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Donald Trump’s Travel Policy Won’t Affect Superyacht Charters In Cuba

By Oliver Pearson   20 June 2017

Whilst the new president recently laid out a series of restrictions for US citizens keen to travel to Cuba, the directive should pose no concerns for those visiting the Caribbean island on board a superyacht.

Though he Initially planned to reverse the more relaxed laws set out by former president Barack Obama, Donald Trump largely left the existing Cuba travel policy in its current state.

More specifically, it is still the case that visitors to Cuba have to conform to one of the 12 recognised exceptions which permit them to step on the mainland without violating the terms enforced by the historic embargo between the two countries.

In terms of yacht charter vacations which take place around the island, this means that guests can still acquire the necessary authorization by planning their vacation to satisfy one of the exceptions outlined by the US government.

The exception which is most commonly used to facilitate superyacht charters in Cuba is the one designated for ‘cultural and educational exchanges’.

Indeed, by creating an appropriate itinerary which conforms to the requirements of the law, guests will still be able to enjoy the exceptional cruising grounds on offer.

Compliant with the proposed changes in law, luxury yacht charters in Cuba should remain unaffected by president Trump’s travel plans

With all of this in mind, there’s still every reason to get inspired by the island and begin planning a unique summer getaway this year.

As a destination unlike any other, Cuba is the perfect place to discover with friends and family. Thanks to its iconic cigar and car culture- along with a number of highly regarded restaurants and bars- discerning travellers are able to effortlessly immerse themselves in island life.

To find out more about the best beaches and bays on offer around Cuba, be sure to read our feature on the 4 of the Best Spots In The Jardines del Rey.

In order to discuss the travel policy in greater detail, feel free to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in Cuba.


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