OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - With more airlines traveling to Cuba we checked in with Vito Echevarria of Cuba Ventures on the do's and don’ts of traveling to the Communist island.
He says not to drive yourself in Cuba. Vito says there was a controversial situation years back when a driver got into a car accident and he was unable to leave the country until the case was settled. He was stuck there for at least four months.
The other major issue is most American credit cards don't work in Cuba, so travelers should bring as much cash as they'll need. That issue may be resolved soon.
Vito adds there are a lack of consumer goods so travelers should bring all the drug store items they'll need for their trip.
Vito says travelers looking to bring back cigars and rum can bring back a total of $100 worth.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean so Vito says there are plenty of things to see and do.