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Can you use American Dollars in Cuba?

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Can you use American Dollars in Cuba?

Can anyone tell me if they will accept American Dollars in Cuba. If not is the local Currency only able to purchased in Cuba?

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1. Re: Can you use American Dollars in Cuba?

You can use US dollars, but will pay a penalty upon exchanging it to Convertible Cuban Pesos (CUC's), so it is not recomended. CUC's are not available for purchase anywhere but in Cuba, so you will have to exhange your money when you land at the airport, or at your resort.

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2. Re: Can you use American Dollars in Cuba?

No and yes. Can't be used, but can be exchanged at a 10% penalty.

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3. Re: Can you use American Dollars in Cuba?

As you are from the UK just take Sterling cash and exchange it for CUC's in Cuba as the link DonTomas provided says.

Another usefu read can be found here:


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