World travel advisories rank Cuba as extremely safe. Guests are told to “take normal security 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.”