Can US citizens travel to Cuba 2019?
Note: On June 5th, 2019, new laws regarding US travel to Cuba went into effect. It is still 100% legal for Americans to travel to Cuba. (However, as of October 2019, Americans can only fly into Havana.) For more information, check out these Cuba travel policy updates or keep reading for more information.
How can I travel to Cuba legally?
- Cuba visitors require a valid passport from any country.
- Cuba visitors require an entry visa. Purchase a Cuban Tourist Visa.
- US credit and debit cards don’t work in Cuba. Plan trip expenses carefully.
- US regulations require Americans to retain records of island activities and related expenses for five years.
Can American tourists go to Cuba?
Americans can legally visit Cuba only under approved categories, and the bulk of those — including family visits, educational purposes, professional conferences and athletic competitions — come with detailed requirements.
Why can’t Americans go to Cuba?
The current regulation does not prohibit travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba per se, but it makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to have transactions (spend money or receive gifts) in Cuba under most circumstances without a US government Office of Foreign Assets Control issued license.