Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hotel Restrictions in Havana

U.S. Embassy Havana October 6, 2017 Over the past several months, numerous employees at the U.S. Embassy in Havana have been targeted in specific attacks. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping. Attacks have occurred in U.S. diplomatic residences, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cuba Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Cuba.   Over the past several months, numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees have been targeted in specific attacks. These employees have suffered significant injuries as a consequence of these attacks. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing ...
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EMERGENCY MESSAGE

EMERGENCY MESSAGE The area around the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered flood damage. Do not attempt to come to the Embassy seeking assistance at this time. U.S. citizens in Cuba in need of assistance should contact the Embassy by telephone at (+53) 5280-5791. Individuals worried about U.S. citizens in Cuba should call the State Department ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

This message is to inform U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Cuba of the approach of Category 5 Hurricane Irma.  Current projections from the National Hurricane Center indicate that Hurricane Irma could begin affecting the eastern provinces of Cuba by Friday morning, September 8 and the remainder of Cuba throughout the weekend of September 9-10.  On Tuesday, September ...
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Traffic Accidents and Road Safety

Visitors should be aware that driving in Cuba carries many risks. Many roads and vehicles are poorly maintained and drivers found responsible for accidents may be barred from leaving the country during investigations. Drivers found responsible for accidents resulting in serious injury or death could be sentenced to prison terms of up to ten years. Cuban ...
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Hurricane Preparedness

American citizens who are planning to be in Cuba during hurricane season should consider the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with hurricanes and should devise an emergency plan before a storm’s arrival. Even inland areas far from coastlines can experience destructive winds and flooding. Hurricane damage is typically caused by storm surge, high winds, heavy rain, ...
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