New Regulations for Travel to Cuba


Yes, you can still travel to the once forbidden land of Cuba. You may no longer travel as an individual under the “People-to-People travel” category. In order to travel under this category you must travel as part of an authorized group. Rico's Travel to Cuba, is authorized for group tours under the 12 categories of travel.

While you can still travel to Cuba as an individual, you must now be engaged in a "full-time" schedule of activities. And a traveler must engage in additional authorized Support for the Cuban people. The traveler’s schedule of activities must not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule in Cuba.

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The 12 Categories of Travel

  • Family Visit
  • Support for the Cuban People 
  • Educational Activities
  • People-to-People (authorized group)
  • Religious Activities
  • Humanitarian Projects
  • Public Performances, Athletic/Non-athletic Competitions, Exhibitions
  • Journalistic Activity (requires journalist visa from Cuba)
  • Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments & certain intergovernmental organizations
  • Activities of Private Foundations or Research or Educational Institutes
  • Professional Research and Professional Meetings
  • Exportation, Importation, or Transmission of Information or Information Materials

Short Fact Sheet on New Regulations - Click Here 

Long Detailed Version of New Regulations - Click Here

US Embassy in Cuba - Click Here

OFAC Website - Click Here