Support for the Cuban People Travel is not only a legal way for Americans to visit Cuba, but a transformational way of traveling, forging intimate and special connections with local Cuban residents. The opportunity to share a smile, make a friend, and gain real insight into the destination is what gives travel to this incredible country its meaning.
Travel with insightCuba provides guests with unique access to people and places the average tourist rarely sees. Our travelers discover Cuba through its people, from a local’s perspective. You’ll get to know extraordinary people who will inspire you, share their stories and they will enthusiastically listen to yours. We’ll take you to the heart of what makes this country so fascinating and you’ll walk away with memories you’ll cherish forever.
On Support for the Cuban People tours, you'll not only visit Cuba’s most sought-after sites, you'll meet the people who make this country so special. You’ll visit with artists and artisans, student and professional musicians, inspiring community projects and so much more. All of our Cuba Experiences can be found on any one of our Small Group or Specialty Cuba tours pages.
A new era in legal Cuba travel, Support for the Cuban People:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), under direction from the President, regulates travel to Cuba pursuant to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations as part of the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba. Currently there are 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba including: 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 information materials; and certain authorized export transactions.
Notably, 11 of the 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba are very narrow in scope, meaning few Americans qualify. However, Support for the Cuban People travel provides that any American can legally travel to Cuba, provided they engage in a full-time schedule of compliant activities. Travel-related transactions pursuant to this authorization must be for the purpose of engaging, while in Cuba, in a full-time schedule of activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities.
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