting colonial military architecture ; and
• Carrillo Square, the center of the city’s social and cultural life.

Approximate duration: 3h. Free lunch.

In the afternoon, free time in the city. Several optional activities will be offered to you, such as :
• Pottery workshop, in one of the most famous families in the city
• Visit to the studio-gallery of Lázaro Niebla, who has documented the past through portraits of his elders carved in wood
• Getaway to Ancón beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the south side of the country, with a small passage through a small fishing village
• Cuban salsa workshop, to appropriate all the sensuality and joy of living of our country

In the evening, free time in town. As a suggestion: Casa de la Música de Trinidad (open every day), the most famous site in the city to enjoy
traditional Cuban music live and in the open air; the Daiquirí bar, a warm and informal site, where locals share with visitors over drinks and Cuban
salsa; Casa de la Trova de Trinidad (open day and evening), to listen to typical Cuban rhythms and share with the local population; Palenque de los Congos reales, with presentations by Afro-Cuban music groups; Ayala nightclub, located inside a natural cave, with a very modern atmosphere.
Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 9 / The great natural park of topes de collantes

Excursion on horseback and on foot in the Topes de Collantes natural park, a natural paradise in its purest form, located more than 700 meters above sea level.

chute d'eau et piscine naturelle

Walk of about 5 km in one of its parks (Guanayara, Codina, El Cubano, etc.) and its ecotourism trails, among imposing elevations, wide intramontane valleys, endemic flora and fauna, caves, rivers and streams that form waterfalls and swimming pools natural… to finish with a swim in one of the park’s many natural swimming pools. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the park. Approximate duration: 5h.

In the afternoon, free time in the city.

In the evening, free time in town. As a suggestion : Casa de la Música de Trinidad (open every day), the most famous site in the city to enjoy
traditional Cuban music live and in the open air; the Daiquirí bar, a warm and informal site, where locals share with visitors over drinks and Cuban salsa; Casa de la Trova de Trinidad (open day and evening), to listen to typical Cuban rhythms and share with the local population; Palenque de los
Congos reales, with presentations by Afro-Cuban music groups; Ayala nightclub, located inside a natural cave, with a very modern atmosphere.
Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 10 / The Town of Che Guevara and Marta Abreu

Departure to Santa Clara. Discover the city, known as the city of Che Guevara, but also very popular for its vitality, by visiting :
• the monument in homage to the founding of the city in 1689;
• the Nuestra Señora del Carmen church, the oldest in the city;
• Leoncio Vidal park, the nerve center of the city;
• the La Caridad theater, an architectural gem;
• the monumental complex dedicated to Che Guevara, with the museum, the mausoleum dedicated to the memory of Che and his companions who
fell with him in Bolivia, and the Plaza de la Revolución;
• the monument to the armored train, a battle which demonstrated Che Guevara’s military talent; and
• El Mejunje, excellent multicultural space.
Approximate duration: 4h. Free lunch.

Continuation to Boca de Camarioca, a small fishing village. Accommodation for 2 nights, breakfast included.

In the evening, free time in town. Dinner on your own and overnight in homestay accomodation.

Day 11 / Boca de Camarioca

Free time to discover the village of Boca de Camarioca and its role in the recent history of Cuba and its exiles, bathe in the crystalline
waters of its small white sand beach or, quite simply, rest on a terrace after having tasted a good meal based on fresh fish. Free lunch.

In the afternoon, free time in the city. Several optional activities will be offered to you, such as :
• Excursion to the Saturno cave, a small magical cave, very pleasant for a refreshing swim and even for snorkeling
• Varadero, more than beach and sun, to discover a lesser-known face of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
• Excursion to the caves of Bellamar, declared a National Monument for the rare beauty of its galleries, the paleontological discoveries and the wide
range of crystalline processes present.

Day 12 / Hasta la vista, Cuba !

jolie vue sur un plan d'eau, un homme assis au pied d'un arbre

Free time in the village of Boca de Camarioca. Free lunch.
Then, 3 hours before takeoff, private transfer to José Martí airport, in Havana.

PRICES AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

From 01.11.2020 to 31.10.2021
Price 1 680 € (per person)

In accordance with articles L.211-12, R. 211-8 and R. 211-9 of the Tourism Code, the prices provided for in the contract may be revised upwards or
downwards to take into account variations in the cost of transport (fuel / energy), charges and taxes, and exchange rates. You will be informed of
any increase in the total price of the package no later than 20 days before departure. If the price increase does not exceed 8% of the total price of the stay, it will be imposed on the customer. For any increase greater than 8%, you will receive on a durable medium the details of the price variation, its consequences on the price of the package, the choice available to you to accept or refuse within a reasonable period of time and the
consequences of not respondin.

