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There is a great deal of information about Cuba that comes from both travel agents and tour operators that is either out of date or incorrect, so this is a basic guide as to what is, and what is not, allowed into Cuba at the present time.
First of all everyone should check this link:
As can be seen, it lists the following items as being allowed:
Photo and video cameras, camping tent, fishing gear, bicycle, sports equipments, laptop computer, equipments for recording sounds. This includes mobile phones, including those with GPS, also smart phones, iphones & blackberrys, playstations, nintendos, psp's, iPods, iPads. kindles and other tablets.
The following items are listed as regulated because they need a permit from the Minisitry of Informatics and Communications, so basically you can say they are not allowed:
Stand alone GPS units and satellite phones.
Recently regulations have been changed and the following are now allowed:
There is also no problem wearing items of camouflage clothing.
As a tourist when you leave Cuba you are not now permitted to take out of the country any Cuban Convertible Pesos in any denomination or quantity.
As from late December 2013 you are required to fill out the Cuban
Customs Declaration form and hand it in to a Customs Officer just before
you exit the Arrivals area where staff are also checking luggage tags
to see if they have been marked for further inspection. You can view
these forms by clicking on the following links: