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Cuba Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Sep 13, 2004

This Travel Warning is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Cuba at this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Ivan. The Department of State has authorized the departure of non-emergency personnel and eligible family members of U.S. Interests Section.

U.S. citizens in Cuba are urged to consider departing until the storm has passed. Flights entering and departing Cuba may be suspended at any time. If unable to depart, U.S. citizens are advised to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Visitors to Cuba should be familiar with their hotel evacuation plans, policies, or procedures.

The U.S. Interests Section in Havana will be closed to the Public as of the afternoon of September 10. Consular officials will be available to provide emergency services to American citizens, but their ability to do so may be severely limited.

Americans living or traveling in Cuba are encouraged to register with the Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website at

Updated information on travel in Cuba may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or from overseas, 1-317-472-2328. For further information please consult the Consular Information Sheet for Cuba available via the Internet at or contact the U.S. Interests Section at 011-537-833-3551. Please also see the current Worldwide Caution Public Announcement.

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