US CUBA TRAVEL IS STILL LEGAL!
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has authorized licenses that make your Cuba travel legal! The most popular and applicable general license categories for travel are People to People (P2P) and Support for the Cuban People (SCP).
The most important fact to keep in mind is that none of the 12 general license categories require approval from the OFAC or filling any kind of permit application. It is a self-certification process: you state your travel category to whoever asks (e.g. airline, travel provider, cruise company, US border agent, etc.), and then make sure you have trip documentation to support that you spent your time as allowed
General License For Support For The Cuban People (SCP) (515.574)
This is the most suitable category for Americans taking tours, cruises or just flying solo. Summarized requirements listed as follows:
US citizens or foreign nationals flying from the US to Cuba, fall under the General License Support for Cuban People IF:
1)Use privately owned Cuban businesses(e.g. paladares, bed and breakfasts, local tour guides..ect.)
2)Maintain a full schedule (considered 6-8 hours daily) of meaningful interactions that:
“Enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities and that result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba”
3) Avoid transactions with Cuban Government entities prohibited by the US government.
Documenting your activities and transactions in a travel journal and maintaining the records and receipts for 5 years is ideal to provide evidence of your legal Cuba travel.
THAT IS IT! You are travelling legally to Cuba! Enjoy your Cuban experience!
Why Visit Cuba ?
IT IS CUBA -America has effectively banned Americans from traveling to Cuba for more than 50 years. It has always been so close but yet so far. Cuba’s society & culture is unique. It is a mix between Pirates of the Caribbean, The art deco beach destination for Americans freeing prohibition, the Soviet Union & Latin America. It’s lively & intriguing and in ten years what ever it will be, it won’t be what it is today
UNIQUENESS– Unless most travel agencies we are based in Cuba. Both management and service are provided by a gay team settled in Havana. We are currently the only Cuba-based travel agency offering travel solutions to LGTB international and American travelers.
VALUE – We are aware that most travel agencies offering US government approved Cuba tours , have ridiculously high prices. Our ultimate goal is to provide affordable tours so you can discover our charming and unique country. No hidden costs or people in between.
FUN – We want you to learn while on our tours but have fun while doing it! We want to keep you actively engaged and our gay guides are just great at it! When selecting our experiences we have ensured they are deeply related with the LGTB community in Cuba.