Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

Trump Administration Imposes New Restrictions on Travel to Cuba


By:  Michael T. Gershberg, Justin A. Schenck, Avani Uppalapati

On June 4, 2019, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR), and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) also announced amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) restricting Cuba travel in furtherance of President Trump's foreign policy on Cuba.  Effective June 5, 2019, U.S. persons will no longer be able to travel to Cuba for group people-to-people educational purposes, and U.S. passenger and recreational vehicles and private aircraft (including cruise ships) will no longer be able to travel to Cuba.  These changes are made in furtherance of the 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum outlining a general policy of tightening sanctions on Cuba.

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