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Cuba: Important news for US boats interested in cruising to Cuba

By Sue Richards last modified Nov 09, 2017 10:38 AM
OFAC has issued new regulations which come into effect today Nov 9, 2017 concerning the travel by American citizens to Cuba. Whilst the US government is tightening their economic embargo on Cuba, the new regulations will not prevent yachts from travelling from the United States to Cuba.

Published: 2017-11-09 00:00:00
Countries: Cuba , USA

Important news for all those US boaters interested in cruising to Cuba.

The new OFAC regulations provide much needed clarification of the the rules governing the travel by American citizens to Cuba.

Whilst travelling to Cuba is still possible, most importantly for cruisers there is a list of prohibited marinas for boaters. Fortunately however, the list does not include Marina Hemingway in Havana, Marina Cayo Guillermo, Marina Darsena in Varadero, Marina Cienfuegos and Marina Punta Gorda in Santiago de Cuba.

MARINAS (on the Prohibited list)

 

  • Marina Gaviota Cabo de San Antonio (Pinar del Rio)
  • Marina Gaviota Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey)
  • Marina Gaviota Las Brujas (Cayos de Villa Clara)
  • Marina Gaviota Puerto Vita (Holguín)
  • Marina Gaviota Varadero (Varadero)

 

The exact regulations prohibit Americans from doing business at the marinas on the list (i.e. paying money to berth there).

Link to the OFAC rules.

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