Americans can still travel to Cuba, but must choose a travel category and follow a full-time schedule of relevant activities. For many travelers, the Support the Cuban People category allows them to create an enriching trip filled with activities that you probably like to do on vacation anyway. No, not drinking Cuba Libres at a beachside bar. Think more along the lines of learning Cuban dances, eating local food at privately owned restaurants, and checking out museums. Here’s an overview of the requirements and some things you might like to include in your Support the Cuban People itinerary.
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The idea of the Support for the Cuban People travel category is to support Cuban entrepreneurs and private citizens.
The full text of the policy is listed on the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
And ViaHero has summarized the text and answered key questions in the article Travel to Cuba with the Support for the Cuban People Category.
But the key thing for you to remember when you plan a trip to Cuba is that you must participate in activities that support the Cuban people for at least six hours per day on weekdays. This is considered a full-time schedule.
For help putting together a Support the Cuban People Itinerary ask one of our Cuban Heroes and keep reading for some activities that qualify.
It’s easy to fill a Support the Cuban People itinerary with activities relevant to almost any interest. This is just a small sample of what you could do on your trip to Cuba.
For more Support the Cuban People itinerary ideas, check out this guide to Support the Cuban People activities.
As a traveler, you have to avoid all transactions with a GAESA-owned (military-owned) business. This includes certain hotels, stores, etc.—here is a complete list of organizations that you must avoid. Remember: you can't spend money at or interact with any of them.
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