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
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.