Hurricane Season General Advisory

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Hurricane season in Cuba normally runs from June to November. It includes heavy rains, and possible flash floods and landslides. Hurricanes may result in disruption of power, communications, water supplies, and potentially flights to and from Cuba.

If you plan to travel to Cuba during hurricane season you should consider the following preparations:

  • Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program STEP
  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance, either privately or through your airline before you arrive in Cuba.
  • Inform your family and friends in the United States of your whereabouts and plans.
  • Protect your travel and identity documents against loss or damage, as the need to replace them could hamper or delay your return to the United States.
  • Monitor the progress of any approaching cyclones or storms using websites such as the U.S. National Hurricane Center, and local weather and media reports.
  • The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens living in and/or visiting this region to take certain basic precautions in preparation for a possible storm. Ensure your supplies of food, water, medications, and other essential items are secured. Check your generators; cut down any dead foliage and remove any debris around your home and secure your house.

Additional information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones webpage, and on the Natural Disasters page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.