Yes, you can use the Apple App Store in Cuba. Yet the Apple App Store will not function in Cuba without a VPN.
You will absolutely need a VPN to access the App Store in Cuba and we recommend using NordVPN to access the Apple App Store in Cuba.
If you arrive in Cuba without a VPN you will be unable to access the App Store. And it will be quite difficult to put a VPN onto your phone after arrival as most VPN apps come from the App Store for Apple users.
It creates a chicken vs egg problem. As you need a VPN to access the Apple App Store but need the App Store to get a VPN. If you get to Cuba without a VPN, you can pay local stores to put a VPN onto your device.
But having someone add a VPN to your device in Cuba is not optimal for cost or security. It will cost you more to add a VPN in Cuba and your confidential information (bank logins, ID details etc.) could be stolen in the process.
For other mobile apps or websites and whether or not they work in Cuba, there’s also our definitive guide to using mobile apps in Cuba. Or for the what a VPN is and the one we use, see our VPN explainer.
Where Can I Get More Information About Cuba?
I’ve made a Cuba Frequently Asked Questions Page (FAQ) available on this website. And I would strongly advise you to read it before travelling to Cuba.
My Cuba FAQ page will save you a lot of time and a significant amount of money on your trip to Cuba. Cuba is not the sort of destination in which you can just arrive unprepared.
Read the Cuba FAQ Page here.