We get this question all the time, and the answer is a resounding YES!! It is legal for Americans to travel to Cuba. We've done it many times, with many happy guests. It's the best place in the Caribbean by far, and unlike the islands the cruise ships take you to, Cuba couldn't be more different. It's vibrant, exciting, non-touristic by in large, and offers a wide variety of interests for those who travel to the island. It's one of our personal favorites and we'd like to take you there.
We believe one of the reasons many believe that you cannot travel to Cuba is because of the recent changes from the Administration that restricts the WAY you can travel to Cuba. One way no longer available is by cruise, and to tell you the truth this wasn't the best way to get there anyhow. You would overnight on a cruise ship, see a limited part of Havana and off you went. You had your stamp and were proud of it. There is much more to Cuba than that, and more time is needed to explore the hidden treasures Havana and Cuba has to offer.
The reason It Is legal Is very simple. There are 11 OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) categories that allow you to travel to Cuba. One of them, and the most common is the "Support of the Cuban People". This category, simply put means that you must support private enterprise while in Cuba. Here are some examples:
That's the long and the short of it. There are plenty of places to fly directly into Havana and due to all the misconceptions, prices are good right now, especially ours. Take one of our private small group fully escorted tours to Havana and the surrounding countryside, with our next being on March 12, 2020. For more answers to questions, we've provided a link below with answers.