Cuba: Fast Facts for Families

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We love Cuba for kids and as a family destination – and so do millions of other Canadians, Brits, Europeans, and Aussies.  Americans likely won’t be far behind. If you’re considering traveling to Cuba with your baby or toddler, here are some basics to help you decide…

Cuba for Kids – Health:

Michael Moore may have exaggerated a little, but Cuba’s health care IS good. Tourists are well looked after should they require medical attention. Most hotels and resorts have medical staff on site (or at least on call).

Medical insurance is required for Cuba and must cover any type of medical emergency including Covid-19.

Since January 1, 2022, travelers must complete the customs and health declaration form, this is done online here. All travelers must complete this information online 48 hours before traveling to Cuba. Once the form is completed, you will receive a QR code by email. You must show an electronic or printed version of the QR code to the authorities upon arrival.

Vaccinations for Cuba:

Aside from having your routine vaccination schedule up-to-date, no additional shots or vaccinations are required to visit Cuba. Some choose to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A & B. Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 is no longer required.

The CDC reports no known risk for malaria in Cuba, but since it is a tropical Caribbean country, there is a very small risk of dengue. Protection from mosquito and insect bites is recommended.

The tap water is potable, and safe for bathing, toothbrushing, washing dishes, etc. Bottled water (readily available) may be preferred for drinking and preparing formula, mixing cereal, etc.

Covid in Cuba:

Cuba has fared ok during the Covid-19 pandemic and there are still recommended precautions for visiting Cuba in place.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and/or negative Covid tests are no longer required for entry to Cuba. Depending on your return destination, rapid test and antigen tests are available in Cuba, either at your resort or at the airport.

Cuba for Kids – Safety:

Tourists are definitely safeguarded in Cuba, almost to the point of being insulated. The biggest scams you are likely to encounter are sales of counterfeit cigars and being offered a  “tourist menu” (at tourist rates) for meals and drinks. In Havana and other busy places, take your usual precautions against pickpocketing, purse snatching, etc. Use your hotel room safe or safety deposit box for valuables. (If it costs extra, it’s still worth it.)

Cuba for Kids – Accommodations:

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In Cuba, you can stay in a hotel/resort (beach is usually all-inclusive) or at a Casa Particular, which is where someone is legally licenced to rent out rooms in their home to tourists (and often provide meals at reasonable prices).

Unfortunately, there aren’t full self-catering options in Cuba, as groceries and supermarkets as we know them aren’t as accessible there. There are no (or very few) beachfront Casas (I looked) but the resorts all vary in terms of size and amenities. 

Note that a 5 Star resort in Cuba would not pass for a 5 Star in most other Caribbean destinations, but we’ve stayed at 3 Stars and been perfectly comfortable. In keeping with the more recent demand for “boutique hotels”, there are a number of new resorts being built around the island, and others are being refurbished.

So What’s the Deal with the Food in Cuba?

Probably the biggest complaint about visiting Cuba is the food. Granted, a buffet is going to get stale no matter where you stay. It also largely depends on where in Cuba you’re staying. Know this, the food in Cuba can be bland or repetitive. If you are a true foodie you may be disappointed. Basics like bread, pasta, rice, etc. are fine, and the fruit is usually very good, especially if it’s in season. The ice cream is usually awesome but not so much the desserts (in our non-foodie opinion). The coffee is usually also pretty great – cafe con leche is our go-to.

The milk in Cuba is always safe but is likely from a tetra pack or may even be powdered. It’s fine in coffee or cereal but may be gross on its own.

If condiments like ketchup or hot sauce are musts for you, save up packets from fast food restaurants and bring them along. Same goes for things like peanut butter if that’s a staple your kids can’t live without.

Cuba for Kids – Transportation:

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Playa Jibacoa, Cuba

Entry to Cuba

If travelling direct from Canada to Cuba, you need a valid Canadian passport. If your passport is from another country, you need your Canadian resident card or a work or study permit that includes a multiple-entry permit attached to your passport. For entry to Cuba you need the tourist card provided by your travel company or airline on board.

Getting Around Cuba

If you booked your holiday as part of a package, you’ll likely be taken to your hotel in a modern, air-conditioned coach or mini-van. Taxis are all state-licensed, new and in good repair (the red ones at the airports are bigger) – and you should have no trouble installing your car seat or booster (although some are lacking the anchor bolt for the tether). In smaller resort areas, like Cayo Coco or Cayo Santa Maria, you may have difficulty finding taxis with rear seat belts. If you are planning on hiring a cab for a day tour, I recommend consulting with your hotel’s front desk and specifically requesting a taxi with rear seat belts.

