CUBA, this new frontier in travel for Americans continues to evolve! CUBA, the largest island in the Caribbean, offers not only tropical scenery, but a rich culture and fascinating history. Cuba’s capital city, the infamous Havana, with its colorful, classic 1950s style cars and art nouveau Spanish colonial architecture gives Havana a distinct look and feel as if you have stepped back in time.
There’s a true blending of cultures represented on this island of CUBA with roots from the Taíno indigenous people, and a significant influence from Spanish and African cultures. Today, Cuba exhibits its varied heritage with a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and chefs—all contributing to the creative landscape of Cuba. You are now able to take advantage of several exciting new opportunities to travel to Cuba on People-to-People educational tours. Expect to experience Cuba through personal interactions with locals which is a truly unique travel experience.
The news comes just a few months after JetBlue became the first U.S. commercial airline to fly a scheduled flight to Cuba in more than half a century. American Airlines followed soon after.But what’s most exciting about Southwest’s announcement is that flights are starting for as low as $59 each way. The airline said that in honor of its new service, the special low fare is available for travel between Nov. 13 and April 24, 2017. Customers need to book their flights before Nov. 20, and 14-days advance purchase is required.
Source: Southwest Airlines Is Making It Easier (And Cheaper) To Fly To Cuba | Huffington Post
Travel to Cuba Requirements- the basics:
Every American Traveler must have a U.S. Passport that is valid up to, at minimum, 6 months from their scheduled return date.
Tourist Visa is Required: Although “Tourist” activities in Cuba remain prohibited by U.S. Laws for U.S. citizens, there are 12 categories of travel that are authorized as doable for visiting Cuba;
- Visiting family
- Humanitarian projects or to provide support to the Cuban people
- Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
- Journalistic activities
- Professional research
- Educational activities by persons at academic institutions
- People-to-people “educational exchange” travel
- Religious activities
- Public performance, clinics, workshops, athletic or other competitions and exhibitions
- Authorization to provide travel services, carrier services and remittance forwarding services
- Activities of private foundations, research or educational institutes
- Exportation of certain Internet-based services
For all specific requirements for traveling to Cuba, more information and updates, please visit the following websites:
United States Department of State: International Travel
United States Embassy in Cuba
Very informative FAQ page from website: Cuba Travel Services
A few other Airlines currently authorized to provide Cuba flight services:
American Airlines — Delta Airlines — JetBlue Airlines
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