President Trump last week (June 16, 2017) announced that he would roll back much of the Obama administration’s progress with Cuba travel, saying “Effective immediately, I’m canceling completely the one-sided deal with Cuba.”
But what, exactly, does that mean?
Here’s what it doesn’t mean: It doesn’t mean the U.S. is back to a completely frigid relationship with Cuba. It doesn’t mean all channels of travel between the U.S. and Cuba will be shut down. It doesn’t mean that you, as an individual, can’t still visit Cuba if you’re so inclined. You certainly can!
What it does mean, is: You can no longer travel to Cuba on your own, individually, for people-to-people tourism. You must go with a group (like Discover Corps). It also means the U.S. government will not be facilitating the Cuban military receiving U.S. funds in any way.
Read more to dive deeper into the details of the President’s most recent Cuba travel announcement. Then, prepare to travel!