Packing for your holiday in Cuba needs some thought! We at Encompass Tours are familiar with the situation and we’d like to pass on some packing tips!
Apart from the usual “clothing to suit the weather conditions and activities you plan to participate in” What else??????
Knowing what conditions are on the ground and that the US trade embargo means that shopping for EVERYTHING can be either limited, difficult or impossible to get in Cuba.
Bring everything you think you will need for your stay. Any thing you can not live without and maybe some extras to give away to Cuban friends you have made during your stay!
My list might help you!!!
Sunscreen, Shampoo, Conditioner, Moisturizer, Insect repellent, soap antibacterial hand wipes/gel, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, eye drops, toothpaste.
Aspirin, Paracetamol, Neurophen and any thing you take on a regular basis
Travel kettle, Tea bags, instant coffee, black pepper (if you like pepper) chili sauce (if you like spice) Chocloate, Nuts.
Other essential items
Phone plus charger
Camera plus charger
Chargers for any i pod, pads, tablets
Books to read on the flight
Clean English Pounds, Euros, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars in Cash (not travellers cheques)
DO NOT BRING
Scottish Pounds!! US Dollars!!
Damaged notes of any type
Dongles of any type or GPS will automatically detain your arrival in Havana and hours will pass waiting for the forms to be filled in and your hardware confiscated. You will be charged for it and can pick it up on your departure from the airport!!!! Best to check your baggage and not make delays for your self!!!