More things to consider before you go
Take cash. This is crucial. Be sure to take along enough cash to last through your entire trip and cover all expenses. Most US credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba yet, so without cash, you will be unable to pay for the essentials, including lodging, food and car rentals. Most major hotels have in-room safes so that you can keep your cash secure during your trip.
Enroll in STEP. Before you travel, enroll in STEP "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." to register with the nearest Embassy or Consulate to keep informed about travel alerts and warnings.
Expect limited connectivity. Wi-Fi and mobile phone service are limited in Cuba. Read the FCC’s telecommunications FAQ for travelers to Cuba "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." to learn more about available connectivity.
Pack carefully. For travel to and from Havana, you’ll be allowed only two pieces of checked baggage. Standard baggage fees apply for bags up to 50 lbs. Overweight bags, from 51-70 lbs only, will be accepted for a fee. View our baggage rules.
Arrive at the airport early. When traveling to Havana, arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight to check in at a ticket counter, as self-service, web, and mobile check-in are not available for flights to Cuba.
Plan for your pets. Pets are not allowed. Travel with service and emotional support animals is limited to cats and dogs, and requires full Cuban Consulate documentation compliance "This indicates a link to an external site that may not meet accessibility guidelines." .
Be aware of travel limitations. At this time, we are not allowing award travel to Cuba, and all itineraries must include only Alaska Airlines flights.