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
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
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: