Import and Export Prohibited Items

Import and export of the following items is prohibited:

  • DRUGS AND STUPEFACIENTS
  • EXPLOSIVES
  • OBJECTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, LITERATURE AND / OR ANY OTHER PRONOGRAPHIC ARTICLE OR ITEMS ATTEMPTING AGAINST GOOD MANNERS.
  • ANY ITEM - INCLUDING LITETATURE - ATTEMPTING AGAINST THE SECURITY AND INTERNAL ORDER OF THE COUNTRY.
  • ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PARTS LISTED IN ANEX No.1 OF THE C.I.T.E.S. CONVENTION (RELATED TO ENDANGERED AND PROTECTEC SPECIES).
Notwithstanding the administrative measures applicable in each case, persons pretending to import or export any of the above listed articles shall be liable to the corresponding penal responsabilities.

Import by travelers of the following items is prohibited:
  • Electric power plants (generators)
  • Video equipments of all types, notwithstanding the country of manufacture or brand, including those produced and sold in the market as built-in accesories for other equipments (VCR, DVD, Play Station 2, etc.) Shall be exempted from this prohibition foreign diplomatic personnel, Cuban officials having stayed abroad for over a year, as well as individuals authorized to import household ménage.
  • Radio transmission equipment and transceivers;
  • Wireless telephones that operate in bands different than 40-49 MHz and 2,4 and 5 GHz
  • wireless microphones
  • Wireless Facsimile terminals;
  • Telephone switchboards and equipment;
  • Professional Radio and TV receivers differing from household models;
  • Geo-positioning equipment (GPS );
  • Satellite receiver antennas and stations;
  • Satellite communications ground stations.
  • Freezers of more than seven cubic feet of capacity;
  • Air conditioners;
  • Electric kitchens and furnaces - of all types, models and capacities
  • Electric ovens - of all types, models and capacities, including micro waves.
  • Electric showers - of all types, models and capacities
  • Electric fryers - of all types, models and capacities
  • Electric water heaters
  • Electric irons without sprinkler consuming over 290 watts/hour or electric irons with sprinkler consuming over 703 watts/hour
  • Electric bread toasters
  • Electric resistances for irons, furnaces, water heaters, etc.