Do you have to pay a fee to enter Cuba?

Cuba, like many countries, has a departure tax. It is 25 CUC (pesos convertibles) per person (currently around 22-23 Euros) and is payable after check-in and before passing through Cuban immigration to go to the departure gate. Your boarding pass gets a stamp showing this tax has been paid. Without the stamp, you are not allowed through immigration.

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Can Travelers’ Cheques be exchanged in Cuba?

The main branch of the Banco Financiera Internacional in Vedado says that all travelers’ cheques, including those issued by American Express, may be exchanged at any branch of their bank anywhere in the country. The commission is 13.78% on top of the normal exchange rate applied to the particular currency of the Travelers’ Cheques.

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