For decades, U.S. citizens have been banned from traveling directly to Cuba and spending their tourism dollars there, but that’s all changing.
- Technically, the ban is still in place, but there’s been almost no enforcement of it since Obama took office. Once the announcement was made to officially back off, visits jumped 36% in just a few months.
- That said, there are a few things you should know about Cuba before you travel there. Like the lack of ATMS, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and sometimes even the essentials. Oh and bring a paper map.
- Here’s a handy guide to how much you’ll be spending once you’re on the ground.
- Check out this hip itinerary of the best things to see and do in Havana.