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.

Additional travel requirements


Everyone entering Cuba must have a visa and health insurance with coverage in the area. For insurance, a $25 fee is added to your ticket price.

Cuban health insurance (in Spanish only)

 

Special visa requirements apply to Cuban-born travelers, regardless of citizenship.

Cuban-born requirements 

USA to CUBA Travel Policy

It is the responsibility of each traveler to determine passport and visa requirements and comply with them and to secure the proper travel documents. To avoid disappointment and unnecessary expenses, please carefully review the requirements so that you can obtain all necessary documents well before your trip. Requirements are subject to change, often without notice, and we suggest you verify requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate. Dumonde Travel will not be held responsible for any charges, trip interruptions, or cancellations due to incorrect or missing visas, nor will travel insurance cover your lost expenses.