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Travel to Cuba
University of Connecticut faculty, staff and students may travel to Cuba for educational purposes under what is called a “general license.” Such travelers must carry a letter signed by Elizabeth Mahan, Associate Executive Director of the Office of Global Programs, indicating the destination in Cuba and duration of travel, and affirming that the purpose of the travel is consistent with the criteria established in 31 C.F.R. § 515.565(a).
Click here for a copy of the current regulations governing travel to Cuba.
Medical Insurance for Travel to Cuba
Since May 2010, tourists, foreigners with temporary residence in Cuba and Cubans living abroad who return to visit Cuba have been required to buy health insurance if they want to enter the country. (Diplomats and representatives of accredited international organizations are exempt from this regulation.) Under the measure, the insurance will be sold by foreign companies approved by the Cuban government or by Cuban firms at ports of entry to the island.