How to Travel to Cuba under New Trump Policy
June 24, 2017
Individual Travel to Cuba is Permitted
Nothing has changed for self-directed individuals that travel to Cuba and stay in private homes. Individual travelers will be authorized to travel to Cuba under the Support for the Cuban People general license. Further, there is no process or physical license required in advance of travel; the general license will be automatically authorized for travelers staying in private homes, such as those booked on AirBnB.
Senator Marco Rubio confirmed this on Twitter:
However, please keep in mind that a "full-time schedule" continues to be required for this general license, and it is intended to prevent travelers from excessive beach or recreation time in Cuba.
Group Tours to Cuba
Travelers who stay in private homes will not need to travel with a group tour to Cuba. Travelers that wish to stay in government hotels, such as the recently opened Manzana Kempinski, will need to travel with a tour company on a licensed people-to-people group tour.
Download our Free Travel Certification Form
For self-directed individual travelers looking for additional guidance on how to interpret the new Trump policy, please provide your email address below to download our free self-authorization form, which may be presented at US Customs upon entry to the United States from Cuba.