Travel to Cuba General License | People to People
A general license(No Application Necessary) allows certain categories of travel to Cuba and, if your travel is described by one of the OFAC sanctioned exceptions (listed below), then you can travel and do not have to make an application to OFAC. The most common forms of general licenses are educational groups for college credit from university or college and the religious purpose.
If you are allowed to travel to Cuba, you can engage with Travel Service Providers or Carrier Service Providers in order to arrange for travel to Cuba.
There are eight general licenses authorizing travel-related transactions involving Cuba. They are:
- Visiting “close relatives” who are nationals of Cuba or visiting “close relatives” who are U.S. Government employees assigned to the U.S. Interest Section in Havana.
- Official business travel by officials of the U.S. government, foreign government, or intergovernmental organizations of which the United States is a member.
- Journalistic activities by persons regularly employed as journalists by a news reporting organizations or by persons regularly employed as supporting broadcast or technical personnel.
- Professional Research conducted by full-time professionals in their professional areas, attendance at certain professional meetings or conferences organized by international professional organizations, or participation in certain telecommunications-related professional meetings.
- Educational activities by faculty, staff, and students of accredited U.S. graduate and undergraduate degree-granting academic institutions.
- Religious activities under the auspices of a religious organization located in the United States.
- The commercial marketing, sales negotiation, accompanied delivery, or servicing in Cuba of telecommunications-related items that have been authorized for commercial export or
re-export by employees or, or an entity duly appointed to represent, a telecommunications services provider.
- The commercial marketing, sales negotiation, accompanied delivery, or servicing in Cuba of agricultural commodities, medicine, or medical devices by employees of a producer or distributor or an entity duly appointed to represent a producer or distributor.
Examples of these can be found at
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We would be pleased to assist you with your travel needs, if you are properly licensed to travel to Cuba. We can point you to the right government information that defines a legal trip to Cuba. We offer a range of travel services to U.S. Educational institutions, people to people organizations and other OFAC licensed activities. Contact us with any questions or requests, here.