The Viazul bus service can get you around the island inexpensively in big, clean, air-conditioned (freezing!) buses – remember it’s a big island – and car rental is pretty expensive and should be booked in advance. There are private taxis in the old, cool ’50s cars, but it is illegal to be under the age of 12 in the back seat.

Cuba for Kids – Availability of Baby/Toddler stuff:

Cuba is much better these days about the availability of baby and toddler items, but you’ll have better luck in Havana in terms of finding diapers and other baby goods. Keep in mind – selection is still limited and prices can still be high. If you’re fussy about the brands you use, you’re best to bring yours from home. A Casa owner or restaurant dining room would be only too happy to help prepare plain purees if your baby is on solids, but double-check to make sure they don’t add seasonings or salt.  In terms of gear rentals like car seats and playpens – not available in Cuba.

Most hotels have high chairs and/or boosters (the higher the Star the more likely they’ll have several) and can usually supply cribs or playpens with advance notice. *Note – our tiny 3 Star had a brand new crib & bedding. Our large 5 Star’s crib we needed to shore it up ourselves for safety. If in doubt (and if co-sleeping’s not for you), bring your own travel crib!

Even things like sand toys and other beach items are best brought from home, if you want to avoid paying $20 for a bucket and shovel in the hotel gift shop. My packing list (which I get teased mercilessly about) is based on our first trip to Cuba – so you can start from there and edit as needed.

Cuba for Kids – Other Important Information:

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“Your Example LIVES”

Power: Cuba is 110 volts/60Hz, but most hotels and resorts have 220 volts or both. Double check with your hotel in advance.
Currency: The local currency is Cuban peso (CUP). The Convertible Peso has been discontinued and is not accepted anymore.

US dollars are not accepted in cash anywhere in Cuba, while Canadian currency is widely accepted.

At the hotels and resort areas payments are accepted only with Debit/Visa or Visa credit cards from non-US banks. Visitors who don’t have a credit card can purchase a pre-paid card in Cuba at the airport, exchange houses, and resort areas.

Exchange Canadian dollars or other non-USD currency into pesos as you need them and only if you are planning to travel around outside tourist zones. It is not possible to exchange any remaining Cuban Pesos back into your national currency when returning home.

The best currency for tips is Canadian dollars.

Luckily, there’s not that much to spend money on – especially if you’re staying all-inclusive. You likely won’t need more than a few hundred dollars for tips, cigars, and rum! We’ve brought what cash we figured we’d need (try to bring new-ish bills if possible) and taken cash advances on our credit card at the hotel if necessary. If bringing cash makes you nervous, you can bring traveler’s cheques (how retro!) Make sure that they are not American Express and that you have the receipt of purchase with you also.

Cuba for Kids – Viva Cuba!

We were truly amazed by how our kids were welcomed in Cuba as babies. They were treated like rock stars! As an infant our daughter seemed disappointed that not everyone on the street would stop to fawn over her. Right now, Cuba is affordable, safe, and clean – highly recommended for a family vacation!

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55 Responses to Cuba: Fast Facts for Families

  1. Heather at #

    Thanks for the great tips. My husband and I have been to Varadero on 3 occasions but are planning a first trip with our 21 month old son. Our only concern is with a car seat. I assume from what I have read we will need to bring our own. Are there seatbelts on the buses from the airport to attach the carseat with? If we took a day trip to Havana do you think we would get a bus/van that could accomodate a car seat? I need to get answers to these questions before booking a trip.

  2. Corinne at #

    Hi Heather!
    The bus will likely be a coach-style in which you won’t require a car seat. However, we brought our seat and used it for our day trip to Havana (we hired a taxi for the day).
    All the taxis and minivans that are used for tourism purposes are new and have functioning seat belts – they may not have the anchor bolt for the tether strap.
    Have a wonderful trip with your son! He’ll be fawned over like a movie star!

  3. Actually, Cuba is known to have the best medical care in ALL of latin america. since they spend most of their lives in school, becasue there are no jobs, they come out with the best education:)

    Also, the whole hype about Che, is a facade. Castro practically kicked him out when he started to go too ‘revolutionary on him’ and started to gain popularity!

