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American travel to Cuba after June 2019

by cubapura

On the 4th of June 2019 the US State Department announced a new policy regarding travel to Cuba in line with the announcements made by John Bolton in April 17. The Treasury and Commerce Department also made subsequent announcements.

What was announced?

We read the entire Treasury release so you don’t have to. Here are the main changes:

What does this mean?

  • You will not be able to go to Cuba under the People-to-People license.
  • If you already booked a trip that falls under the People-to-People license you can still go. The only exception to this are the cruise ships, which stop going to Cuba immediately.
  • Americans can still go to Cuba under any of the other general licenses, including Support for the Cuban people.
  • You can still book accommodation online (such as Airbnb & Booking.com) as well as flights to Cuba.

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