Cuba to Miami?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 5:47 PM Last Post By: patriciaeastbay
Nov 14, 2012 8:54 AM
Nov 14, 2012 10:58 AM
1Yes, if you are a US resident as the OFAC regs apply to US citizens and residents. What country issued your passport makes no difference.
No, if you are neither a US Citizen or resident.
BTW, Cuba does not stamp any passports unless you specifically request.
Also, every day 7 or 8 planeloads of people arrive in Miami on flights direct from Cuba. They all are traveling to/from Cuba legally. So it certainly is not an unusual occurrence.
Nov 14, 2012 11:53 AM
2To add - I have a UK passport full of Cuban business visas and have travelled to Miami many times without problem,
You can't take any Cuban products with you.
Nov 15, 2012 8:25 AM
3Bobmichaels, what trouble will a US resident get in if they arrive from Cuba? We haven't heard about enforcement for years. I think the way your answer is worded perpetuates the myth that some trouble ensues. So many US residents believe they "can't" go; that there is some horrible fate awaiting them if they do - I think it's best that we try to dispel that myth as much as possible.
Nov 15, 2012 9:41 AM
4Patricia: sorry as I certainly did not mean to perpetuate that myth. Actually, I seldom consider it as I travel via OFAC license. I did assume the OP was going to honestly answer the questions about where they had been. I have no clue what Border and Customs Patrol does when a US citizen or resident replies they have been to Cuba but have no license to do so.
I just wanted the OP to not be in the situation if they were a US resident but with foreign passport and not realize their trip to Cuba was not in accordance with regulations (enforced or not).
Nov 15, 2012 4:34 PM
5There is nothing wrong with what Bob said. While I agree that the OFAC has decided for unspecified reasons not to enforce the restrictions on ordinary tourist travel, the restrictions have not been repealed and still exist. That is a fact, not a myth. Unlicensed travelers need to remember that in deciding what to say when returning from an unlicensed trip.
Nov 15, 2012 5:47 PM
6Apologies if it was perhaps too harsh how I wrote it? I know that travel by a US resident is illegal and travelers should be aware of this. I just want to stop hearing about this stamp problem and to stop hearing from people (not on this forum obviously) that they "can't go, when in fact they can and should.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$289.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$101.32 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$238.67 per night