Cuban Customs Warns Tourists and Nationals on Gifts and Packages
May 29, 2014
HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban Customs office issued a statement today (in
Spanish) warning travelers to the island of a crackdown on the carrying
of packages for third parties. The measure especially affects
Cuban-Americans who routinely carry parcels from friends and neighbors
when traveling to the island.
Customs informs that passengers are not authorized to carry with them
any entrusted parcels for other persons or legal entities. Violating the
regulation can lead to fines or criminal charges, notes the authorities.
The office warns that "parcels can be used to transport and conceal
substances and materials used in terrorism, drug-trafficking and the
contraband of merchandise that could endanger security, human health,
and the environment."
It further states that the full responsibility for the contents of the
packages rests on the passenger.
For more information the Cuban Customs invites you to visit their
website (http://www.aduana.co.cu) or phone 883-8282 and 881-9732 (both
in Havana) 287827 (in the city of Matanzas) 513965 Ext. 119 (in the city
of Cienfuegos) 225041 (in the city of Villa Clara) 223613 Ext. 120 (in
the city of Ciego de Ávila) 211809; 211303; 211504 Ext. 113, or 211449
(in the city of Camagüey) 481801; 468594 Ext. 110 (in the city of
Holguín) 652892; 628991 Ext. 124 (in the city of Santiago de Cuba).
Source: Cuban Customs Warns Tourists and Nationals on Gifts and Packages
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