Tips for Traveling to Cuba
Planning Ahead for Travel to Cuba
Now that travel to Cuba is possible, many Americans are taking advantage of the island nation just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Inexpensive flights from Orlando to Havana are easy to come by, making a quick weekend getaway for those in Florida easier than ever. However, for US citizens traveling to Cuba, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind before you book the trip.
Your cell phone service isn’t guaranteed. According to the FCC, those traveling to Cuba might be surprised by roaming fees. If you’re someone who relies on your smartphone map to get around in a new city, you'll want to check with your provider to see what your data plan looks like for USA to Cuba travel to ensure you stay connected. The FCC’s guidelines also have a number of suggestions for how to travel to Cuba and stay in touch with those at home without racking up a huge cell phone bill.
A passport isn’t the only thing you need to travel to Cuba. The State Department has identified the regulations put in place by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Visitors traveling from the US to Cuba need to either obtain a license or travel within a general license category, such a family visits, educational activities or humanitarian projects. Visit the State Department’s website to get all the info you need before booking a flight to Cuba.
American credit and debit cards don’t currently work in Cuba. Due to sanctions, this is an important thing to note. The Department of the Treasury has made it clear that, at least for now, plastic won’t get you anywhere. Attempting to do mobile banking while in Cuba can even cause your bank to freeze the account. The solution? Bring plenty of cash!
Reserve your parking spot. Once you’ve buttoned up all the details and you’re ready for a trip that most Americans haven’t taken yet, be sure to reserve a spot with us! Whether you’re traveling for a couple days or a couple weeks, we’ll get you to the terminal quickly and pick you up when you get back. Also our facility in Orlando offers parking starting at just $7.95/day! Not in Orlando? No sweat. We have facilities in 21 airports from coast to coast. And for something even better than airport parking deals, sign up for the Spot Club to earn free parking in as little as 7 paid days!