Cuba currency change: New values in CUP

Patricia Hechavarria

31 Dec 2020


As of January 1, 2021, all recharges to Cuba will be sent in CUP (Cuban pesos)

Following a recent decision made by the Cuban Government, the Cuban Convertible Pesos currency (CUC) will be removed from the national economy next year. As of January 1, 2021, all recharges will be sent to Cuba in CUP instead of CUC, as defined by the Cuban Telecom Operator, ETECSA.

We have made all the necessary changes to guarantee that your top-ups will be received as fast and easy as usual.

All Cuban rates and any existing balance in CUC will still be valid and will be converted to CUP by ETECSA at the rate 1CUC = 25 CUP.

Therefore, you can enjoy the same benefits received so far for a recharge in CUC.

For example, with a 500 CUP recharge, you can buy a 2 GB Cubacel Data plan as you did before with a 20 CUC top-up. 

We will show you the value of the recharge in CUP and its corresponding price in USD or any other international currency, as per the exchange rate on the day of purchase.

This change will be executed between 10 PM (Cuban time) on December 31 and 8 AM (Cuban time) on January 1, 2021. During this time all ETECSA systems will be interrupted and therefore cannot be sent recharges to Cuba.

We kindly ask you to send your recharges to Cuba starting at 9 AM (Cuban time) on January 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about the recharge to Cuba in CUP, you can contact our Support Center, or our live chat on the bottom right of the screen.

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