If you're travelling to Cuba there are some important things to be aware of when it comes to money. Cuban currency comes in two forms and bringing one of them across the border is forbidden. So don't forget to exchange your money before you leave Cuba.\nThe government of Canada is warning people about money in Cuba and the laws around it. Updated on November 20, the government's travel site for Cuba lists the country's two official currencies as a possible concern for Canadian travellers.\nThe island nation's two official currencies are the Cuban convertible peso (CUC) and the Cuban national peso (CUP), which is also known as moneda nacional.\nThe CUC is worth significantly more than the CUP and transactions involving foreign travellers almost always happen in CUCs, which is why you'll want to make sure you have it on your trip.\nHowever, it is strictly forbidden to bring the CUC across the border.\nCanada is informing travellers to "learn to differentiate between [the] two currencies."\nView this post on Instagram 한때 내가 발을 디딘 여행지의 돈을 하나씩 모아볼까 생각했지만 언젠가부터 관리가 안 돼 포기했다. 스타벅스 시티머그도 10잔을 채 못 모으고 중단했다. 가벼움이 좋아져 요즘엔 법정 스님의 무소유 정신을 실천하고 있다. 선배는 세계 각국의 손때 묻은 지폐를 조금씩 남겨둔다며 가방 속에서 돈뭉치를 꺼냈다. 가끔 한국 술집에서 외국 돈으로 술값을 내곤 해 지금은 양이 줄어들었다고 했다. 그 돈뭉치 안에서 쿠바를 추억했다. 외국인 전용인 쿡과 현지인 전용인 페소라는 이중 화폐 제도를 운영하는 쿠바. 쿠바에서 페소 전용 식당 등을 종종 찾아다니며 25배 싼 현지 물가를 활용했고 나름 쏠쏠한 즐거움이 있었다. 쿠바에 다시 가고 싶다. #쿠바 #쿠바여행 #1년전 #아바나 #그리움 #쿠바앓이 #휴가갈수있을까 #지금은 #어려운일이지 #여행스타그램 #여행에미치다 #현지돈 #쿠바지폐 #쿡은건물페소는사람 #참쉽죠 #잘구별해야해 #cuba #havana #travelstagram #cubamoney #locallife A post shared by 성도현 (@ilpostino_) on Jul 6, 2018 at 12:27am PDT\nBecause there are two currencies and Canadians may not know the difference, the government is also telling Canadian travellers to be aware of a common scam in Cuba.\nMerchants will often give you change in CUP instead of CUC because CUP is worth so much less.\nSo be aware of the money you get back when you buy something in Cuba.\nView this post on Instagram Pa Las Cokas 💶💷 #CubaMoney #Pesos #Trankiis A post shared by 💦DM ME FOR A WASH💦 (@mobile_wash_805) on Jul 13, 2017 at 6:23pm PDT\nSince it's strictly forbidden to import and export CUC, it's important that you exchange your CUC back to Canadian dollars (CAD) before you get to the airport.\nYou can exchange the CUC without a fee at money exchange counters in Cuba’s international airports, banks, and major hotels.\nThe Canadian government advises Canadians to exchange their CUC for CAD before arriving at the airport when flying out of Cuba because Canadian dollars may not always be available at the airport.\nAfter you go through customs at a Cuban airport, you're allowed to make purchases with a credit card or with cash in CAD so you won't be without money while at the airport.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.