HOW IS TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGAL?
THE LAW REGARDING TRAVEL TO CUBA
Any American citizen or resident wishing to travel to Cuba must abide by regulations set forth by the U.S. Treasury Department. You may be asking yourself, “Why the Treasury Department?” It is because all U.S. currency, regardless of whether they are in your wallet or not, are controlled by the U.S. Treasury Department. When the U.S. Government decided to limit trade with Cuba and restrict travel for its citizens, it did so by placing strict controls on US currency. To monitor the situation, the Treasury Department has a division dedicated solely to monitoring and controlling US dollars outside of our country. This department is called The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and it plays a key role in governing all activities concerning Cuba. All travelers and flights to Cuba must abide by rules set forth by OFAC. Any transaction involving Cuba or a Cuban National must comply by regulations written and enforced by OFAC.
INVICTA Group Services
We operate under a general license covering the 12 categories implemented by OFAC. With the latest amendments to the regulations, as of June 05, 2019, authorized travel is still required. This stipulates that visitors to Cuba will engage in a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and individuals in Cuba. This general license allows INVICTA GROUP SERVICES to operate tours in Cuba. This license stipulates travelers must be part of a group and must adhere to the approved itinerary.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE?
We strongly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance that will cover the cost of your trip in case your need to cancel for unforeseen reasons. INVICTA GROUP SERVICES will provide you with information on how to obtain trip cancellation insurance for your trip. https://select.travelinsure.com/?pcode=32497
We can recommend the following:
TRAVEL INSURANCE SELECT (800) 937-1387
TRAVEL GUARD (800) 826-4919
TRAVEL EX (800) 228-9792