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 – – 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

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.

3 thoughts on “Are GPS divises allowed in Cuba?

  • in Cuba NOTHING is legal!!! so do not take to this country nothing fancy or you loss it !!!!

  • Good evening,

    I recently sent an email to ONHG asking if I could bring my Blackberry Bold 9000 into Cuba to keep in contact with my family and have not received a reply. Can you please advise me?

    Thank you,

  • my dad is a geologist from australia and had his gps device taken from him at customs in havana…

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