Can I Travel to Cuba Legally from the US?
Cultural Island Travel was licensed by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to conduct people-to-people travel to Cuba under license number CT-2013-303623-1. We custom design itineraries that are fully compliant with OFAC guidelines such as music and dance performances, artist visits and other activities that fall under the cultural travel guidelines. These tours are open to all Americans and no application process is necessary. We are currently authorized to take any American to Cuba under the general license and our OFAC approved itineraries make sure that your travel is fully legal. People-to-people travel means you will have the chance to meet the local people of Cuba and experience their culture in depth. Cubans are very friendly and passionate and the memories of these interactions make a lasting impression on even the most seasoned travelers.
Have you booked a flight to Cuba recently? You may want to check the fine print. Travelers going to Cuba from the US still need to fall under one of the 12 legal categories for Cuba travel. The most popular option is “people to people” travel, which means you need to fulfill a full itinerary of cultural activities every day. If you sign up with CIT or another agency you will automatically quality for a visa, and we will send you a certificate of travel to Cuba ensuring ease of re-entry into the US.
Why should I travel with CIT?
CIT has over 15 years of experience with Cuba and its culture. We represent musicians in Cuba and provide our travelers a rare glimpse of the real Cuba. We are not interested in a cookie-cutter itinerary but rather a set of unique experiences, hand-picked to showcase the best people and talents that the island has to offer. We want you to see the real Cuba that we fell in love with in 1999 and watch you fall in love with it too. For more info see our about us page and our interview with our Cuba expert on our home page.
What does People-to-People travel mean?
People-to-People travel is the category under which every day Americans can visit Cuba. This consists of a cultural exchange between Americans and every day Cubans. People-to People travel gets you straight to the heart of Cuba-its people. We put you in touch with the everyday people of Cuba. With over 15 years of experience with Cuban artists, musicians, architects, antique car mechanics, and dancers we make sure these exchanges are the reason for your unforgettable journey to Cuba.
Why is this the best time to go to Cuba?
It is only the third time since 1963 that Americans have been permitted to travel to Cuba legally. Visit Cuba before it changes, the time is now!