  4. Corinne at #

    Are you sure about the Che thing? Read Castro’s autobiography and didn’t get that at all…

    • There are tons of rumors about Fidel not wanting Che to continue with his head on Revolutionary ways, that’s why he was happy to send him off to the Congo.

  5. Amber at #

    Hi! I’m heading to Cuba for a vacation soon and was also wondering about carseats…My daughter will be 20 months old and we will be staying at an all-inclusive. In your opinion, should I bring a carseat or just leave it at home?

    I really appreciate all the info you have on your blog!

  6. Amber at #

    Oooh, I also have a question about Traveller’s Diarrhea (sorry LOL). Is it something that “happens to everyone” or something that can be avoided fairly easily?

    Thanks. 🙂

  7. Corinne at #

    Hi Amber!

    If you’re planning on doing any excursions, than I might bring the car seat just in case. Likely your transfer to and from the airport will be in a coach bus where no car seat is needed.

    We’ve always brought our car seat, and when we went to Cuba we used it when we hired a cab for the day to trip around Havana. Other then that my daughter sat in it in our room to eat her snacks!

    So to make a short answer long – you probably won’t need your car seat, but it can’t hurt to bring it along.

    Traveler’s Diarrhea can usually be avoided with scrupulous hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer. If you have a particularly sensitive tummy, stick to the old Peace Corps. saying of “If you can’t peel it, or heat it, don’t eat it.” Water is Cuba is potable, but may have micro-organisms that can throw your system out of whack. Stick to bottled water for drinking & teeth brushing and you should be fine.

    Have an awesome time!

    • ash at #

      hi corinne, thanks for all the useful information!

      we’re heading to cuba (mostly havana) in a couple of weeks with our 4-year old and had a question about restrooms. basically, we’re worried about being out and about with our daughter and her suddenly needing to use the potty. are there easily accessible restrooms around? in restaurants? grocery stores? etc. are they (somewhat) open to the public etc. etc.?

      also, we’re coming from the US and you mentioned something about USD not being accepted. i read that there’s a 10% surcharge but that they are accepted. any clarification would be much appreciated.


      • Corinne at #

        Hi Ash!

        Now that restrictions are easing somewhat, you may be ok exchanging US dollars. We were always told specifically NOT to bring them. US credit cards will not be accepted.

        Public restrooms are clean, for the most part, but rarely have toilet seats and probably not paper. I always travel with a stash of my own and wipes or hand sanitizer for afterwards. People were very kind when we were out and about with my daughter at a similar age. In Trinidad I entered what I thought was an art gallery but it was essentially a family home with some art set up in the living room. The proprietress graciously allowed us to use her washroom and refused a tip. The “least clean” public washroom was in a fast food restaurant (El Rapido) and the best were in hotel lobbies. With a child in tow, you’re usually cut some slack and allowed to go ahead even if you aren’t a guest.

        Good luck and please let me know how it goes!

        • ash at #

          thanks, corinne! i didn’t realize that there’d be (clean) public restrooms, and, yes, we plan to carry toilet paper with us, too. 🙂

          thanks, again!

    • Jordana at #

      There seems to be lots of discussion about making sure a taxi has rear seatbelts to be able to use car seats however I imagine most of these are older vehicles that don’t have the latches for car seats – my kids are 2.5 years old so out of the infant buckets. Can anyone clarify for me. Thanks!

      • Corinne at #

        They typically don’t have tethers. So if you can keep rear facing as long as possible, that’s your best bet. Other than that I just figured untethered is better than no car seat at all…

  8. Amber at #

    Thanks so much! 🙂

  9. Emma at #

    Hi Corinne,

    We fly out to Varadero in 4 weeks. Last time we travelled to Cuba we did not have vaccines, and with no problems we didnt think having them this time either, Now we will be travelling with our 22mnth old son, and when i spoke to a clinic they told me they did not recommend the vaccine for under 2’s

    What is your view on the Hep A vaccine for youngsters?

  10. Corinne at #

    Hi Emma!

    We didn’t give our daughter the vaccine before our trips to Cuba and Mexico with her, as my Dr. didn’t feel it was necessary.

