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Cuba

A Letter from Frontiers President, Mike Fitzgerald

Many of our U.S. customers have contacted our company about fishing travel to Cuba.  As the entire angling community knows, President Barrack Obama announced a set of diplomatic and economic changes to chart a new course in U.S. relations with Cuba, and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. These measures will facilitate travel to Cuba for authorized purposes. 

We have been watching Cuba for many years. Frontiers has certainly done our due diligence prior to these announcements and since these regulations have eased. We have spoken directly to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and to its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), we had discussions with other U.S. and international booking agents, had meetings with current outfitters in Cuba, and have spoken at length to international operators considering the country to better develop the fishing programs in Cuba. 

We want to state emphatically that even with the changes implemented by the U.S. Government; general tourism to Cuba is still prohibited. OFAC has issued a warning to U.S. citizens and businesses that clearly states:

“TOUR PACKAGES FOR SCUBA DIVING, BICYCLING, HUNTING, FISHING, HIKING OR OTHER TOURIST TRAVEL IN CUBA ARE ILLEGAL.”

There are now 12 existing categories of approved travel, previously authorized by specific license which now will be authorized by general license, subject to appropriate conditions. This means that individuals who meet the conditions laid out in the regulations will not need to apply for a license to travel to Cuba.

These categories include:

A few points we want to make to our clients:

If you have any questions about Cuba or if you need clarification on any of the rules and policies, please give us a call at 1-800-245-1950 or email at info@frontierstravel.com, and we will do our very best to direct you accordingly.