THIS PRICE INCLUDES :

• Visa or tourist card (mandatory)
• Insurance certificate covering medical and repatriation costs (mandatory)
• Reception at Havana airport
• Transfer Havana airport > Havana accommodation
• American car (convertible) for the discovery of modern Havana
• Air-conditioned vehicle, with driver (Spanish speaking only), available according to the program, from day 4 to day 11 (8 day tour), all costs
included (insurance, gasoline, parking, etc.)
• Transfer accommodation Boca de Camarioca > Havana airport
• Homestay accommodation for 11 nights, in a standard double room, with private bathroom and breakfast included: 3 nights in Havana, 2 nights in
Viñales, 1 night in Playa Larga, 3 nights in Trinidad, and 2 nights in Boca de Camarioca
• All the activities offered, according to the program, entrance fees to the sites and specified drinks included
• Lunch (excluding drinks) at Las Terrazas and Topes de Collantes
• French speaking local guide (other languages available), available according to the program, from day 1 to day 12 (12 day tour)
• Accommodation and food costs for the driver and guide
• Assistance (non-French speaking) available on site during the entire stay

THIS PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Additional travel insurance, optional but strongly recommended:
  • Multi-risk, epidemic cases included: € 55 per person
  • Multi-risk, additional credit card: € 35 per person
  • Cancellation: 45 € per person
  • International flights: contact us
  • The supplement for accommodation in a single room, over the total duration of the circuit: € 260 per person
  • The reduction for accommodation in a triple room, over the total duration of the circuit, only to be applied to the price of the third person : € 100 per person
  • The supplement for additional nights in Boca de Camarioca, homestay in a double room and breakfast included:
  • In all seasons (from 01.11 to 31.10): € 25 per person per night
  • The supplement for higher category accommodation: contact us
  • Midday and evening meals, with the exception of excursion days to Las Terrazas and Topes de Collantes: estimate on average € 12 per
    person per meal
  • Drinks during lunches included and not included
  • Visits and activities marked “optional” or recommended during free time “as a suggestion” : contact us
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Any changes in the currency exchange rate

PAYMENT TERMS

Date :
Upon signature of the reservation form by the customer – Deposit 30%
45 days before departure – Balance 70%

In the event of non-payment, late payment, or customer insolvency, the RTC Voyages agency reserves the right to cancel reservations for the trip mentioned in the contract. The cancellation of the said trip does not however exempt the customer from respecting his contractual commitment. The customer will be responsible for the payment of all costs incurred by the termination of the contract for default on his part.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Guaranteed departures, from 2 people registered
  • Maximum of 10 people registered
  • Children accepted: 12 years old minimum
  • Registration deadline: 30 days before the departure date
  • When booking, you must specify: the language of the guide, the composition of the rooms, flight numbers and timetables, and any other observation that makes it possible to provide the service better.
  • Reservations for circuits comprising different seasons will be invoiced according to the price in effect on the date of the start of the trip.
  • Privatization of the circuit possible: contact us
  • Homestay accommodation: standard category
  • Hotels (if applicable) will be in demand, so confirmation is not automatic. In the event of dislodgement of customers, efforts will be made to find hotels of the same or higher category than planned.
  • Depending on weather conditions and / or local provisions, the direction of the circuit, the order of the activities and the feasibility of the latter may be subject to modification (major cause)

ASSISTANCE AND INSURANCE

RTC Voyages offers you insurance products (Assistance, Multirisks and Additional CB packs) for your trip, in collaboration with our partner
Axelliance.
Insurance covering medical and repatriation costs is compulsory for all travel to Cuba. This is why all of our prices include medical and repatriation
costs (Assistance pack). On the other hand, the Multirisks and Complementary CB insurances, although strongly recommended, are optional, therefore not included in the total price of the trip.

LANGUAGE

During guided tours and excursions, the language spoken with your local guide will be the one specified when booking. If you do not have a French
speaking guide but only an accompanying driver, the spoken language will be Spanish, except in the case where the driver speaks the language specified when booking (not guaranteed). If you are traveling in total autonomy (without a guide and without a driver), the language spoken
everywhere will be Spanish.

ADAPTATION TO PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

These are “all people who have difficulty using public transport, such as, for example, people with sensory and intellectual disabilities, people in
wheelchairs, people with limb disabilities, short people, the elderly, pregnant women, people carrying heavy luggage and people with children
(including children in strollers) ”. The case of air transport is dealt with specifically by European Regulation 1107/2006, which in particular requires
the customer to report at least 48 hours before the indicated departure time of the flight.

In general, this trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (see the press release description). In case of special needs, please specify them
below.

DEPARTURE CONDITIONED TO A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

The trip can be canceled by the organizer or the agency if the minimum number of 2 participants is not registered :
• 30 days before the date of departure, for trips lasting more than 6 days ;
• 10 days before the departure date, for trips lasting 2 to 6 days ;
• 48 hours before the departure date, for trips lasting 2 days.
The Traveler will then be reimbursed for all sums he may have paid but will not be able to claim compensation.


