The Trump Administration is dragging us into the past with the imposition of new restrictions on Americans who want to travel to Cuba.

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that the “people-to-people” category of legal travel to Cuba will be eliminated starting today, June 5, 2019.

These new policies are dead wrong.

We are working with our allies and legal advisors to overcome these policies, and the good news is that you can still travel to Cuba — legally — with Global Exchange. 

There are still several categories of legal travel to Cuba including university-sponsored study abroad trips, journalistic activity, professional research and meetings, support for the Cuban people, and others.

Please contact us if you have question about these categories and ways that you can continue to legally travel to Cuba with Global Exchange. Contact Drea Hightower, at 415-575-5527 or email

Global Exchange has worked to end the travel ban and embargo since 1990. We have organized legal travel and exchanges for tens of thousands of people over the last two decades and will continue to do so.

Join us now to travel to Cuba. Cuba is a fascinating and complex country with a unique history, rich culture, and beautiful people that you deserve to meet and interact with — in spite of Trump’s restrictions.

Please continue to check our website for the latest and most up-to-date information.

P.S. Tune in to KPFA tomorrow, June 6th at 7am Pacific Time to learn more about the travel restrictions released by the Trump Administration.