Cuba authorize you to export up to 23 loose cigars without following any formalities or submiting any document.
In the case of the tobacco packaging, you must declare the amount of tobacco when leaving the country at the airport. You may bring up to 50 units without having the obligation to submit any document. In case you want to take more than 50 cigars, then you have to comply with the follwoing requirements:
♦They must be in its original container, closed, and with the official stamps.
♦Show the invoice or document certifying that the purchase was made in an official or any of the authorized Havana cigars shop.
*If you exceed the 50 units and you cannot declare and show the above documents the tobacco will be taken from you.
Attention: The whole issue with customs is always very complex, mainly because they change very often the rules. We try to give you the the most up-to-date information as possible, but in any case this is not binding and we are not responsible for the same, so I recommend you to visit the page of the customs of Cuba or the different Cuban official institutions to be aware of any modification of the existing Cuban law, since this can suffer periodic changes. Even so I will try to keep the information always as up-to-date as much as possible.
Careful with strangers
Don't be fooled by people who want to accompany you although they may appear to do so in good will or they want to offer you to do some business, because most of the times are illegal. You can complain with any police officer, to ensure that these persons do not interfere in your journey. In Cuba the tourist is very well protected by the Cuban government and anyone who wants to trick you or harm you will be taking a big risk if you complain.