On December 10, 2015 a new gateway flight to travel to Cuba from Turks and Caicos will be available on InterCaribbean Airways. The flight will transport travelers into Santiago de Cuba (SCU) from December 10 to March 12 2016 from Thursdays to Saturdays, departing at 4 p.m. from Turks and Caicos and arriving at 4:10 p.m. in Cuba. There is an hour time difference between Turks and Caicos and Cuba.

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Flights will leave from Turks and Caicos on December 11, 2015 to March 12, 2016, from Mondays to Fridays, leaving at 9:10 a.m. and arriving at 11:20 a.m., however there is an hour time difference between the two locations.

While Americans cannot travel to Cuba directly to vacation, they can visit the island (and book a charter flight or go by sea from America and get into to Cuba) if they fall under one of 12 categories.

Here are the reasons that Americans can fly to Cuba:

  • To get credits for school
  • For journalistic reasons
  • Religious purposes
  • Professional research
  • Competitions
  • Workshops
  • Public performances
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Exports/imports
  • Private foundation work
  • