New regulations by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding legal travel to Cuba were released in July that contain a number of new guidelines and directives for organizations that are licensed to provide travel to Cuba, including Global Exchange.
While these new regulations are leaving people confused and unclear about what this means for future educational travel to Cuba, Global Exchange along with many other organizations are thoroughly reviewing the regulations so as to be in compliance.
This Los Angeles Times piece puts together all the recent information, which still leaves travelers with big question marks for their future educational travel to Cuba plans.
Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press also offers us a critical look at the challenges that may lie ahead despite the few positive changes that have come in the last year.
At Global Exchange we continue to review these new regulations, so check the Cuba section of our website for updated details. Please feel welcome to contact us should you have questions, since we do retain our authorization as a Travel Service Provider to Cuba and can arrange travel for travelers under the General License or under a People-to-People license.
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