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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 24, 2018, 10:57:36 AM »
We are considering a trip to cuba for 5 days with 2 familys+ mother helper. We have a baby who will 5-6 weeks at travel , is that a risky place for a newborn?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 24, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
We are considering a trip to cuba for 5 days with 2 familys+ mother helper. We have a baby who will 5-6 weeks at travel , is that a risky place for a newborn?

The air quality is absolutely horrendous due to all the old cars and no emissions rules - you will be blowing black stuff out of your nose for a week. That alone would keep me from taking a newborn, personally.
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: July 24, 2018, 11:06:34 AM »
The air quality is absolutely horrendous due to all the old cars and no emissions rules - you will be blowing black stuff out of your nose for a week. That alone would keep me from taking a newborn, personally.

Thanks for the quick response.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 27, 2018, 02:04:02 AM »
Thanks for the quick response.
I agree with SF.

Also the medical care there is not what I would want in case of any issues that could arise with a newborn. I wouldn't consider it.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2019, 04:31:52 PM »
Is cuba still stuck in time or is it more of a tourist trap now?
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: January 28, 2019, 02:53:07 PM »
With the new rules writing "support for the Cuban people" is enough for a visa?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: January 28, 2019, 03:16:52 PM »
With the new rules writing "support for the Cuban people" is enough for a visa?
I think so, when did the new rules come out, a friend went a month and a half ago and used (support for the Cuban people) .
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: January 28, 2019, 03:18:13 PM »
I think so, when did the new rules come out, a friend went a month and a half ago and used (support for the Cuban people) .
Thanx. That shud be a recent enough DP. Rules changed b4 that. Any chance u can get more info on the process? Do they ask for a detailed itinerary or any other issues? Thanx a lot

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: January 28, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
Thanx. That shud be a recent enough DP. Rules changed b4 that. Any chance u can get more info on the process? Do they ask for a detailed itinerary or any other issues? Thanx a lot
He is in Israel now, I'll see if I can get more info.
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: January 29, 2019, 11:50:42 AM »
just came back from Cuba and the visa process is very easy. Airline handles it. Support for Cuban people and $75(United) gets you in. Cruise ships stop in Cuba so there is no shortage of tourists. US credit cards and ATM cards are still a problem as well as the Dollar exchange penalty. I believe staying at government owned hotels might be an issue but I stayed at an Airbnb.

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: January 29, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »


just came back from Cuba and the visa process is very easy. Airline handles it. Support for Cuban people and $75(United) gets you in.

$75 fee a person?
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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: January 30, 2019, 08:08:34 PM »
yes each person gets a visa but different airlines charge different amounts

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: February 03, 2019, 02:04:35 PM »
just came back from Cuba and the visa process is very easy. Airline handles it. Support for Cuban people and $75(United) gets you in. Cruise ships stop in Cuba so there is no shortage of tourists. US credit cards and ATM cards are still a problem as well as the Dollar exchange penalty. I believe staying at government owned hotels might be an issue but I stayed at an Airbnb.
What area did u stay in? Do u recommend ur Airbnb?

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Re: Cuba Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: February 04, 2019, 03:41:28 PM »
i stayed very near the Capitol building. Very nice area just outside the old town. Easy walk to the orthodox shul - shacharis every morning(never made it). Staying in a Airbnb is great. They can be very inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Make sure they have AC.