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Is there any way I could travel to Cuba?

Asked by against_me (22points) July 28th, 2008 from iPhone

I want to travel to Cuba (legally) and was wondering if that was possible without the United States government punishing or prohibiting me.

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syz's avatar

Sure, Americans go all the time. Investigate the proper channels and plan your trip.

marinelife's avatar

Here is what the state department says about travel to Cuba.

It lists all the classes of travelers that are permitted.

susanc's avatar

Traditionally, if you live pretty far north, fly to Cuba from the nearest Canadian airport. Or, if you live further south, the nearest Mexiport.

iwamoto's avatar

why would it be illegal ? this makes me think of that US girl that said “oh right you don’t get to vote in holland” .....

allengreen's avatar

I think they will fine you when you come back to the US, no?

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@iwamoto, the United States has a trade embargo with Cuba. U.S. citizens cannot go there for tourism. Honestly, until I read the info on the gov’t website that Marina posted, I didn’t think we could go there at all. Great answer, Marina!

iwamoto's avatar

i knew about the trade embargo, but no travel either ? ridiculous….

La_chica_gomela's avatar

well, if you read the website Marina posted, it looks like you can go there, just not for tourism. You have to have a very specific purpose, such as an academic or professional conference. Crazy, isn’t it?

against_me's avatar

yes, it probably is because they do not want americans to support the econmy of a communist nation. I have family roots there I wonder if that is what they would define a legitamite reasom.

iwamoto's avatar

yeah, i mean, communism, gotta stop that…in a few years the economy in cuba will be stronger then the US’es, and they’ll be begging to trade…

allengreen's avatar

Bush will attend the opening of the Olympics in Communist China, but Cuba—bad bad bad——WTF?

La_chica_gomela's avatar

yeah, if you read the website, i think it says visiting family is a legitimate reason.

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