Permits and Visas for US citizens

Obtaining a permit from the Treasury . . .
Plan to begin the process a minimum of two months before your departure. Because you need the permit in hand to book your tickets, we recommend you start 3 months in advance (i.e., August 4)

The specific visa needed is the § 515.564(b).

Details can be found in Section IV of the Comprehensive Guidelines for License Applications to Engage in Travel-Related Transactions Involving Cuba.

To obtain the permit you’ll need to submit an application that includes the following:

  1. A letter to the Office of Foreign Assets Control-U.S. Department of Treasury (OFAC). We have designed a template letter to make your life easier. Feel free to use the ThatCampCaribe logo as letterhead if you don’t have access to one. Don’t forget to mention you have been accepted to participate in THATCamp Caribe 2.
  2. A copy of your CV.

You can either mail your application to,

Licensing Division
Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20220

…or use their online application.

For questions or clarification contact the division directly at: 202/622-2480

PLEASE NOTE: This information applies to United States citizens affiliated with universities, libraries, or other sponsoring institutions. Independent scholars or other independent attendees interested in attending THATCamp Caribe2 should contact us as soon as possible at gro.e1498746150taive1498746150dhp@s1498746150groeb1498746150irac1498746150.

Medical insurance…
To enter Cuba proof of travel medical insurance *may be* required from a recognized carrier. The following is a list of United States insurance companies recognized in Cuba:

* AIR AMBULANCE PROFESSIONALS
* EUROP ASSISTANCE INTERNATIONAL (LOS ANGELES)
* MEDEX
* MERCURY INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
* MONDIAL ASSISTANCE
* MONEY GRAM
* NATIONAL JETS
* NATIONAL AIR AMBULANCE
* ON-CALL INTERNATIONAL (IAG)
* USA ASSIST-DEMOCRACY CENTER
* WORLD NET
* WORLDWIDE ASSISTANCE SERVICES (WASHINGTON)

www.conexioncubana.net/index.php/viaje/637-poliza-de-seguro-medico-para-viajar-a-cuba (Spanish only)

Cuban visa…
Once you arrive in Cuba you will have to purchase a relatively inexpensive visa at the airport.

Getting a flight from the United States . . .
We recommend you use the Marazul travel agency to book your flight
marazul.com/

Please visit the accommodations and travel tips page on the THATCamp Caribe2 website for further details.

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