On September 29, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a Cuba travel advisory based on supposed "sonic attacks" of "unknown nature", which had caused a "never before seen illness" to the staff of its Embassy in Havana.
According to the investigations, these events appear to be isolated to specific locations frequented by employees of the U.S. Embassy. Since that, the U.S. Department of State, FBI, and the Cuban government have been working together to determine the cause of the reported incidents, and who, if anyone (with emphasis in the “if”) is behind them.
Please keep in mind that Clandestina is located in Old Havana, far away from the places of the incidents. Most of our customers stay in casas particulares, not state hotels, and they mainly support entrepreneurs and startups in Cuba. The only “sonic attack” you will suffer in our design store will be the outstanding music we play during the day and the music from the talented friends we invite to play in our parties.
It is important to note also that none of the more than 475,000 U.S. travelers that visited Cuba this year have reported similar health issues, and certainly none of those who came to Clandestina.
Cuba continues to be a safe and welcoming destination for all international visitors. As Clandestina is. We are looking forward to your visit to our store in Old Havana and we hope we can introduce you to the best and most remarkable places to visit in the city. Come to Cuba. Come to Clandestina.