Venture Aviation is now fully authorized to provide transportation to and from Cuba. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding travel requirements or if you wold like to start planning your visit.

Entry Requirements

Tourist travel to Cuba is not yet authorized by current U.S. law.  There are however, twelve categories of people who may visit Cuba without incurring a violation of the travel restrictions.  In all 12 existing categories of authorized travel, travel previously authorized by specific license 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 12 categories include: family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and certain authorized export transactions.

Via: U.S. Embassy in Havana | http://havana.usembassy.gov/travelling_cuba.html

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Passenger Considerations

US Regulations have changed recently, allowing more flexibility. That said, passengers cannot simply enter Cuba just because the aircraft can legally fly there. All crew and passengers must have a Cuban entry visa to enter Cuba, and must be participating in an itinerary that meets Treasury regulations, as specified above. If crew are simply waiting with the aircraft, or departing immediately, they do not require a visa as they are not entering Cuba. Cuban immigrations will recognize the crew and passengers as tourists as they enter Cuba, and as such, every crew or passenger entering Cuba must obtain Cuban tourist visas in advance. The process of applying for a visa can take 90-120 days.

Via: CubaHandling.com