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How safe is Cuba?

Though Cuba is generally a very safe place to travel (more than other parts of the world), it is always best to watch your belongings and beware of pick-pocketers and purse-snatchers. We recommend leaving your valuables, including passport*, in a safe and only carry what you need for that day. Contact your hotel about Safety Deposit Boxes they may provide (may charge a daily fee). Having a TSA-approved lock for your luggage is also recommendable. You may see some kids or older adults begging on the streets, sometimes asking for soap, pens, etc. Though a nuisance, this is not considered to be dangerous. *Note: You do not need to carry your passport everywhere with you; a copy of the passport should suffice for ID purposes. You will however need your passport for exchanging of currency.