Tampa International Airport is your ideal gateway to Cuba with award winning facilities and nonstop flights from destinations throughout the United States.

There is a common perception that travel to Cuba is confusing and complicated. It doesn’t have to be.

The first step is to determine the nature of your travel. There are currently ten different categories for travel from the United States to Cuba. Identifying which one best describes your travel intentions can take a lot of the guess work out of the process.

Once you have identified your reason for visiting Cuba, you can determine if you will need a general or specific license.

Some travel requires specific licenses from Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This occurs when the proposed travel is not covered by a general license.

Click on the pictures above for information on how to apply for a general or specific license.

Travel guidelines, licensing, and policies can change with limited notice. It is important to check OFAC and other agencies linked on this website for the latest requirements for travel to Cuba.

You will have to contact a Travel Service Provider (TSP) to purchase a plane ticket. OFAC provides a list of authorized TSPs here.

Two companies operate convenient flights from Tampa to Cuba. For more information visit ABC Charters and Cuba Travel Services .


Policy and procedures regarding Cuba are subject to change. Make sure you are constantly monitoring travel requirements leading up to your travel date. It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary documentation and requirements are in accordance with U.S. policies.