Legal Travel to Cuba
Under the direction of our President, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control also known as (OFAC), regulates all travel to Cuba pursuant to the E.S. Embargo imposed against Cuba in 1960. Today there are (12) categories of authorized travel to Cuba under a general license which include:
1) Educational activities, including people-to- people travel;
2) Cuban related family visit;
3) Participating in Religious activities;
4) Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations;
5) Support for the Cuban people;
6) Journalistic activity;
7) Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes;
8) Professional research and professional meetings;
9) Certain export transactions that may be considered for authorization under existing Department of Commerce regulations and guidelines with respect to Cuba or engaged in by U.S.-owned or -controlled foreign firms;
10) Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials;
11) Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions;
12) Humanitarian projects.
When you travel with WTC you will travel under the (Educational Activities, including People-To-People travel) which allows any American to legally travel to Cuba, as long as they travel with an authorized tour operator such as WTC Welcome to Cuba Inc. Travel-related transactions pursuant to this authorization must involve the engagement of full-time schedule activities which purpose serves to enhance the interaction directly with the Cuban people, support the civil society while promoting the Cuban people’s independence from the Cuban authorities.
WTC will provide a full-time educational exchange schedule, which will include activities that will allow for meaningful interaction between the traveler and the Cuban people.