Cuba Hurricane Recovery
Updated March 19, 2018
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.
By the way, Americans can still travel to Cuba despite recent changes to Cuba travel policy. A legal trip is just a matter of making sure you know what's changed and how it affects your plans. ViaHero has you covered with the latest updates on Cuba travel policies in these recent articles:
And before your trip, make sure to check out:
- Cuba FAQ
- Cuba Info for Americans
- Homepage on Cuba
- How to Get a Cuban Visa
- Contact us with your Questions
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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