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Cuba, how or can i get their being an american citizen

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1. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

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i would love to go for a visit at the end of my tour of south america has any americans or anyone know if it is at all possible for a us citizen to enter cuba. i have heard that they just dont stamp your passport, is this true?

2. Posted by Cesar Omar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Yes, You can come into Cuba without to be stamped.
If you need more information Visit www.cuba.freeuk.com
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Best regards.
César

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3. Posted by Jorgeguide (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Hi Tyler:
As I guess you are aware of the restrictions imposed to travel to Cuba by the US Government (check OFAC site for more) I am only sharing here what a lot of my friends from the States (from coast to coast) have been doing during the last 15 years. Cuba’s contribution is to issue a tourist card which will be your entrance tourist visa. So no Cuban stamp will remain in your passport upon leaving the island. Cuba is extremely safe for all kind of travelers including Americans which are also welcome as the average people distinguishes easily between the US Government wrong policies and the American people. You will need to change your USD into Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) suffering a reduction of 18-20% of your budget (as all foreign currencies have been devaluated in 10% when changed into CUC but the USD which receives a 10% extra tax penalty).

There are several gateways to come to Cuba from South America (or even from the States). So far Cancun, Mexico has proven to be the best (safer-easier) for Americans to visit Cuba. In fact, If I were you, I would visit Cuba first, before you start your South American tour. Why? Different reasons:
So far you can travel to Cancun, Mexico (back & forth) with your BC or DL combined with your own passport. But as far as I know, after December 2006, all Americans will have to travel to-from all destinations with their passports. When entering Cancun you will have your first entrance stamp. Then if coming to Cuba when you go back you would have a second entry stamp into Mexico (without a place where you stayed in between). So far the best way to avoid your second entry stamp in your passport is to bend a $20.00 bill in your passport and expect the Mexican immigration official not to do it. They also need the money. If you come to Cuba, then go to Mexico and from Mexico keep south to continue your South American tour you will be going back to the States long time after your Cuba visit and from a gateway not related to Cuba-Mexico travel. You will have so many stamps that it will be more difficult for any US official to really take note of your Mexico-Cuba-Mexico visits. Obviously you will not allow yourself into the temptations of bringing Cuban products (or souvenirs) to the States (not to raise any flags).

Well, there is more to think & talk about. I am leaving it right here. If you feel like staying in direct contact, do not hesitate to contact me at -snip-
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