Can I use credit cards in Cuba? What payments can be used in the country during the trip?

Great news! As of December 2014, the US government and President Obama have decided to ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the old US embargo that was created in the 1960's.

The embargo hasn't been ended entirely, but these are some significant changes. When it comes to USA to Cuba travel, here is what it means for you:

  • Travelers to Cuba will be allowed to use American credit and debit cards.
  • Licensed American travelers now have the ability to import up to $400 worth of goods (including up to $100 in tobacco and alcohol).

In addition, we also recommend bringing cash so that you can convert it to Cuban pesos after arriving here. You never know when you'll need cash, and there may be some places you'll visit that do not take credit cards!

Can I use credit cards in Cuba? Experience Cuba Now USA to Cuba travel company

What will the weather be like and what type of clothing should I bring?

Will I need a passport and/or visa?

Credit Cards? Can they be used in country during the trip?

Tell me about the local currency and exchange rate?

Electrical current info and what type of electronics should I bring?

How much spending money should I bring and is emergency cash available?

What is the local language and how much English is spoken?

Will there be cell phone and internet available? Or will my cell and laptop have service?

What Exactly is “People to People” cultural travel?

Will We Have Any Free Time?

What should I wear? What should I pack in general?

What’s the story on Tipping?

What kind of reception can Americans expect from the Nationals?

In case of illness or accident, what are my options?

What about the food and water, safe?

What can I purchase while in Cuba and bring back to the USA?

By What Authority Is Experience Cuba Now Able to Legally Host Trips to Cuba?

Any final recommendations?

Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba
Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba