About Cuba

Located in the Caribbean, Cuba is the largest island in the area and one of the few socialist run countries, globally. It enjoys a tropical climate and endless unspoilt coastlines. It has increasingly opened its doors to the wider world in recent times, making it easier for foreigners to enter the country, though making a long-term move there will likely be difficult, particularly for US citizens.

Though the country is arguably underdeveloped, thanks to its historical isolation, its architecture and culture are one of a kind. With so little modern development since its mid-20th-century boom, the country has remained an ode to this period, with ageing facades on buildings and old model cars in the streets. This has served to attract a lot of tourism, which has resulted in some small hotels and restaurants appearing. There are also areas of rainforest that have diverse flora and fauna.

Cuba is well-known for its healthcare system, and it receives many medical tourists. One of Cuba’s healthcare premiums is the high ratio of doctors to its population.

However, there are a few things that will invariably make expatriating to Cuba difficult. Non-Cubans cannot purchase property or a vehicle unless you have a Cuban relative or spouse. Non-Cuban nationals are also not permitted to own or start their own business. Finding a job will likely not be easy, and the pay is minimal. As a result, those hoping to reside in Cuba for the long-term will need to rely on external funding. Furthermore, there is no route to obtain Cuban citizenship in the traditional sense; you may receive permanent residence only.