Cuba health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Cuba

Cuba is a medium sized country with around 11M Cuban. Official language is Spanish. Cuba uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Cuba is Cuban Peso (CUP).

🏙️ Havana
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 11M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~111 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 110k km2 (42k mi²)
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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Zika outbreaks have been reported in Cuba. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Cuba. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Cuba.

Dengue cases have been reported in Cuba. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Cuba, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Cuba, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.

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