We work with a number of trusted partners in Cuba as well as here in the U.S. to create O.F.A.C. approved meaningful activities for our travel groups. We have "boots on the ground" in Cuba allowing us to remain effective in dealing with changes that may occur during travel.

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Traveling Legally to Cuba

Despite an ongoing U.S. embargo on Cuba, there remain a variety of opportunities for legal travel. Tourist and individual travel is prohibited, since new rules were issued by OFAC last year on June 16, 2017. Only group travel is allowed (3 or more persons) within the people-to-people General License. We prepare our itineraries in accordance with regulations, while providing our travelers customized options and places to go, people to interact with and experiences to enjoy while in Cuba.

View O.F.A.C. Authorization Letter for Eco Cuba Outings

Eco Cuba Outings creates educational people-to-people group trips to Cuba which facilitate exchanges of ideas with the Cuban people. OFAC regulations state “Travelers utilizing this travel authorization must maintain a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that are intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities, and that will result in meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba." During our customized trips, travelers will be engaged in a full-time schedule of educational activities which comply with O.F.A.C. regulations and result in meaningful exchanges with the Cuban people.

                         Categories of Legal Travel

Here is the list of O.F.A.C.- approved categories:
  1. Family Visits
  2. Official business of the U.S./foreign governments, and intergovernmental organizations
  3. Journalistic activities
  4. Professional research and professional meetings
  5. Educational activities
  6. Religious activities
  7. Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions
  8. Support for the Cuban people
  9. Humanitarian activities
10. Activities of private foundations or research/educational institutes
11. Exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials
12. Certain authorized export transactions