Shock, confusion at Havana airport as sharp hike in customs fees takes effect
A steep hike in customs duties has taken effect in Cuba, catching some air travelers unaware and leaving others irate at the new fees.
Nelida Diaz is a Cuban-American who often travels back to the island to see family. She says she was shocked when officials charged her $588 at customs.
Travelers are allowed to bring in 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of miscellaneous goods without being charged. Everything after that gets taxed at $4.55 a pound ($10 per kilogram).
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