Not exactly. Individual travel is permitted so long as you meet the OFAC requirements; you will then constitute your own group. All trips need to have a 'trip study leader' and that is part of the program we provide you with. (Individuals can also visit Cuba on a cruise ship, and the requirements would be similar.) However, for those that prefer to travel as part of a tour group, there are many organized tour groups, too. What has been tightened up is it is no longer up to the individual traveler to comply with regulations – you need to go with a licensed travel organization under US jurisdiction that can be held accountable. We work with a USA-based company to collect funds and supply visas and check our itineraries to confirm they are OFAC-compliant.
Americans will not be able to stay in any establishments with military connections, and as many are owned by the government, there are inherently many with a military connection. The good news is there will still be a broad range of accommodations available for Americans, and we can arrange staying at a variety of authentic and fully vetted boutique hotels, and can provide travelers planning their trip with us more information on these choices.
How do I proceed to plan a trip to Cuba?
Contact our travel experts! A plan-to-go deposit will be required to arrange your personal 'group' tour, and we'll work with you to make all the necessary arrangements, through our direct contacts in Cuba and in conjunction with our OFAC-licensed operator in the US.
Contact us to being planning your trip.