    Here we have the duo vaccine for Hep. A and Hep. B – and my doctor explained that Hep. A doesn’t cause long term liver damage and infants and toddlers are low risk for Hep. B as it’s transmitted via blood and bodily fluids. Hep. A is best avoided by vigilant hand-washing and choosing well-heated foods, and you’re likely doing that anyway.

    Even though they aren’t necessary, many of my friends and family members have chosen to get their tots vaccinated before their trips down South. Here kids do get vaccinated against Hep. B when they’re a little older, so I decided to wait until then.

    Hope this helps and have a fantastic trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it 😉

  11. Rhonda Harrison at #

    I there we are planning a trip to cuba with our 10month old son. I am nervous but mommy and daddy definately need a vacation. My question is do we need to bring a car seat? We do not plan on leaving the resort only to and from the airport. Any tips/ suggestions greatly appreciated.

  12. Rhonda Harrison at #

    Question 2 is it worth it or will mommy and daddy need another vacation when they return lol

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Rhonda – congrats on taking your first vacation with your baby!

      If you do not plan on leaving the resort, than there is no need to bring along your car seat. Most transfers are by large coach buses (and most actually have seat belts), but since you don’t use a car seat when you travel by bus at home, I think it’s overkill to install it once you’re there. This depends on where you are going and how long the bus ride is, of course. We’ve never been on the bus for much longer than 20min but some resorts are further out and may take an hour or more. Then it will depend on your comfort as well – a squirming baby can be a pain to hold in your lap for that long so you both may be more comfortable if you lugged the seat along.

      LOL to your 2nd question! If you have the expectation that this trip will involve a lot of lying on the beach or by the pool, than you may be disappointed. However, if you’re prepared for playing in the shade in the sand or splashing by the pool, spelling each other off for naps (if your baby will nap in the room), walks around the resort (bring your stroller) and generally having your baby treated like a rock star, than you’ll be ok. Cuba is a wonderful place to vacation with a baby, but trips with your son will not be your previous definition of relaxing for some time!

      We’ve been to Cuba 3 times in the past 3 years (daughter 11mos, daughter 23mos, and now daughter 4 and son 8mos.) so if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

  13. nancy at #

    Hi Corinne,

    Thanks so much for all the great info.

    My husband and I are planning on travelling to Cuba with our 21 month old. I was wondering about the milk in Cuba. Did your children drink the milk provided at the resort? Is the milk safe?

    Thanks so much for your time.

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Nancy!

      Some swear that the milk they serve at resorts is powdered, some swear that it’s goat’s milk. Personally, I’ve only ever seen the blue tetra packs – and that’s pasteurized cow’s milk.

      We find the Cuban milk to be a bit sweeter and creamier than we’re used to. My daughter didn’t really like it, but it’s not unsafe.

  14. Anna at #

    Any ideas on the best car seat when traveling with a 2 year old? A car seat that’s easy to assemble and not too heavy would be ideal. There seems to be a lot of opinions on the Web.

  15. Erna at #

    Hello, thank’s for the useful information:) It is improtant to know everything before we go with our baby. Which resort would you recommend best? We are planning our vacation to Cuba (with our baby girl of 12 months) this month (october). I’ve read Cayo Coco is best. But what is your oppinion?

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Erna!
      Cayo Coco is a good choice if you have no intention or desire to leave the resort. If it’s your first trip to Cuba and you’d like to get out and experience a bit, I’d recommend Varadero. It’s a decent driving distance to Havana, has a lovely little park in town, and the beach is fantastic.
      Bon Voyage!

  16. lillian at #

    Hey just a heads up to say thanks for the answer on what is the best way to obtain a child’s car seat when we come for a visit. More information would be of some help in knowing what the laws are in Cuba.

  17. Good to know that the taxis can handle car seats! We’re traveling to Cuba this summer and wanted to make sure that since we weren’t getting a rental car, that the taxis could handle a car seat. Thanks for the great travel tips!

  18. Veronica at #

    My husband and I want to bring our 17 month old son to Cuba this March. He drinks approximately 30 oz of Homogenized milk each day. We do not know if it is safe for him to drink the milk in Cuba. Does anyone have suggestions as to what we should do regarding bringing milk to Cuba or buying milk in Cuba? My husband and I do not drink milk and have been to Cuba many times. We can’t remember if the resorts had milk for us to drink.
    Thank you for any advice you may have.


  19. Corinne at #

    Hi Veronica!

    In replying to this comment, I just about wrote a book. I’m going to create a whole post about this, as I realize it’s a fairly common (and important!) concern.

  20. It is interesting to read about how things in Cuba are changing, I read a book “Around the Bloc” by Stephanie Elizondo Griest and she talks about sneaking over to Cuba via Mexico in the early 90’s and her experiences there.

  21. Rachelle at #

    I hope Americans are able to go soon! It’s so close to where I am in Florida … such a shame that they haven’t lifted the embargo.

    Thanks for the tips!

  22. jade at #

    I would also like to travel to Cuba- hopefully soon our governments can work something out.

    • Corinne at #

      Rachelle and Jade: as soon as you are able to – GO!

  23. Can’t wait to see it all for myself, we’re off in 1 month!!! We decided on Havana. there is sooo much to do and since my friend just moved there, it will give me plenty reasons to keep coming back for more and more!

    thanks for your help,

  24. Diana at #

    Hi there have been researching around but i am still not 100% sure ( a lil confusing) we are travelling to Santa Clara -CUBA this Sept and i have a 1 year old and a 3 year old does anyone know if i should be taking car seats… for when leaving the resort or even when going to the resort from the airport…. ??? Please and Thank You (it will be our first Vacation)

  25. Diana at #

    Hi there have been researching around but i am still not 100% sure ( a lil confusing) we are travelling to Santa Clara -CUBA this Sept and i have a 1 year old and a 3 year old does anyone know if i should be taking car seats… for when leaving the resort or even when going to the resort from the airport…. ??? Please and Thank You (it will be our first Vacation) also does anyone know if my daughter (1 year old) Needs her own seat on the plane and how do they travel on the plane? car seat? From Vancouver to Cuba???

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Diane!

      It is entirely up to you if you want to purchase a seat on the plane for your 1-year-old, but if you do she will need a car seat on the plane. Vancouver to Cuba is a long flight so it might be worth the expense for your sanity. Your 3-year-old will not need a car seat on the plane, but you might want to consider using it if you think he or she will be more comfy in it, then it is worth the hassle.

      Your transfers from Santa Clara will likely be by coach bus, where a car seat is not necessary, but *if* there are seat belts you can still install them. It’s about 90min to Cayo Santa Maria from Santa Clara airport – it’s actually a nice drive but going over the causeway feels long. If you think you won’t do any day trips in a taxi or a car, then I wouldn’t bother bringing the seats. However, if you want to check out all the Che stuff in Santa Clara for the day, then I would bring their seats and hire a cab – request a taxi with seat belts in the back – not all of them have them.

      The car seats we travel with are inexpensive and lightweight (Cosco Scenera). If yours are super heavy and bulky and you think you might travel more, it might be worth it to invest in the secondary seats as well.

      We loved that part of Cuba – have a wonderful time!

      • Melissa at #

        We are going to Marea Del Portillo 90 min from Manzanillo airport in January with my 2 daughters. 20 months at time of trip and a 4 year old. This will be our first vacation. I have been reading a lot of the above posts and am wondering if anyone knows if the milk is homogenized at this particular resort? Also my dad told me there was no seatbelts in the taxi’s so I wouldn’t need a car seat. Is this true?? For the plane are you supposed to have a car seat or not?? Or is it that it is just easier to contain the wiggely little toddlers in a car seat instead of just a lap belt? Does anybody have any other advise on what I should be packing and such? My children have never flown and I have only been on a plane once. What do I need to know about flying with children??
        P.S. This site is great!!!

        • Corinne at #

          Hi Melissa! Sorry for the delay in responding to you!

          I can’t say for certain if the milk is homogenized at this particular resort. You don’t mention if you’re buying a seat for your 20-month-old on the plane. If you are, she will definitely need her car seat on the plane. Your transfers will likely be by a coach bus, that may or may not have seat belts. Car seats are not required on these buses, but if your kids are wigglers, your life might be easier if you can strap them in! Your dad is right, a lot of taxis outside of Havana and Varadero don’t have rear seat belts – many cut them out. Because I knew we wanted to do day trips by taxi, I brought our car seats (and later booster for my daughter) and then arranged either through the front desk or our tour rep for an English-speaking driver with rear belts. It wasn’t easy to locate one in Cayo Coco or Cayo Santa Maria, but they did come through! I arranged this when we first got there, even though I knew I wanted to do our excursions later in the week.

