Once in the airport, it spends the controls, gathers the suitcase, changes currency and enjoys an experience that, undoubtedly, you will never forget.
In the plane, a few hours before coming, will give you a form called, Customs declaration for passengers, for if you have something that to declare.
Between the information you will have to put if you are entering more money of the allowed one, which would be the equivalent to more 5.000 dollars; the food of animal origin, the sausages are prohibited …
The maximum weight that you can take without paying taxes is of 30 kg.
There are companies as Cuban of Aviation, which 2 suitcases of 23 allow kg each one. A thing is that Cuban it allows it to you and other one that they are not going to receive from you in destination for this overweight.
If you pass of this 30 kg you will have to pay 10 cuc for every additional kg.
In the airport
When you go down the plane, you will come to a big lounge where you will meet several cabins. Put in the tail in which there are less people and wait for your shift.
When it´s your turn, you will have to show your passport and your visa. They will say to you that you should look at a chamber that they have in the ceiling, will seal the visa and will say to you that you should happen for the door that you have later.
Once spend the door you have to spend the scanner. Take from yourself the metallic elements (belt, clock, coins …) and put your belongings in the tray.
Later, you will go on to the room of baggages where you will have to expect to gather your suitcase.
Going out of the airport is suitable to change to be able to pay the taxi. I am in the habit of changing enough not to have to go to the Cadeca (Foreign exchange offices) the following day.
When they change you, that give you also small tickets to be able to pay the taxi.
The currency that the foreigners use in Cuba is the convertible weight more known as CUC. It has the value of the dollar and according to the day that you change it will have a different value.
When I come the first thing that I do in the airport is to change part of the Euros into CUC and a small part, approximately 10 Euros, into CUP or national currency, which comes to be approximately 240 CUP (1 € = 24 CUP).
The national currency comes well if you want to buy in some sites where the Cuban is in the habit of buying, since they are the ventanitas, which offer you Cuban pizzas, sándwich or coffees to very cheap prices.
The ventanitas are housings that have license to sell and that offer his services afoot of street across a window or door.
Also you can buy fruit that they sell in cars for the street, normally only the Cuban buys, but also you can buy. 1 avocado = 10 CUP, very cheap in comparison of what they cost here.
If you remain without money always you can use your card, the commissions are not high and to take the card it is an insurance before unforeseen.
Once in the airport, when you are going to return to your country, in the duty free, once spent all the controls, it will be able to return to change the currency that exceeded you.
To see how the change is