Q:

Traveling to Cuba: Religious and Educational Tours

I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba, and I’ve heard the government has eased travel restrictions. How do I do it legally?

Oct 16, 2012
Outside
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Havana's Necropolis Cristobal Colón.    Photo:Tupungato/Shutterstock

A:

The religious group Friends in Cuba sends work groups to build and repair Quaker meeting houses, and Global Exchange organizes week-long group educational trips. In either case, expect to work hard. These organizations are granted licenses by the federal government only because the trips they provide are true exchanges of ideas, aid, and labor—not leisurely vacations.

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