Back in January there were some changes to the government rules on travel to Cuba and since that time we’ve had a lot of people ask: is it legal for me to fly to Cuba?
While not everyone can go to Cuba, there are now twelve reasons provided by the government that do give you the right to travel there. If you fit into one of these twelve categories, you qualify under a “general license” and don’t need the U.S. government to issue you a “specific license” anymore!
The permitted reasons to travel to Cuba (as defined by the U.S. Government) are:
- Family visits
- Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations
- Journalistic activity
- Professional research and professional meetings
- Educational activities
- Religious activities
- Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions
- Support for the Cuban people
- Humanitarian projects
- Activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes
- Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
- Certain authorized export transactions
If you meet the criteria and you’re ready to fly to Cuba, just search flights to Havana right here on CheapAir.com. CheapAir is the first online travel agency where Americans can book flights from the United States to Cuba. You’ll be boarding your flight to Cuba in no time!
For answers to many common questions about flying to Cuba please see our Cuba Travel FAQs.