Getting There From Here: What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba

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In January 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced changes related to the easing of sanctions on Cuba, which loosened some restrictions on travel for Americans, although some rules still apply. There are 12 legal categories of travel to Cuba, including for professional research and professional meetings. All authorized travelers to Cuba need a valid passport and a visa to enter the country, but it is no longer necessary to apply for a license. For information regarding the type of visa required to travel to Cuba, visit the Cuban Embassy website at

For additional information on travel to Cuba, visit the U.S. Department of Treasury website at ■


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