American Citizens can now book flights to Cuba. The first airline is Havana Air and tickets can be purchased Online. In a few months there will be US commercial airline flights from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in over 50 years.

There are the 12 categories of permitted travel to Cuba and one of them is Professional research and professional meetings. Since IMTC CUBA 2016 falls into the professional meetings category every US Citizen registered to the conference is allowed to visit CUBA. A Visa Card will need to be purchased at the airport for US 75.00


  • Are there direct flights from the US to Havana:
    • Yes there are but they are not easy to find online (only Havana Air). We have engaged a Specialized Travel Agency, a company that arranges weekly, non-stop, direct public charter flights between the United States and Cuba from many US destinations. These are flights from many airlines including American Airlines, sold as “charters” to comply with US law. Once you register we will provide you with the contact person to book a flight. We have reserved 30 spaces in a flight from Miami to Havana on the 26 and returning on the 30.
  • Are there other ways to travel to Cuba?
    • Yes, if you are on the West Coast (or even Texas) is much cheaper to take a flight to Mexico and from Mexico to Cuba than to flight to Miami and then to Cuba.
  • Do I need a Visa to travel to Cuba?
    • Yes, but getting one couldn’t be more simple. It costs the equivalent of $75 USD to obtain a Visa for travel to Cuba and you can get one at the airport providing is a gateway offering service to Cuba.
  • Do I need special medical insurance to travel to Cuba?
    • Cuba requires non-U.S. medical insurance. There are travel agents who will sell you a temporary policy upon arrival at the Havana airport for a reasonable rate (roughly $3 USD per day). When traveling direct from the U.S. the price of your flight includes a Cuban health insurance policy (valued around $46).
  • Why are all the flights from the US to Havana sold online go through Mexico or Panama?
    • Because only “charter” flights are permitted to flight direct from the US. Commercial airlines such as Copa from Miami (through Panama City) or Interjet & Aeromexico (through Cancun  or Mexico City) offer one-stop flights which are long (because of the layovers) but maybe cheaper.


More than +50 airlines travel to Cuba with scheduled flights; you can find many deals online unless you are flying from the US. This is a recent list of all the airlines arriving in Cuba:

Aeroflot (SU)
Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation.

Aerogaviota is the youngest airline of Cuba. The airline is operated by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cuba. It provides flights to the main resort-islands surrounding mainland Cuba, as well as regional flights to Jamaica, etc.

Aeroméxico (AM)
Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as Aeroméxico, is an airline in Mexico based in Mexico City. Is the second largest airline in México.

Air Canada (AC)
Air Canada is Canada’s flag air carrier, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.

Air Europa (UX)
Air Europa, an airline based in Luccmajor, Majorca, Spain

Air France (AF)
One of the world’s largest airlines and a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance

Air New Zealand (NZ)
Air New Zealand Limited (NZ) is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand, based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Air Transat (TS)
The Canadian airline Air Transat is based in Montreal.

Avianca (AV)
Avianca S.A. was the flag carrier airline of Colombia, but was bought by a Brazilian Investor and it is now also one of the major Brazilian airlines. It is headquartered in Bogotá, D.C.

Blue Panorama (BV)
Blue Panorama Airlines is an airline based in Rome, Italy.

Cayman Airways (KX)
Cayman Airways is an airline based in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and is the national carrier of the Cayman Islands.

COPA Airlines (CM)
Copa Airlines is the national airline of Panama based in Panama City.

Cubana de Aviacion (CU)
Cubana de Aviación S.A is the leading airline of Cuba.

Insel Air (7I)
Insel Air is an airline based in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Interjet is a Mexican Airline offering flights to Cuba

KLM (KL) stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (usually called Royal Dutch Airlines) and is the flag carrier of the Netherlands, with Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam as home base.

Sunwing Airlines (WG)
The Canadian airline Sunwing Airlines Inc. offers mainly scheduled and charter flights between Canada and tourist resort destinations in the Caribbean, such as Cuba.

Virgin Atlantic (VS)
Follow the path of a major British success story. From their first leased jumbo, to the UK’s second largest long haul airline, Virgin Atlantic has come a long way.

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