Cuba Travel

You Can Still Go Cuba Legally, But You Must Act Fast

Two months after Trump announced changes to travel to Cuba, the window for going to Cuba legally remains open. That is, you can travel legally under the old rule allowing individual, self-directed people-to-people travel. That opportunity, however, will shut tight as soon as new regulations are issued by the U.S. Treasury Department. And no one knows when that could be. It could be today or tomorrow — or never. Predicting Trump’s action is iffy.
The Treasury Department has twice issued FAQs stating that the “announced changes do not take effect until the new regulations are issued.“ And once new regs issued, you can still travel legally if you have “completed at least one travel-related transaction (such as purchasing a flight or reserving accommodation).” (Treasury FAQs June 16, 2016 and July 25, 2017)
If you want to go to Cuba this winter, book flights immediately. Once bought, you can change always change the dates of travel.
Get on it fast.