Licenses approved for ferry service between the US and Cuba
The U.S. Treasury Department approved licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba.
The following individuals may be transported between the United States and Cuba by a person that qualifies for the general license to provide carrier services via aircraft or that has received a specific license to provide carrier services via commercial passenger vessel:
- Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction who are traveling to/from Cuba pursuant to a general license under one of the 12 categories of travel listed in section 515.560 of the CACR or under a specific license from OFAC may be transported via aircraft or commercial passenger vessel between the United States and Cuba.
- Cuban nationals applying for admission to the United States, as well as third-country nationals, with a valid visa or other travel authorization issued by the U.S. government may be transported via aircraft or commercial passenger vessel to the United States from Cuba; Cuban nationals present in the United States in a non-immigrant status or pursuant to other non-immigrant travel authorization issued by the U.S. government may be transported via aircraft or commercial passenger vessel from the United States to Cuba. Cuban nationals who have taken up residence in the United States and are licensed as unblocked nationals pursuant to 31 C.F.R. 515.505(a)(1) are persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction and may be transported to Cuba if they meet the criteria set out in the first bullet above.
- An individual, including a foreign national, who is traveling on official business of the U.S. government, a foreign government, or an intergovernmental organization of which the United States is a member or in which the United States holds observer status – including an employee, contractor, or grantee of such government or intergovernmental organization and any individual traveling on a diplomatic passport – as well as any close relative accompanying the traveler may be transported via aircraft or commercial passenger vessel between the United States and Cuba.
Further details may be found by reading relevant notice.
Source: US Department of Treasury