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Cuba Travel Delegation Schedule

In May 2005, the Bush administration made it harder to travel to Cuba by phasing out many academic, religious, and other programs which provided opportunities for people from the U.S. to legally travel to Cuba.

Witness for Peace's delegation program is one of the programs affected by these new regulations. Our Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) license to legally bring delegations to Cuba expired on April 30, 2005 and our application for a new license was denied.

Cuba remains the only country in the world that U.S. citizens are forbidden to travel to. This is not only a violation of our freedom to travel, but also impinges on freedom of religious groups and the free exchange of information and ideas through academic exchanges.

This is also an assault on the Cuban family. Now, Cubans living in the U.S. are only permitted to visit their family members in Cuba once every three years and new changes in regulations also limit the amount of remittances they are able to bring to family in Cuba. Most upsetting is that there are no exceptions to these regulations, even in case of family emergencies.

For More Information:

Contact the Witness Cuba Working Group

Or download a fact sheet here: