Today is your Last Chance to Visit Cuba (Booking Deadline)
I actually hadn’t realized this was today until I got an email today from the tour company I went to Cuba with a couple of years ago, Travendly.
Today (June 4, 2019) the Treasury Department released a statement regarding new travel restrictions to Cuba for U.S. citizens. Amongst these new changes will be the termination of “people to people” educational tours which, unfortunately, affects our trips. Since 2015 we have run over 50 successful, legal tours to Cuba under the “people to people” educational license, bringing together U.S. young professionals with the people of Cuba. We are deeply saddened to hear this news but there is one last opportunity for you to visit Cuba with us before we have to stop our trips indefinitely.
The new law takes effect tomorrow (June 5, 2019) so if you purchase our tour today (June 4, 2019) you will be grandfathered into our legal “people to people” trip! Further, we are offering a grace period; if you book our Cuba trip today and are unable to make the trip, we are offering free cancellation within 48 hours of booking.
For a brief window in 2016-2017, you could travel freely and easily yourself. I was super excited and booked my trip.
In November 2017, Trump announced new restrictions on travel to Cuba, reversing the course Obama had us on for open and free visits to Cuba. And before that I’d written about how Trump was *likely* to announce such restrictions.
Before that, following my amazing experience in Cuba in early 2016, just before the easing of the former restrictions, I wrote a Top Ten list of advice for your trip to Cuba.
So, if you have been thinking about such a trip, you’d better book today.
I do recommend Travendly but if you aren’t NYC based, pick whatever tour company works for you. Just do it.
Will you go to Cuba? Have you been?
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