Travel to Cuba Specific License | People to People
An application must be sent by an individual or institution to OFAC. A specific license is granted to permit travel-related transactions where the proposed activity is not covered by a general license. These can be given to corporations, individuals and non-profit organizations for educational, cultural, religious, humanitarian and other reasons for Cuba travel related activities. You must apply for a specific license if your travel falls into one of these categories:
- Visiting a close relative who is neither a national of Cuba nor a U.S. Government employee assigned to the US Interest Section in Havana.
- Journalistic activities for a free-lance journalistic project.
- Professional research and professional meetings that do not qualify for the general license.
- Academic educational activities not authorized by the general license for accredited U.S. graduate and undergraduate degree-granting academic institutions.
- Educational exchanges not involving academic studies pursuant to a degree program and that takes place under the auspices of an organization that promoted people-to-people contact.
- Academic seminars, conferences, and workshops related to Cuba or global issues involving Cuba and sponsored or co-sponsored by the traveler’s accredited U.S. graduate or undergraduate academic institution.
- Religious activities not authorized by the general license for religious organizations located in the United States.
- Athletic competitions by amateur or semi-professional athletes or teams selected by the relevant U.S. federation.
- Participation in a public performance, clinic, workshop, other athletic or nonathletic competition, or exhibition in Cuba.
- Activities intended to provide support for the Cuban people.
- Humanitarian projects in/or related to Cuba designed to directly benefit the Cuban people.
- Activities by private foundations or research or educational institutes that have an established interest in international relations to collect information related to Cuba for non-commercial purposes.
- Activities related to the exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials.
- The marketing, sales negotiation, accompanied delivery, or servicing in Cuba of exports that appear consistent with the export or re-export licensing policy of the Department of Commerce and that are not authorized by a general license.
- The marketing, sales negotiation, accompanied delivery, or servicing of medicine, medical supplies, or certain telecommunications equipment by a US –owned or—controlled firm in a third country to Cuba.
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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.