IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Tourism Infrastructure: Please note that the tourism infrastructure in Cuba is more limited than what you might be accustomed to. You can expect slightly lower standards at the hotel properties with fewer amenities. On occasion, it may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary while the tour is in progress due to circumstances beyond the control of Just 90 Miles and our local partner. Please keep this perspective in mind in advance of and during your tour to this very special country.

Flight Information: We have contract with the major US Government Authorized Charter Companies. We utilize different airlines: American Airlines, Easter Airline and Jet Blue that have planes ranging from B737-800 to their B777 jumbo jets.
If you are planning to catch a connecting flight after you return to Miami, please make sure you allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.

Advance Seat Assignment: The airlines operating the chartered flights do not accept advance seat assignment. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note Just 90 Miles is not involved with your seat assignments. 

Passport, Visa and Other Documentation: The following documents and steps are required for legal travel to Cuba under a general license for people-to-people travel (Educational Activities – CFR 515.565), where each traveler follows a full time schedule of activities involving meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba to learn about their unique culture. The following information applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, except for Cuban-born U.S. citizens.

1. After making you reservation and pay nonrefundable deposit all travelers need to send copies of the picture pages of the passports to forms@just90miles.com . You passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return.

2. Please fill out and return the Individual Certification of General License Authority to Travel to Cuba (Travel Affidavit) via email to 2. forms@just90miles.com  no later than the final payment due date 90 days prior to departure. Please fill out your name, date of birth, phone number, and address, and then sign and date right below the line stating “I affirm under the penalties of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.”

3. Please fill out and return the Reservation Form no later than the final payment due date 90 days prior to departure and send via email to forms@just90miles.com.

4. Cuba also requires the purchase of mandatory health insurance (known as Asistur), which has been included in this package and covers basic medical needs if required during your trip.

Important Information for Cuban-Born US Citizens: Cuban-born U.S. citizens require the following documents depending on when they departed Cuba.
(1) Those who departed Cuba prior to December 31, 1970: PE-11 visa (allow 6 weeks to process) or a Cuban passport (allow 4 months). (2) Those who departed Cuba after January 1, 1971: Cuban passport (allow 4 months). Those requirement needs to be met prior booking reservations. Just 90 Miles is not responsible for this paperwork.

Important Information Regarding Legal Travel to Cuba: Although it is not legal to travel to Cuba for “tourist activities”, travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens is permitted for certain types of activities as identified by the U.S. Treasury Department in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. Just 90 Miles sponsors an authorized form of travel following a general license for people-to-people travel (Educational Activities – CFR 515.565), where each traveler follows a full time schedule of activities involving meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba to learn about their unique culture. For more information about the rules governing travel to Cuba, please visit the following link:   http://www.treasury.gov/resourcecenter/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_new.pdf

Daily Journal Requirements: OFAC requires that travelers to Cuba maintain a daily travel journal during their trip. This journal will serve as documentation that your trip to Cuba was consistent with the requirements of the People-to-People travel license. We recommend that you keep your journal for a minimum of five years after the trip.

Tickets and Final Documents: Your airline tickets along with final instructions and travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in writing in case of a change of your address.

Communicating while in Cuba: U.S. cell phones do not work in Cuba, and access to Wi-Fi is limited, except for the that most hotels have business centers with a computer or two. You may wish to make calls from the hotel room or business center, but you should expect calls to cost approximately $2.50 (or more) per minute. You should also expect to pay $10-15 per hour for Wi-Fi.

Credict Cards, ATM machines and local currency: Until recently, U.S. credit cards and debit cards were not permitted in Cuba. Although the guidelines are changing and certain credit cards/debit cards will be accepted over time, we continue to recommend that you plan to bring as much as cash as you think you will need for the duration of the trip. As for currency, the Cuban Peso (also known as “Moneda Nacional”) is the official currency. However, the Convertible Cuban Peso (CUC) is the currency that most tourists use. You can exchange your money to convertible pesos at airports, hotels, banks, and exchange offices. Please note that exchanging U.S. dollars into CUC is subject to a 13% fee, whereas exchanging Canadian dollars, Euros, and other currency is not subject to this fee. Please also note that you will not be able to exchange torn or ripped bills.

Non-Included meals: You may dine at either the hotels used on this tour or other nearby restaurants recommended by your guide. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a local hotel is about $20-25 per meal per person.

Shopping According to new U.S. regulations, you may now bring back $400 USD worth of goods for personal use, of which $100 USD can be in the form of tobacco and alcohol products.