Yes, you can visit Cuba legally under one of 11 categories authorized by the US Department of the Treasury, although tourism in Cuba remains forbidden for Americans.

The 11 Categories authorized by OFAC are:

  • Family visit 
  • Humanitarian projects or to provide support to the Cuban people
  • Official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments and certain intergovernmental organizations
  • Journalistic activities
  • Professional research
  • Educational activities by persons at academic institutions
  • Religious activities
  • Public performance, clinics, workshops, athletic or other competitions and exhibitions
  • Authorization to provide travel services, carrier services and remittance forwarding services
  • Activities of private foundations, research or educational institutes
  • Exportation of certain Internet-based services
It's time to get closer. That is what we want to promote between U.S. Citizens and the Cuban people: to get closer exchanging with them our cultural roots and our believing of a better future for our two countries.