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Qualifications

To Travel To Cuba



Public Performances, Athletic/Non-Athletic Competitions, and Exhibitions

Organizations may request a specific license for public performances, athletic or non-athletic competitions, and exhibitions in Cuba.

Individuals may travel to Cuba under the auspices of an organization granted a specific license, without the individuals' having to apply for a specific license on their own.

Individuals may also request a specific license on their own for these activities.

These activities are:

  • Participation in public performances, non-athletic competitions, or exhibitions in Cuba, provided that:
    • the event is open for attendance, and in relevant situations participation, by the Cuban public; and
    • all U.S. profits from the event after costs are donated to an independent nongovernmental organization in Cuba or a U.S.-based charity, with the objective, to the extent possible, of promoting people-to-people contacts or otherwise benefiting the Cuban people.
  • Participation in athletic competitions, provided that:
    • For athletic competitions in Cuba by amateur or semi-professional athletes or athletic teams
      • the athletic competition must be held under the auspices of the international sports federation for the relevant sport;
      • the U.S. participants in the athletic competition must be selected by the U.S. federation for the relevant sport; and
      • the event is open for attendance, and in relevant situations participation, by the Cuban public.
    • For athletic competitions in Cuba by non-amateurs or semi-professional athletes or athletic teams
      • the event is open for attendance, and in relevant situations participation, by the Cuban public; and
      • all U.S. profits from the event after costs are donated to an independent nongovernmental organization in Cuba or a U.S.-based charity, with the objective, to the extent possible, of promoting people-to-people contacts or otherwise benefiting the Cuban people.

To obtain a specific license, application must be made to OFAC.

For more information, see the official U.S. regulations regarding travel to Cuba (the Cuban Assets Control Regulations — 31 C.F.R. Part 515), available at www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/.

To Engage In Travel-Related Transactions To Cuba:

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