Considerations for post-COVID-19 travel planning
Safer in Cuba than staying at home
Safety concerns for women visitors to Cuba
How safe is Cuba compared to other nations?
World travel advisories rank Cuba as extremely safe. Nevertheless, guests are told to “observe normal travel precautions” when visiting the island. The US State Department asks Americans to “exercise increased caution,” placing Cuba on the same safety level as England, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, and Belgium.
Lonely Planet travel journal remarks, “There is almost no gun crime, violent robbery, organized gang culture, teenage delinquency, drugs or dangerous no-go zones. If a local comes at you holding a machete, he’s probably about to split open a coconut for you.”
A welcoming people seek visitors – no overtourism in Cuba
Unlike Amsterdam, Barcelona, Machu Picchu, Venice, Paris, and other top travel destinations, overtourism is not a problem in Cuba. Overtourism results in housing shortages and high costs for food and services for locals. Resentment builds among the host people and is palpable as only a handful reap tourism profits. Visitors often feel the animosity. Not in Cuba! Americans are embraced as long-lost cousins, and their contributions to our economy are enormously appreciated.
In Cuba, everyone benefits equally from tourism proceeds. Cuba’s chief source of income is used to support free education and health care and environmental, housing and infrastructure projects. When visiting Cuba, you are elevating the lives of many and embraced as a friend.
Have questions or worries about health and safety in Cuba?
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