Cuba Travel Update
Changes to US Policy on Travel to Cuba
Due to changes in U.S. policy, cruise ships will no longer be permitted to sail to Cuba effective immediately. The United States government declared that effective immediately, educational and recreational (or people-to-people) travel to Cuba is no longer permitted. This new regulation prohibits travel from the U.S. to Cuba by cruise ship, recreational vessel, or non-commercial aircraft. As a result, this change requires cruise lines to immediately replace all Cuban ports.
Removing the authorization for people-to-people educational travel to Cuba, affects all tour operators too. Therefore, as of today, June 5, 2019 we can no longer take new bookings for travel under the people-to-people educational travel category. OFAC’s changes, however, do include a “grandfathering” provision, which provides that previously authorized people-to-people travel will continue to be authorized if the traveler has already completed at least one travel-related transaction (such as purchasing a flight, reserving accommodation) prior to June 5, 2019. This means that guests who are currently booked are still able to travel legally under the people-to-people educational travel category.
We understand that this is disappointing and we know how much time and effort go into planning your vacation. While this decision is completely outside of our control, our goal remains the same - to make sure you have a fantastic vacation!
For further information visit - Treasury and Commerce Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules