Cuba Trip Update

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In light of President Trump’s recent statement and directive reinstating travel restrictions to Cuba, we want to provide an update regarding the World Affairs Council November trip to Cuba. At this time, it does not appear that our program will be impacted.

The World Affairs Council partners with a registered travel company in the United States operating “people-to-people” educational programs that are currently allowed under the general license of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Under the revised travel policy, people-to-people educational programs will still take place between Cuba and the United States and our program was already designed as a people-to-people program. Until the new regulations are actually written, we won’t know for sure what additional licensing or paperwork might be required but will work with our partners to fulfill additional requirements as they are instituted.

For now, we continue to work with our partners in Cuba to ensure the success and safety of our group. Our current expectation is to move forward with the trip. We will certainly keep our community up to date of any new developments.

This trip will be held at an even more pivotal time in Cuba-U.S. relations and as general travel to the island nation is likely to become more difficult. We will have the opportunity to speak first hand to policymakers, the Havana mayor’s office, and “ordinary” Cubans about the impact of some of these changes.

There is still space available on the trip. Book today!