Cuba Travel Advisory
UPDATE: January 10, 2018
State Department Softens Warning to Travel Advisory
After reported "sonic attacks" impacting U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, the U.S. State Department reduced embassy staff and issued a Cuba travel warning, advising U.S. citizens against travel to Cuba. An FBI investigation later showed no evidence of any such attacks, and the travel warning was subsequently downgraded to a friendlier travel advisory on January 10, 2018. Cuba remains one of the safest countries in the world for tourists to visit, with millions visiting safely every year, including a record high of 620,000 U.S. citizens in 2017. Our travelers have repeatedly stated that they felt very safe in Cuba.
A series of “sonic incidents” impacted U.S. and Canadian diplomats during a period of ten months from November 2016 to August 2017. There is still no clear understanding of the nature and cause of these incidents. During this ten-month period, over 500,000 U.S. travelers safely visited Cuba.
There is no evidence of any threat to U.S. travelers. Our guests’ safety is of utmost importance to us, and we would never hesitate to cancel travel arrangements at the slightest indication of any threat to public safety. There is not and has never been evidence of any threat to tourists.