          Check out my packing list and carry on packing list here on the site – they are based on trips to Cuba where it can be tough to locate necessities.

          Hope this helps!

  26. Eva at #

    Hi there!! We would like to take our little one for a holiday next spring, but he will be only 4 month old. Is it suitable to travel for 2 weeks or so to Cuba with a such a small baby?
    Also if we want to stay in casas particulares, should we bring any small travel cot or moses basket for the child?

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Eva!

      Your baby should be just fine to travel to Cuba at that age, but I recommend purchasing a lightweight travel crib or cot to bring with you. Even the fanciest resorts in Cuba has cribs that are hit or miss.

  27. Paula at #

    We are planning g a trip to Varadero cuba for this May and will be traveling with our 18 month son. Any recommendations for a baby friendly all inclusive resort in Varadero?
    Secondly we would like to do a day trip to Havana but would rather avoid bring our large car seat with us if possible… do any of the excursions from the resorts go to Havana via coach where a car seat would not be required?

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Paula!
      The Tryp Peninsula comes highly recommended for their baby-friendliness, including their baby club. Most organized tours are on large coach buses that don’t require car seats. The only drawback to those tours is that you are beholden to someone else’s schedule, which may not jibe with a toddler’s. We purchased a lightweight car seat specifically for travel, and at home it lived in Grandma’s car. Just an idea. Have a great trip!!

  28. Cheryl Kocher at #

    Hi, we are travelling to Veradero, Cuba in 18 days, the children are ages 8 and 14, and have not had their needles yet. Will they be safe to travel with shots given only 2 weeks before the trip. Thankyou

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Cheryl!
      This is really a question for your doctor. I’m not sure how long it takes for routine vaccinations to become effective, or if they would need the follow-up booster for full immunity. Good luck!

  29. Brigitta Horvath at #


    We are planning a trip to Havana in July next year, when my son is going to be 10 months old.
    I would like to know if it is safe to walk around with a stroller and if daily excursion are doable (is there an age limit on hotel organised day trips) with such a young child or should we hire a car/taxi for a day if we wanted to do some sightseeing?

    Thank you


    • Corinne at #

      Hi Brigitta!
      Totally fine to stroll the streets of Havana with a stroller, although keep in mind some curbs are quite steep and pavement can be bumpy or cobblestones. We were fine with our jogging stroller but a smaller umbrella stroller may struggle. We opted to do a private car/taxi hire for the day because I didn’t want to be beholden to an organized tour’s schedule. When you factor in the cost per person, it really wasn’t much more money to get a private car. Ask at your resort if they can recommend an English-speaking taxi driver, and a car without the rear seat belts removed if you want to install your car seat. Have a great trip!!

  30. Rosa at #

    Hi, Corinne. I was in Havana and Vinales a few days ago with a website called thecubanhouses . The website offers accommodation in private homes. It is cheaper than hotels in the Cuban state. It was an excellent trip that is the truth. Now I want to go back with my two children, one of them is only 2 years old. My question is: Is it dangerous to travel with a small child? Is the heat and the conditions of food and water good for young children?

    Are there problems with children’s food? Are there problems with baby diapers?

    Thanks for the articles.


    • Corinne at #

      Hi Rosa!
      There aren’t problems with baby food or diapers in Cuba, except they can be difficult to find. Your best bet for Cuba is always to bring your own diapers. For food, if you’re not staying at a resort, bring as many snacks as you can manage and perhaps a toddler follow-up formula mix in case your baby doesn’t like the milk. There is generally no trouble finding simple foods that most toddlers enjoy, but if your child is picky you might struggle. Good luck!!

  31. You have described each and every detail for Cuba facts for family. Thanks for sharing this informative post with us.

  32. Svetlana at #

    Hi Corinne,
    Thank you for this post.
    You mentioned that “for entry to Cuba you need the tourist card provided by your travel company or airline on board.” My airline states that Tourist Card for infants less than 2 years old is not included in the package. How do I get it then for my 18-month-old? I contacted the airline, but haven’t received a response.

    • Corinne at #

      Hi Svetlana! I guess it depends on the airline. I know when we were on board the flight attendants handed them out prior to landing on all of the airlines we’ve flown (I think!) At any rate, if you have your baby’s passport and run into any issues when you arrive they will help you at the airport. Don’t worry, they will let you in! Have a wonderful vacation 🙂


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