Can Americans go to Cuba?


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Americans are allowed to travel to Cuba as long as they are part of a tour group that has been approved by the U.S. State Department. Approved tour companies are those that encourage “people to people” contact and focus on fostering cultural understanding among tourists.

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It is also possible for Americans to visit Cuba by flying to the country from an airport outside the United States, such as one in Canada, Mexico or the Bahamas. This is possible as long as each tourist is able to present a valid passport when entering Cuba. However, it can be risky since there is no U.S. Embassy in Cuba to provide help for citizens.

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