Travel Info

Please review the important regulations prior to traveling

U.S. to Cuba Travel Policy

Flying to Cuba from or through the U.S. for tourism is not allowed. There are 12 permitted reasons for travel:

  • Family visits

  • Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations

  • Journalistic activities

  • Professional research or professional meetings

  • Educational activities and people-to-people exchanges

  • Religious activities

  • Public performance, clinics, workshops, athletic or 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

  • Travel related to certain authorized export transactions


Federal regulations on travel to Cuba

If you aren't traveling for one of the 12 reasons, there are 2 other ways to enter Cuba:

  • With a license issued by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • As a Cuban National returning home 



Apply for an OFAC license


If you don't qualify for one of the 12 permitted reasons, have an OFAC license or identify as a Cuban national returning home, you will not be permitted to travel to Cuba.