Alitalia is known to offer nicely priced business class flights from Italy to Cuba from time to time. And right now, you can benefit from such a sweet deal once again. The SkyTeam carrier is selling tickets for flights from Milan to Cuba at prices starting at only €1,289.
Availability, unfortunately, isn’t great. But you should be able to find several connections in early 2020.
From Milan, Alitalia will fly you to Rome, where you’ll change aircraft and continue your trip to Havana. Caution: some cheap connections require an overnight layover in Rome. So, if you’re not planning on visiting a friend in Italy’s capital, it would be better to avoid those flights.
The airlines will operate a Boeing 777 on most long-haul flights. Alitalia’s business class product is not exactly the newest one. But it is still solid, and the service can be good. Check out this review to get a better idea:
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Alitalia has been in financial trouble for quite some time now. Consequently, it could be risky to book your flight with the carrier. If you do so, we’d recommend using a credit card as your method of payment. This will increase your chances of getting your money back in case the airline goes out of business.
According to the fare rules, tickets will be sold until October 30th, and the offer is valid for trips commencing between January 15th and March 28th. We’ve been able to find flights during the promoted time period.
The minimum stay requirement is the night from Saturday to Sunday, and you will have to return 1 month after your departure in Europe.
As always, Google Flights (instructions) is your best friend here. Check for available connections and have the tool forward you to the carrier’s website for booking. Or use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices that OTAs offer.
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Information on Cuba
Cuba has developed its very own charm throughout the decades of embargoes and socialism and stands out clearly from the other islands in the Caribbean. In addition to the many fantastic beaches, cigars, rum, salsa and American vintage cars attract numerous tourists to Cuba every year despite the difficult political situation. Nevertheless, the island is still not nearly as touristically developed as many other islands in the Caribbean.
Best Time to Visit
Although Cuba has warm temperatures between 25 – 30°C all year round, the dry winter months between November and April are particularly popular. During this time the humidity is clearly lower than in the high summer during the rainy season.
For travel between June and October, one should be aware of the risk of hurricanes. The last hurricane to hit Cuba was “Irma” in September 2017.
Immigration and Visa Requirements
To enter Cuba, most EU citizens needs a passport valid for at least six months and a visa in the form of a tourist card (A1 visa) for up to 30 days. These must be obtained from the Cuban embassy in Berlin before entering the country. At least one person must appear there in person, but can also obtain the visa for other companions. This costs 22€ for the person appearing in person and 25€ for all other companions. It is much easier to purchase the tourist card directly from your airline: (all data without guarantee)
- Condor: 25€, in Frankfurt/Main at the ticket counter or transit area
- Eurowings: 25€, in Cologne/Bonn at the check-in desk / in Munich at the ticket counter & check-in desk
- Air Canada: Will be handed out free of charge on board before landing. In addition, however, an electronic travel permit (eTA) is required for the transfer in Canada!
Additionally you have to show valid health insurance coverage in Cuba, e.g. a travel health insurance. If possible, the policy should be in Spanish. German or English policies are also recognized nowadays. Otherwise you have to take out a Cuban insurance at the airport for 2 – 3 CUC per day.
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