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Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

maidstone
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Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Please can anyone help? We have just booked our holiday to the Sol cayo Coco travelling with Thomas Cook on the 22nd of August.

Our travel agent said to check what phones , gadgets, lap tops were allowed through customs. As she sais some could be confiscated!

This has sent me into a panic as we need to take a small HP laptop with us and a Blackberry phone.

Does anyone know anything about this.

Please help as i am panicking!!!!

Thank you

Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

There is absolutly no problem with taking laptops, phones, etc for personnal use. Tell your travel agent to educate herself about Cuban's regulations before making such statements. You could send her this link, so she can give the right info the next time:

http://www.aduana.co.cu/index.php?lang=en

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2. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

There is no wifi at the Sol Cayo Coco just dial up. Also may I suggest you turn your roaming off on your B/berry because you will end up getting a massive bill when you get home.

maidstone
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3. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Thank you so much for your quick response.

I will relax and look forward to our holiday now :)

Newton Aycliffe...
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4. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Gengen is absolutely right. Your travel agent, along with many others, appears to know nothing whatsoever about Cuba.

Check out my Inside Page on Items allowed into Cuba at this link:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g147270-c143377/Cub…

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5. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Can you take an IPAD

hfx
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6. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Yes, but you might not be able to access interent with it, where are you going?

Newton Aycliffe...
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7. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Annette:

No problem taking an iPad. Please check out my link in reply #4.

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8. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

We are going to PRDO

Thanks for Info

Newton Aycliffe...
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9. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

Annette:

Great hotel. I'm sure you will have a wonderful; time there.

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10. Re: Bringing phones/ lap tops through customs ?

don't worry.. half people on the plane to Cayo Coco had laptop, tablets or other gadgets... just what I saw while walking through.

Sometime they want you to take the laptop out of the bag, while going through security.. or not even that.

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