People from the States can STILL visit Cuba legally!
Global Relations Travel Club has deciphered the complex and ever-changing rules for Cuba travel for Americans for a number of years. Our objective is to help Americans witness Cuba legally.
Travel to Cuba remains easy and legal despite modifications announced by President Trump in June, 2017.
Americans are no longer able to travel to Cuba independently (on their own) under the people-to-people category of the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Fortunately, all American citizens and residents can visit Cuba without prior permission, without special licenses, and without time-consuming paper work, if they travel with an authorized people-to-people U.S.-based operator.
The obligation of the U.S. traveler while on a legal people-to-people group tour is to engage full-time in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba.
What could be more fun? Cubans and Americans hit it off. Both peoples enjoy great food, music, culture, dance, art, sports, nature and history. Both are outgoing, kind and relish humorous good times together.
As past American visitors suggest, “Get to Cuba now, before it is changed forever.”
Joining one of our sponsored people-to-people group tours is 100% legal under new Trump regulations. Purchasing a Cuba tour from a company not based in America is illegal.
We guarantee your stay in Cuba is legitimate when you travel with us. We will provide you with required information, documentation and certifications allowing you to efficiently go through U.S. immigrations and customs when you return home.
Lounging around all day in an Airbnb.com private rental and drinking mojitos all night is totally forbidden. Touristic travel to Cuba for sun tanning and relaxation is prohibited.
- American residents and citizens are required to have a passport valid for at least six months after scheduled departure from Cuba, a Cuban Visitor Visa (GRTC will assist you with the Visitor Visa) and mandatory Cuban emergency medical insurance, which is generally included in the cost of commercial airline flights.
- Cuban Visitor Visas, with some exceptions, must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of your commercial flight ticket.
- Plan Cuba spending money carefully. U.S. credit and debit cards don’t work in Cuba! Don’t get stuck without funds. See Money matters in Cuba to prepare for Cuba’s unique monetary system.
- There is no limit on the amount of money you may spend in Cuba nor is there a limit on the value or quantity of items – including alcohol and tobacco products – you may bring home for personal use. However excess cigars, rum and other items may be subject to U.S. duties.
If you have further questions about US government rules for legal Cuba travel you must call OFAC directly at 1-800-540-6322 or visit the OFAC website.
To join a legal Cuba tour, or to organize a private custom Cuba tour call 1-815-842-2475 or Email DanRutherford@GlobalRelations.US