As Cubans recover from Hurricane Irma, which hit the North Central part of the island in early September, there have been many accounts of both the damage and the recovery process from locals within Cuba. Here’s an update on the recovery. Updates will continue as time progresses
When will it be safe to travel to…
Havana - Now
Viñales - Now
Pinar del Rio - Now
Cienfuegos - Now
Trinidad - Now
Santiago - Now
Varadero - Now
Baracoa - Now
Holguin - Now
Camaguey - Now
Northern Keys (Cayos) - Now
Areas that are safe now (January 4, 2018)
It is safe to book travel to Cuba at this time. There are no areas that you need to avoid. Cuba has recovered quickly from the hurricane and while there may still be noticeable impacts in some places, it is safe to travel to Cuba.
Havana has been back to normal since early October. Most of the infrastructure was easy to repair and Havana made a very quick recovery.
Matanzas, Varadero, and the Northern Keys (Cayos) were all directly hit by Hurricane Irma. They suffered significant damage from both flooding and winds, but the cleanup efforts have gone well and businesses are ready for travelers.
Donating to the recovery
If you’d like to donate to the Hurricane Irma recovery effort,
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