Ugh. Here we go again. If you read our site regularly, you know that we’ve covered the shifting US policies on travel to Cuba. After the Obama administration substantially relaxed the restrictions for US citizens wanting to travel to Cuba, the current administration has offered new and more stringent requirements, often without any supporting guidance to travel providers, individual travelers, and travel advisors.
Until this week, it was still really easy to travel to Cuba, as long as you were traveling with a group tour, or on a cruise. Independent travel was pretty much impossible, unless you were visiting relatives in Cuba. This week, however, the Trump administration announced a “ban” on travel to Cuba, but without any real supporting information about what, exactly that means.
This isn’t the first time that a “ban” on travel has been announced, and in the past, once the supporting details were actually available, it turned out that the restrictions were something less than a complete ban on travel. And, this “travel ban” is no different. The Trump Administration hasn’t given us any real details about what exactly this means, so for those of us who are in the business of planning travel and advising travelers, we’re going to be left to sort it out over the coming weeks.
So, if you’re hoping to go to Cuba, what does this mean for you? Time will tell. But one thing is for certain—before you start making plans, reach out to a Verified Travel Advisor like Huckleberry Travel. It’s our job to stay on top of these developments, so that you’re not left with worthless travel plans that can’t be changed or refunded. We take care of our clients before, during and after their travel. We’ve been to Cuba, ourselves, and we know how incredible a Cuba visit can be. So, let us know how we can help you!