How To Travel To Cuba: A Guide For Americans
While relations between Cuba the United States are improving, it’s still technically illegal to travel there. Here’s how you can travel to Cuba as an American anyway.
Back in 1960 the United States imposed a severe trade embargo against Cuba. The Blockade was created after Cuba nationalized American owned oil refineries without compensation.
As part of this embargo, travel to Cuba by Americans has been restricted for over half a century. Or more specifically, it’s technically illegal for U.S. citizens to have transactions (spend money or receive gifts) in Cuba under most circumstances.
Basically this regulation has prevented most Americans from considering Cuba as a travel destination. Due to economic sanctions, air travel to Cuba from the United States was almost impossible. American credit debit cards don’t work in Cuba either.
However things are beginning to change.