Travelling to Cuba from the USA from 9 November – new rules – Cuba – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

Support for the Cuban People: The new rules are something like this:

The new regulations will also raise the bar for Americans traveling under the support-for-the-Cuban-people category. They must engage in a full-time schedule of activities that “support contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence.” Eating at a private restaurant or other interactions with Cuba’s self-employed sector won’t be enough to qualify for this type of travel, according to the regulations. -Miami Herald

Not that they may ever be enforced but an itinerary that includes visits to charities like churches, visits to farms to discuss agriculture and animal husbandry practices and to museums and local clinics will fill out your schedule. A donation to a church, a purchase of a hand rolled cigar, a sugar cane, a jar of local honey, local coffee beans, a horse riding excursion, using private restaurants, local guides and casas where you engage with the owners and staff will go a long way towards compliance. And add:

Engage Cubans and record your survey, photos, donations, purchases of local products, local casas, local guides, farms, markets, and anything else you engage Cubans in discussion about changes to their lives through private enterprise.

Marco Rubio would be proud of you.

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