Cuba Duty Free Allowances

Duty Free Allowances – Cuba

Cuba Duty Rules Free Cuban customs allow all passengers and tourists a duty free allowance on personal belongings and products for their own use.Personal effects are deemed as those items which the visitor may need during their trip based on the duration and purpose of their stay. For those over the age of 18, this also extends to include tobacco and alcohol.
Individual Allowances:

  • Tobacco: 400 Cigarettes OR 50 Cigars OR 500 gms of pipe/rolling tobacco.
  • Alcohol: Up to 2.5 litres of alcoholic spirits.
  • Medicines: Up to 10 kg of medicines for personal use only, which must be in original packaging.
  • Electrical items: Camera, video camera, CD player, laptop computer and mobile phone.
  • Jewellery for personal use.
  • Clothes, shoes and personal possetions including toileteries.
  • Personal books, literature and reading material.
  • Currency in excess of 5000 USD (or equivalent currency) must be declared on a Customs Declaration.

For children under 10 years of age – baby chairs, crib, stroller and two items of toys are also allowed.

Main arrival international airports are: Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA) for Varadero. and José Martí International Airport (HAV) for Havana.

For those wishing to export and take home Cuban cigars, please see our new updated guide. Cuban Cigar Rules

For additional information please refer to the Cuban government site:

Please check before you travel, as rules and allowances do change with little or no notice.