Can I take donated Laptops to Cuba?

Question: My work is donating four older laptops, all, come with windows XP and office and nothing else. Will I be able to give them to friends that I have made in Cuba during my holidays last year? Two of them are medical students, one is a music teacher and one is the little sister of one of the medical students.

Answer: You can only legally take in one laptop and accessories as a tourist.   The others could be held by customs until a cumbersome paperwork process takes place.  I suggest the recipients investigate on their end what they would need to do to get a used laptop donated to them.  Then decide if it is worth doing.  Another, probably easier way, would be to find people traveling to Cuba without a laptop that might be willing to take one of yours.

9 thoughts on “Can I take donated Laptops to Cuba?

  • June 19, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Here we are, just trying to older laptops away to people we meet in Cuba because so many there don’t have much and they won’t even let you get away with that.
    Most of the recent revenue from more open tourism has mostly benefitted, once again, the Cuban government and militia, not the people. I really hope one day, there will be justice for the Cuban residents. I can really, really care less for it’s politics.

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