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Cuba- getting in, being there

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1. Posted by peut-etre (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Hi,

I'm a Singaporean who's keen on visiting Cuba while I'm in North America in July. I'll be in New York and Florida. Are there any flights from the U.S. to Cuba? (a quick search seemed to reap a nil result)

Also, any recommendations for places to visit while I'm there? I'm looking at a really quick visit of about 3-4 days perhaps.

Visa application seems very tricky too! The nearest Cuban consulate to Singapore is in Jarkarta. Any Singaporeans who had visited Cuba reading this? Help would be very much appreciated!

Thanks loads in advance!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

As far as I know, there's no way to get to Cuba from the U.S. Your best bet is to travel up to Canada from New York and fly from there.

If you're there just 3/4 days, I'd suggest staying in Havana. Cuba's a pretty big place to visit; best stick to the cultural centre.

3. Posted by DCARPENTRY (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

There two to three daily flights from miami to cuba. I suggest you go to varadero cause thats where the nice hotels and the beautiful beaches are. It is not a problem to fly there from the us It's just the COMMUNIST down there require everyone to have a visa from their country. You could probably make travel arrangements over the internet with numerous agencies in Florida so when you arrive in the US you could just take a flight from MIA.

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5. Posted by peut-etre (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Thanks for both your help, DCARPENTRY and tway!

tway, could you share what airline/s fly/flies to Havana from Miami and the approximate cost?

Also, to anyone reading this, is it possible to take a bus from Miami to Mexico? Any info available would be very much appreciated!

6. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

Even though there are flights from Florida to Cuba, as far as I know those flights are only open to Cuban-Americans and possibly special interest groups in the USA with permission to visit Cuba. To my knowledge, there's no airline in the USA that the average person can simply contact to make a reservation.
As far as buses from Florida to Mexico, I have no idea, but it would seem to me you can simply take a bus from Florida to Brownsville, TX (may have to change buses somewhere - check out Greyhound's website for instance), then cross the border, and catch a bus on the Mexican side.

7. Posted by peut-etre (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Dear bgl,

Thanks a lot for your help! The info you provided's invaluable! =)