Frequently Asked Questions Search the FAQ for entries containing: TopicsFlightsTravel DocumentationWhat to BringCostsCultureInsurancePrecautionsToursCommunicationWeatherCurrencyPassportVisaRestrictionsMisc Flights (4 entries) Where do I fly from? Can I Use Sky Miles to pay for my charter flight to Havana? How can I just get a flight to Cuba? Can I fly to Cuba on American airlines? Travel Documentation (2 entries) What should I write on my immigration form when I return to the U.S.? What travel documents do I need for Cuba? What to Bring (5 entries) Can I bring goods to donate? Can I bring cameras or video recorders to Cuba? Do I need an electrical adapter and converter? Can I use my cell phone or PDA device in Cuba? What items should I pack for my trip to Cuba? Costs (2 entries) Is tipping for services necessary in Cuba? How much are international calls from Cuba? Culture (3 entries) What music is Cuba famous for? What issues should GLBT participants be aware of in Cuba? How are Americans generally received in Cuba? Insurance (4 entries) Do I need medical insurance to travel to Cuba? Does Insight Cuba provide health and medical evacuation insurance How do I contact Core Travel Insurance to discuss my insurance coverage? Can I upgrade my trip cancellation insurance? Precautions (4 entries) Is Cuba safe for female travelers? What should tourists be aware of in Cuba? Is Cuba safe for travelers? What precautions can I take against theft? Tours (8 entries) What is people-to-people travel? Do we travel with a group on Insight Cuba programs? How is Insight Cuba related to JazzTimes Magazine? What are examples of people-to-people activities? Is there a minimum amount of travelers required to go on an Insight Cuba program? Does Insight Cuba offer custom group programs for travelers? Who are Insight Cuba’s in-country guides? What age group typically participates in Insight Cuba programs? Communication (4 entries) What Spanish language resources do you recommend? Can I discuss politics, societal matters, and daily life with the Cuban people? Do I need to learn Spanish? Do many Cubans speak English? How can I make Domestic/International Calls in Cuba? Weather (3 entries) What is the weather like in Cuba? What is the weather forecast for Cuba in January? When is the most likely time for a hurricane to occur in Cuba? Currency (11 entries) Do I have to pay a commission to exchange US dollars in Cuba? Can I exchange money in Cuba? Can I use U.S. dollars to make purchases in Cuba? Can I wire money to Cuba if I run out? Can I use credit or debit cards in Cuba? What is the exchange rate for Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC)? Can I buy or sell Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) outside of Cuba? Can I use traveler’s checks in Cuba? What is the currency used in Cuba? How much money should I plan on bringing to Cuba? Do I declare the amount of cash I bring to Cuba with customs? Passport (2 entries) Do I need a passport to travel to Cuba? Will my passport be stamped by Cuban immigration? Visa (2 entries) Are there specific criteria or visas required, in order to pursue journalistic activities while on an Insight Cuba program? Do I need a visa to travel to Cuba? Restrictions (11 entries) Are there restrictions on what I can photograph in Cuba? What are the rules about Americans traveling to Cuba? How does an American travel to Cuba? What are the American travel restrictions to Cuba? Can Americans buy souvenirs in Cuba? Is there an age policy for Insight Cuba’s participants? Will I be able to move about Cuba freely? Where do I find travel information for tourists going to Cuba? Where can I find rules on traveling to Cuba? Can Americans travel to Cuba? What goods can I bring back to the U.S.? Misc (16 entries) Updates on Americans traveling to Cuba? Will I have internet access in Cuba? Whats the easiest way for an American to travel to Cuba? Is Insight Cuba’s travel to Cuba legal? How is Insight Cuba related to General Tours? New ruling on travel to Cuba and use of travel agents? How is Insight Cuba related to Cross-Cultural Solutions? What are the opening hours for banks, museums and shops? How much will it cost to use the internet in my hotel? What time zone is Cuba in? If I lose my camera, can I buy a replacement? Does Insight Cuba provide trip cancellation insurance? When does my medical insurance coverage begin and end? Who is OFAC, and what does it do? What does Insight Cuba’s health and medical evacuation insurance cover? Don’t See Your Question? Contact the Insight Cuba Team!