Cuba out of Reach? Think Again.

Updated: Aug 6, 2018




Oh man, Cuba. A destination that many Americans have yet to travel to but one that is well worth it. And one that I hope will open to tourism in the near future. It is important to know travel to Cuba for tourism is still illegal if you are a United States citizen and requires you to meet the requirements for a license. If you meet 1 of 12 reason you can travel without first obtaining a license but rather it allows you to travel under a "general license" in which you will self certify your activities. You need to keep records of your itinerary for 5 years in the event the Office of Foreign assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury audits you or customs inquires about questions. Go to the Resource Center from the OFAC page here for the most updated info on the Cuban Sanctions and for travel clarification. The language can be vague and confusing law terms so so I did additional research and found Cornell's Law Schools interpretation for general licenses when ensuring we complied with the law. Here is the link to the general license under Support for the Cuban People which is now frequently used. Keep in mind you need to have a full time schedule if you plan to travel under Support for the Cuban People. Now that all the legal stuff covered here is a general break down of how much it cost:


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