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laptops to cuba?

Old Apr 7, 22, 1:51 pm
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laptops to cuba?

Hoping to make a trip to Cuba later this month and just had a little worry because my partner and I will both have our work laptops with us. The UK government website has vague language about GPS devices being seized and such...
Just curious - do we need to worry about bringing laptops and other tech with us into Cuba? We are doing a multi-leg trip, including some time in PR and then up in the mainland as well. Do we need to leave things in Miami?
Any insight welcome!
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Old Apr 10, 22, 2:10 pm
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Not at all. Pre-COVID, a million Canadians visit Cuba annually (though most on resort vacations and may not have computers with them) and never heard of any issues (unless, of course, one does something stupid, criminal, stupidly criminal, or criminally stupid). I suspect your issues, if any, are going to be with the U.S.
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Old Apr 15, 22, 7:53 pm
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Are you self-employed? If not I’d ask your employer what their policy is for foreign travel with company property.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Not at all. Pre-COVID, a million Canadians visit Cuba annually (though most on resort vacations and may not have computers with them) and never heard of any issues (unless, of course, one does something stupid, criminal, stupidly criminal, or criminally stupid). I suspect your issues, if any, are going to be with the U.S.
Yeah, I’d be really surprised if any cop or other government official were to seize valuable property from a hard-currency tourist. Unless, as you mentioned, the tourist engages in serious misconduct. They’re starving for hard currency in Cuba, and that sort of corruption would quickly scare away the tourists.

Common crime is uncommon in Cuba. Just watch out for the petty stuff, like pickpockets.
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Old May 1, 22, 5:43 pm
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thanks for the replies. both me and the other half had our laptops etc and all was fine. No one seemed even remotely interested. What an amazing, beautiful, and sad place.
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Old May 5, 22, 9:39 pm
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What an amazing, beautiful, and sad place.
Exactly the feeling I had about Cuba after I visited in 2019.
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