Traveling to Cuba any time soon? Here are some hints from WACA (World Airlines Clubs Association)
Cuba has made it obligatory for all foreign visitors to have medical insurance so please ensure you take with you proof of medical insurance.
The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) is the “tourist” currency used by visitors to Cuba and can only be purchased on arrival in the country. A passport is required when exchanging all currencies into CUC. Euros, Canadian dollars, Swiss Francs and Pounds Sterling can be exchanged on arrival at the airport, at a bank, at an hotel or resort. United States dollars can also be exchanged but there is a tax and commission applied plus a 10% penalty, so it is advisable to avoid exchanging United States dollars.
Credit Card Transactions
Credit card payments are accepted at hotels, restaurants, tourist shops, etc. but it is important to note that any payment by credit card will incur an additional 3% bank charge for the transaction. Credit cards issued in the United States by a United States bank, or any of its offices in other countries, are not be accepted.