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Travel to Cuba

Flying to Cuba from or through the US for tourism is prohibited. There are 12 acceptable reasons for travel.

  • Family visits
  • Official business of the U.S.Government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
  • Journalistic activities
  • Professional research or professional meetings
  • Educational activities and people-to-people exchanges
  • Religious activities
  • Public performance, clinics, workshops, athletic or other competitions and exhibitions
  • Support for the Cuban people
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutions
  • Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
  • Travel related to certain authorized export transactions

You can also travel to Cuba with a license issued by the U.S.Office of Foreign Assets Control(OFAC) or as a Cuban National returning home.

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