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Everything You Need To Know About Safety In Cuba


In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Cuba


Compared to other popular tourist destinations, Cuba is relatively safe and free from the most common dangers that you may encounter in other countries. Although no country is completely crime-free, the average visitor virtually has nothing to worry about in Cuba.

As we previously stated when we talked about the nightlife in Cuba, the locals are extremely friendly and willing to help in any way possible. Both Cubans and travelers from across the globe can explore the country and walk the streets day and night without any major concerns.

Though mugging, purse snatching and pick-pocketing happens, criminal behavior is very rare. You should, however, be cautious in crowded places such as top tourist attractions, buses, bars, clubs and theaters.  Of course, you need to take care of your personal belongings and keep your valuables close to yourself, but anyone with at least some street smarts will have no problems whatsoever in Cuba.

There are a lot of police officers in major cities and if you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask the authorities for help or guidance.


By any world standards, Cuba is a safe country for travelers. In fact, the worst thing that can happen to you in Cuba is bumping into annoying peddlers or people who persistently want to be your guide.



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