Tourist travel to Cuba: Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time

OFAC issues a warning to travel agencies and American tourists looking to use the Obama administration’s unilateral concessions to the murderous Castro regime as an excuse to circumvent U.S. law.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Treasury Recognizes Cuba Travel Abuses

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has just released the following travel advisory:


ISSUED: July 25, 2011

SUBJECT: Travel to Cuba and People-to-People Groups

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is aware of misstatements in the media suggesting that U.S. foreign policy, as implemented by OFAC, now allows for virtually unrestricted group travel to Cuba by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Although OFAC amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (the “Regulations”), in January 2011 to expand licensing of travel to Cuba for certain specific purposes, the amended Regulations still contain significant travel restrictions.

Read more here.

Let’s hope Treasury takes action against those intentionally skirting the law.