CANCELLATION / RESOLUTION BY THE CUSTOMER

If the customer is obliged to cancel his trip, he must inform RTC Voyages and its insurer, as soon as the event giving rise to this cancellation occurs, either by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, or by e-mail.
This cancellation is in fact considered as an outright breach of contract. As such, the customer will be forced to compensate in addition the damage
suffered by RTC Voyage, engaged with various subcontractors.
When the reservation is final, any cancellation whatever the cause will result in the collection of the following costs :
• more than 60 working days before departure : 15% of the total price including VAT of the trip, with a minimum of € 100 per person and, where
applicable, the cost of issuing the plane ticket ;
• between 60 and 46 working days before departure : 30% of the total price including VAT of the trip, with a minimum of € 250 per person and,
where applicable, the cost of issuing the plane ticket ;
• between 45 and 30 working days before departure: 50% of the total price including tax of the trip and, where applicable, the cost of issuing the
plane ticket ;
• between 30 and 10 working days: 75% of the total price including tax of the trip and, where applicable, the cost of issuing the plane ticket;
• less than 10 working days before departure: 100% of the total price including VAT of the trip.
Requests resulting in: a change in the city of departure, destination, accommodation, dates, name or part of the trip are considered as cancellations and result in the collection of the above cancellation fees. spelling of a customer’s name, as well as non-compliance with the payment schedule. RTC Voyages strongly recommends that you verify your information before returning the signed Registration Form.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SANITARY FORMALITIES (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr)

Passport : The passport must be valid, valid for the duration of the stay and for 6 months after the return date, for French nationals. If you are
traveling with your children, be aware that, from now on, minors, regardless of their age, must also have an individual passport.

Minors : From January 15, 2017, the authorization to leave the country is reinstated for French minors traveling without at least one of their parents.
Minors traveling under these conditions must present: passport; the exit authorization form, signed by one of the parents with parental authority (the exit authorization form will be available on the website www.service-public.fr; a photocopy of the title identity of the signatory parent.We strongly recommend that the minor unaccompanied by their legal representatives be provided with a copy of their family record book, their identity document and the authorization form to leave the territory (CERFA no. ° 15646 * 01, to download from :
https://www.formulaires.modernisation.gouv.fr/gf/cerfa_15646.do).

Tourist card : The tourist card is the equivalent of the entry visa for Cuba. Anyone wishing to travel to Cuba for a tourist stay of up to 30 days must
be in possession of a tourist card (nominative) for Cuba. It is issued, for a fee, by the Cuban consulate in Paris and French tour operators approved
by the Cuban authorities, including RTC Voyages. In case of personal approach, the tourist card is provided immediately. In the event of a process by mail, the delivery time is generally 7 working days. This card must be kept for the entire stay as it is requested when boarding the return trip. Care should be taken not to exceed the maximum length of stay of 30 days under risk of detention, upon departure, by the immigration services. It is possible to renew the tourist card on site by presenting the valid passport, the tourist card, a certificate of accommodation in a licensed hotel or guesthouse, the insurance certificate, and 25 USD in fiscal stamps (to be purchased from banks).

Medical insurance : Medical insurance covering medical treatment and repatriation is required by Cuban authorities for travelers to Cuba. It is
strongly recommended to check that such insurance has been taken out, and that a certificate has been produced. Travelers who will not be able to
produce this certificate must take out this insurance on their arrival in Cuba, with a Cuban agency. An insurance certificate requested by Internet
linked to a Visa or Mastercard credit card is sufficient.
Due to the strict health protocol put in place by the Cuban authorities, an insurance certificate covering any medical costs related to Covid-19 will be required from all travelers. If they do not have one, they will be asked to buy one on site (30 USD).

Vaccinations : No vaccination is mandatory but some vaccinations are recommended : diphtheria-tetanus-polio (DTP), rubella- mumps-measles (MMR) in children, anti-tuberculosis, typhoid fever, viral hepatitis A and B, rabies. Make sure you are up to date with your usual vaccinations as well as those related to any geographic areas visited. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.

Travel to Cuba from the United States : The United States has changed the conditions for travel between the United States and Cuba. Travelers traveling to Cuba from the United States (including transit through an American airport) must comply with the new restrictive rules put in place by the United States and complete the form provided by the American authorities before being able to board. When preparing for a trip to Cuba from the United States, it is strongly recommended that you first consult representatives of the American and / or Cuban authorities in your country of residence.

Health protocol for the prevention of Covid-19 (as of 11/18/2020) : In order to predict the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as to protect the health of travelers and Cubans, a very strict health protocol has been put in place by the Cuban authorities, which includes, between others: the obligation to present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours on arrival; body temperature control on arrival at the airport (via scanner and thermometer) ; a health declaration on honor to be completed, provided by the airline during the flight; a PCR test, carried out at the arrival airport, the result of which should be received within 48 hours; isolation until the PCR result is received; application of barrier gestures (wearing a mask in public spaces, frequent hand washing, physical distancing, etc.); go to the nearest health center in case of symptoms. A health tax of USD 30 has been put in place by the Cuban state, payable by the airlines, which will be automatically added to the price of plane tickets by the airlines, when the plane ticket is sold.


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