Travel-related transactions are permitted by general license for: family visits; official business of the US government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and 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.  However, there are currently additional restrictions and requirements attached to these general licenses due to updates to the sanctions program in 2019.

Individual people-to-people travel in Cuba is not authorized.  Group travel for people-to-people exchanges and educational activities is no longer authorized, but certain group people-to-people educational travel will continue to be authorized where the traveler has already completed at least one travel related transaction prior to June 5, 2019.  All travelers must keep accurate records to establish that their travel was for purposes permitted by the regulations.


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