Support Of The Cuba People: Regulation Explained
KEEP CALM AND GO TO CUBA, it's still legal!
We at OUT IN CUBA have made some adjustments to our tours and legally operate under The Support of the Cuban People (SCP) general licence, one of the 11 categories that remains legal.Below is alot of text that we hope helps you understand what we do and why we do it well. Call us to talk Cuba and is you have any questions:
Most People plan trips under The Support of the Cuban People category:Under this category you must adhere to a full-time schedule of activities that support the Cuban People
1) Activities that can range from eating in a privately owned restaurant, to visiting local artists, to spending money in locally owned businesses,to staying in Casa Particulars. We can and do arrange all of the above for you.
2) You keep all your records of your travels for 5 Years
3) We will include alot of insider recommendations and hidden gems ,plus all of the stuff you already wanted to do and see in Cuba, all while adhering to the requirements of Support of the Cuban People. Basically we do not use any government owned businesses during your time in Cuba. We help support four Cuban tour guides and their families.
A) We arrange custom independent travel in Cuba
B) A traveler is required to provide support of the Cuban people and promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba.
C) Some Activities:
Meeting with local business people, artists, and people who own their own businesses.
Explore independent museums and there are many thru out Cuba
Dance Classes both popular and folkloric
Meeting and engaging with musicians at a show
Discuss Cuban Society with locals
Stay with us in locals Casa Particulars
Support and engage with local businesses and independent entrepreneurs like artists,musicians,food vendors, filmmakers,etc. Whatever your interests,you can find a way to Support the Cuban people.
D) Eat at privately owned cafes and restaurants
E) Avoid transactions at military owned businesses
F) All of our guests travel easily under this category and we make it very easy for you. Just ask us.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is based on industry practices and standard interpretations of OFAC rules and does not constitute legal advice. For more information call OFAC at 202-622-2480