How does an American travel to Cuba?

American's with a valid passport can travel to Cuba, provided they are traveling under one of 12 categories authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  The 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba are: family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials; and certain authorized export transactions.

Guests traveling with insightCuba travel under the Support for the Cuban people license on all tours. Guests registered for the Havana Marathon travel under the Public Performances, Clinics, Workshops, Athletic and Other Competitions, and Exhibition license.