Travelers must qualify for one of two licenses, or authorizations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), to travel to Cuba.
1) Specific licenses: Are issued only in certain cases to the traveler directly by OFAC. JetBlue customers will need to provide the specific license number at the time of booking.
2) General licenses: OFAC has authorized people to travel to Cuba under one of twelve “general license” categories. Individuals who meet the requirements of one of the twelve general license categories do not need to apply to OFAC.
For more information about general license categories, visit the OFAC FAQ page.
When you book a flight to Cuba on jetblue.com, you will be asked to select from one of these categories as a reason for travel:
a) I am a Cuban National and resident of Cuba
b) I have a specific license
Or one of the following twelve general licenses:
1) Educational activities, including people-to-people exchanges
2) Professional research and professional meetings
3) Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions and exhibitions
4) Religious activities
5) Humanitarian projects
6) Journalistic activities
7) Family visits
8) Activities in Cuba by private foundations, or research or educational institutes
9) Support for the Cuban people
10) Exportation, importation, or transmission of information technologies or materials
11) Certain authorized export transactions including agricultural and medical products, and tools, equipment and construction supplies for private use
12) Official business of the US government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
For information about recent changes to U.S. regulations on Cuba travel, see the OFAC FAQs. Customers should also continue to check www.treasury.gov and www.state.govfor additional information as it becomes available.