Wednesday, March 9, 2011

OFAC Regulations for People to People Travel

(b) Specific licenses. Specific licenses
may be issued on a case-by-case basis
authorizing the travel-related
transactions set forth in § 515.560(c) and
other transactions directly incident to:

(1) An individual’s educational
activities of the types described in
paragraphs (a)(2) through (a)(4) of this
section but not authorized by the
general license contained in paragraph
(a) of this section;

(2) Educational exchanges not 
involving academic study pursuant to a
degree program when those exchanges
take place under the auspices of an
organization that sponsors and
organizes such programs to promote
people-to-people contact

§ 515.570 Remittances

[General license]

(b) Periodic $500 remittances 
authorized. Persons subject to the
jurisdiction of the United States are
authorized to make remittances to
Cuban nationals, including, but not
limited to, remittances to support the
development of private businesses,
provided that:
(1) The remitter’s total remittances
pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section
to any one Cuban national do not
exceed $500 in any consecutive three-
month period;

[The above provision will allow  indirect follow-up support to institutions visited via publicly reported donations to responsible staff. Direct institutional support requires a  specific license, see below, and is limited to non-governmental entities.]

(g) Specific licenses. Specific licenses
may be issued on a case-by-case basis
authorizing the following:
(1) Remittances by persons subject to
U.S. jurisdiction to independent non-
governmental entities in Cuba,
including but not limited to pro-
democracy groups and civil society
groups, and to members of such groups
or organizations, or to individuals or
independent non-governmental entities
to support the development of private
businesses, including small farms


  1. I would like to see the prices on air flights to Cuba (round-trip) fall to affordable limits.

  2. Indeed! The charter companies know they have something that people want and so, in the true spirit of capitalism, they are pricing the flights high.

  3. I am offering P2P packages starting at $1995 for 5 days and 4 nights. Tampa Bay-Cuba People to People Outreach