Question: I’m concerned about bringing an iPhone to Cuba, as there are no GPS devices allowed in the country. I don’t want to have it confiscated in Customs. Anybody know if I should be concerned about this?
Answer: According to the website of Cuban Customs – www.aduana.co.cu – prior authorization, and a permit, are required from the Oficina Nacional de Hidrografia y Geodesia (ONHG or National Office of Hydrography and Geodesy) to bring into the country a Global Positioning System (GPS) of any type. Below is the address, telephone and email where you might want to consult further:
Oficina Nacional de Hidrografia y Geodesia (ONHG)
Avenida 47 # 2829
e/ 28 y 34,
Reparto Kholy, Playa
Ciudad de La Habana CP 11300 Cuba
Telephone (537) 209 0926
FAX (537) 203 0967
E-mail: [email protected]
The Cuban Customs website is avialable in both Spanish and English.
You might also want to check out the response to the question “Can I bring my iPhone to Cuba. Will it work there?” for additional information on iPhones in Cuba.