Cuban Cigars – Duty Free Export Rules
There are many advantages in travelling to Cuba, and if you’re a cigar aficionado the rules and allowances for the personal export of cigars make the trip all the more worthwhile.Wording that may come in helpful …..Hecho en Cuba – Made in Cuba.
Hecho a mano – Machine bunched cigars finished by hand.
Totalmente a mano – Fully hand made cigars.
Duty free export of Cuban cigars fall into three categories, and all dependant on the amounts you wish to take – up to 20, up to 50 and over 50 cigars.In all cases tourists and travellers must verbally declare to Customs when leaving the total amount of cigars they have, and if they are in hand baggage or checked baggage.
- For those wishing to take up to 20 Cuban cigars these is no documentation required.
- For those taking up to 50 Cuban cigars – They must be sealed, bearing an official hologram, unopened and in their original packaging.
- For quantities of 50 cigars and over. Again they must be sealed, bearing an official hologram, unopened and in their original packaging. You will need to produce an invoice/bill of sale from the place of purchase which itself must be licensed to sell cigars. The total amount of the invoice detailing the amount of cigars must not exceed 5,000 (five thousand) CUC ( Cuban Convertible Peso).
Confiscation and Seizure: Quantities exceeding 50 that are either not declared, or do not have the relevant invoice, seals, identification marks and packaging as required will be seized.
Please check before you travel, as rules and allowances do change with little or no notice.
For further details see: http://www.aduana.co.cu/
See our guide to: Cuban Duty Free Allowances