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Cuba Shopping, Embassy and Communication

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Official language is Spanish. French and English are also spoken in part, and German is mostly spoken in tourist centers.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 Liberation Day

01/02/2022 Armed Forces Day victory

05/01/2022 may day

05/20/2022 Independence Day

07/25/2022 National Uprising Day

10/10/2022 Anniversary of the start of the 1868 War of Independence

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Cuba duty-free (persons over 18 years of age): Personal items in non-commercial quantities (used and new) up to a value of 1000 CUP; 10 kg of medication for personal use (only with a medical certificate). Attention: Since January 1st, 2022, travelers must submit the online form “Advance Information on the Traveler” (Declaración Jurada de Salud) via the “D’Viajeros” system within 72 hours before departure for Cuba. Travelers provide information in advance about personal data and their state of health, among other things, and make a customs declaration in order to speed up the immigration process. After filling in the form, the travelers will receive a QR code via e-mail, which must be presented upon arrival either in printed form or electronically. The electronic preliminary information about the traveler replaces the three following documents that were previously required in printed versions: the International Boarding and Disembarkation Pass, the customs declaration and the health declaration.

Import regulations

Electrical devices (travel irons, kettles, refrigerators, video CD players, etc.) may only be imported for holiday purposes or for personal use and must be exported again. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

fruits, vegetables, seeds, meat and dairy products, guns and ammunition, explosives, pornographic articles of all kinds; hemoderivatives; narcotics and drugs; precursor substances. Certain animal and plant products.

Prohibited Exports

cultural objects including manuscripts published between 1440 and 1500; Books and pamphlets belonging to the Cuban librarianship, endangered species such as parrots and turtles.

Export Regulations

Up to twenty loose cigars can be exported, or up to fifty cigars if they are in closed, sealed and officially hologram original packaging and more than fifty cigars on presentation of an original invoice. More information is available from Cuban Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Gesellschaftsstrasse 8
+41 (0)31 302 38 40. Consular Section: +41 (0)31 302 21 11.

Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00.

Consular section: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 09.00-12.00. Telephone advice: Wed 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Kaiserstr. 84
+43 (0)1 877 81 98 and +43 (0)1 522 16 48. Consular Section: +43 (0) 1 522 16 69. /embassy-of-the-republic-of-cuba

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30. Consular section: Mon-Thurs 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba – Bonn branch
Kennedyallee 22-24
+49 (0)228 30 90.
http:/ /

Mon-Thurs 09.00-12.00. Telephone advice: Mon-Thurs 2-4 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba

Embassy branch in Bonn (Tel. (0)228 30 90).

Stavangerstraße 20
+49 (0)30 44 71 73 19. germany/embassy-of-the-republic-of-cuba-germany

Mon-Fri 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Gotlandstr. 15
+49 (0)30 44 79 31 09. /cuban-consulate-berlin

Office hours: Mon, Tue and Thu 08.30-11.30, Wed 14.00-16.00. Telephone information: Mon, Tue and Thu 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wed 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.


Business etiquette

Business trips are best scheduled between November and April (little rain). Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-16.30.

Business contacts

German Bureau for the Promotion of Trade and Investment in Cuba (AHK) Miramar Trade Center Edificio Jerusalén, Oficina 204, Calle 3a esq. 80, Miramar, 11300 Havana, Cuba Tel. +53 (0)7 204 74 96. Website: Commercial and Economic Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba Kaiserstraße 84, 1070 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0) 1 877 81 98. Website: Cámara de Comercio de la República de Cuba (Chamber of Commerce) Calle 21, no. 661 esq. a A, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba Tel. +53 (0)7 838 13 21, +53 (0)7 838 13 22, +53 (0)7 838 16 54. Website: www.camaracuba .cu



According to, the country code for Cuba is 0053. There are public payphones almost everywhere in Cuba that can be used with phone cards or peso coins.

Mobile phone

GSM 900, 3G and 4G. Cell phone provider is, inter alia, Cubacel Cuba, a subsidiary of ETECSA. The mobile network covers all of Cuba. Roaming contracts exist. If you want to save on roaming charges, rent a mobile phone and/or buy a Cuban prepaid SIM card (Nauta card). Passport must be presented when purchasing a prepaid SIM card. ETECSA prepaid SIM cards are sold in ETECSA sales outlets and in major hotels. More information is available from the Cuban State Telephone Company (ETECSA).


Paid WiFi through ETECSA hotspots is available in numerous public places such as beaches, parks, main streets, squares, shopping malls and popular attractions. Internet access is also provided by hotels, post offices, branches of the state telecommunications company ETECSA, a few Internet cafés and the Internet centers of ETECSA. Note: The Internet is subject to government censorship in Cuba.

Post office

Letters to Europe are often on the way for several weeks.

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