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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba? [duplicate]

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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European citizen visiting Cuba while in US?

I may be visiting the US soon for both work (conference) and leisure (sight-seeing) but was wondering whether it is possible to pay a visit to Cuba, as I see that direct commercial flights have been ...
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Can US citizens go to Cuba freely and vice versa after the recent diplomatic relation restoration?

A recent full diplomatic relation restoration between the US and Cuba took place, does that mean that US citizens can go to Cuba freely and vice versa?
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Travel to Cuba as dual citizen (USA+other)?

Suppose I am a U.S. citizen with dual citizenship with another country. Citizens of this second country are allowed to travel to Cuba. Suppose further that I live and work outside the United States ...
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OFAC declaration for travelling to Cuba from US

I will be travelling from New-York to Cuba as my flight back to Europe is from Havana. I will buy the tourist card from the US airlines I am traveling with but I need to select one option in OFAC form ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American websites....
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How do I get a tourist visa/card for Cuba?

How do I get a tourist visa (or a tourist card) for Cuba? I live in the Netherlands, but I'm not a Dutch citizen, I have an Italian passport.
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Intercity transportation in Cuba

I am planning a self-travel itinerary in Cuba. I read a lot already but there are still confusing aspects. As I understand the best intercity transport is Viazul but is has few disadvantages (or maybe ...
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Florida → Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Is it possible to travel to Cuba by sea (from e.g. Mexico)?

When I was reading about Cuba around the time I visited there (2008), I got the impression that the only way in is by air. Now, as of 2012, is this (still) the case? Or are there any cruises, ferries,...
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US law and travel to Cuba for citizens of third countries

I'm French and I'm going to the United States soon and I want to visit Cuba on the same trip. Is it possible to do so from the United States? I have French passport and am living in France. What does ...
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Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen

There are a few recent questions relating traveling to Cuba as a European citizen, such as this one and this one. These however are with flights terminating in Cuba, with the intention to stay in Cuba....
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Cuban currency exchange - ATM vs exchange office

What are fees for exchanging EUR to CUC in ATM and exchange office (CADECA)? Is it difficult to find ATM in the main cities? Is MasterCard accepted in ATM? Considering these options because don't ...
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US travel to Cuba via foreign passport

US citizens travelling to Cuba are restricted to a set of "reasons" for travel, of which tourism is not one. I have US-Philippines dual citizenship, and both passports. Would I just buy the ticket ...
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Can I travel from USA to Cuba as an European citizen? [duplicate]

Me and my girlfriend would like to go to Cuba from Denmark. We would like to go to Miami for a few days before going to Cuba and then spend the rest of the vacation in Cuba. So our flights are as ...
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Can someone explain Cuba's two-currency system and the consequences for foreigners?

I know there is the national peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUC) and that 1 CUC = 1 USD = 25 CUP. Why is there this difference? Is it to keep Cuban money from leaving the country? What are the ...
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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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Are there any cheap ways to get from Jamaica to Cuba?

I'm looking for a flight from Montego Bay to Santiago de Cuba (preferred) or La Havana, but I can't find anything below 400 euros (my trip is one way, at the end of July). Are there any cheap ...
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Car rental in Cuba

What prices can one expect for car rental in Cuba? On the Internet it seems ridiculously expensive, are there better deals locally? Is it possible to rent child car seats (and how much would it cost)? ...
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What is the most cost effective way of exchanging currency in Cuba?

I am travelling to Cuba in the next couple of weeks and understand I can only convert my currency (GBP) once I have landed in Havana. What is the way of doing this which offers the best value? Is this ...
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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How can I find an ATM card usable in Cuba, by a US Citizen?

It is apparently quite easy to enter Cuba (illegally) as a U.S. citizen, by flying from a third country. But according to Wikitravel, it can be tricky using a credit card while there: For ...
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What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

I've reading about SIM card in Cuba. In some websites talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day to have a Cuban SIM card. In other websites don't. What's the current situation? If I want to make local calls (...
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Can an Australian fly from the US to Cuba?

Is it possible to get a direct flight from USA to Cuba if you're not a citizen of either country? I know that to fly out of the US you need to have applied for a Visa which you then pay for and pick ...
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I am a US Citizen that also has Israeli citizenship. Can I leave the US on my American passport and enter Cuba on my Israeli passport? [duplicate]

I am hoping to visit Cuba in May direct from Miami. I am a US citizen that would leave Miami on my American passport, but when arriving to Cuba, I would show my Israeli passport. Is this a possibility?...
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Cuban ferry services to other countries

Are there any sail/ferry services that (in the case of sailing, don't require you to be a crew member) will take you to and from Cuba to the various islands and countries around Cuba. A few of the ...
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Do (non-US) Maestro cards work in Cuba?

I have a Maestro debit card issued by a European bank. Will I be able to use it to withdraw cash from ATMs and banks in Cuba?
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Travel to Cuba via the US after June 2019 (Non-US Citizen)

I'm hoping to visit Cuba for a few days during my trip to the US. I'll be staying in Tampa, so a direct flight to Havana is possible, and probably the cheapest option. I've read about the travel ...
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Will traveling to Cuba reset my ESTA? [closed]

Will I be allowed back into the US if I go from Canada to Chicago (26 September), back to Canada and then Canada to Cuba (29 October to 5 November) back to Canada and then Canada to New York (28th ...