Travel Advice Foreign Affairs The Netherlands attenuated

17Sep

The travel advice for Cuba has been adapted and attenuated.
To the west and a significant part of the east of Cuba, including: Havana, Trinidad, Viñales / Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, there are no restrictions to travel.
However, the advice is to pay attention to your safety. But that principle of course always applies on holiday?
However, there are limitations to the Northern Territory, including a number of resorts, with Varadero and Mantanzas.
Flying on Varadero is not possible yet. Arrival and departure at Havana can be done.
See also accompanying card.

Foreign Affairs Advice of the Netherlands told us as following:

Information in advance

  • Cuba is currently struggling with the effects of Hurricane Irma.
    Travel only if necessary to the middle and northern coast of Cuba.
  • You remain responsible for your safety and decision to travel or not. Read the full travel advice.
  • Travel only if necessary to the northern coastline of the provinces of Camagüey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara and Matanzas. These were severely affected by hurricane Irma. The city of Havana and the international airport are not included in these areas. Parts of the capital Havana still struggle with the effects of hurricane. Food and drinking water facilities are limited. Many areas, especially on the northern coast, are regularly without electricity. Contact your travel agency about the situation in which you travel. Take enough cash with you.

If you need more information, please contact us

Casa Guantanamera in perfect condition after hurricane Irma hit Cuba.

14Sep

casa havana cuba

Hurricane Irma has hit Cuba, its inhabitants, her capital city Havana and our house Guantanamera.
But they are quiet alright, also our hostess Nairobis and our family are healthy.
The house is in perfect condition.
There is hot water and electricity for the airco. The first guests arrive again tomorrow.

Unfortunately, a plant in the patio did collapse by the hard rain.
The conditions in the tourist center of Havana are reasonably good for circumstances.
The seawater has penetrated the city from the sea boulevard, the Malecon almost 500 meters.
Most of the water is gone now and the people are working to get rid of mud, etc.
The government is working hard to connect the houses to electricity and water.
Some areas are supplied with water by tankers.

If you want to go to Cuba, that will be possible quite fast.
Do not go to Varadero or any of the resorts in the northeastern area.
You choose the best for Havana and a trip (by car) to Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.

The negative travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Holland is a good advice. There is no insecurity, everything is under control.
However, there are some protests in the street of people asking for reconnection
on water and electricity.
Wait a few time to travel to Cuba, but within two weeks, we think, the conditions
are quite normal again.
Then choose for a flight to Havana because the accessibility of the airport in
Varadero is still problematic. We give you later an update about the conditions.

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