After the flexibilization of the relationship between both countries, citizens and residents of the United States interested in traveling to Cuba, who do not have a specific license granted by the Office for Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) of the Treasury Department, can apply to one of the following categories authorized by the US government:
1. To visit a close member of one's own family or of the person with whom one shares one's home.
2. To serve the government of the United States, the government of another country or an intergovernmental organization.
3. To carry out press activities, whether it be as a journalist (full time or independently) or as technical- or help staff.
4. To carry out professional research or participating in professional events unrelated with the promotion of tourism in Cuba.
5. To participate in educational activities not connected with the obtaining of an academic title.
6. To participate in religious activities in the name of religious organizations located in the United States.
7. To participate in presentations, workshops and sports competitions among amateurs, semi-professionals or of another sort.
8. To provide support to the Cuban people by means of individuals or non-governmental organizations that seek to strengthen civil society
9. To carry out humanitarian projects designed to benefit directly the Cuban people: medical-, environmental-, agricultural projects, among others.
10. To collect information related with Cuba for non-commercial ends in the name of private foundations or educational institutions.
11. To export, import or transmit information or informational material.
12. To carry out market research, commercial marketing efforts, sales and delivery negotiation accompanied by services or articles in Cuba.
For further information: ww.treasury.gov/ofac.org »