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Asked by Anonymous

So I want to go to Cuba. What are the rules with that? Will my government arrest me for traveling?

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not allowed to travel to Cuba, unless they have special permission from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the Department of the Treasury. OFAC does not grant permission for tourist travel to Cuba.

The travel restriction also includes travel to Cuba from or through a third country, such as Mexico or Canada. 

Travelers who fail to comply with the regulations could face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the United States.

Learn more about travel restrictions to Cuba.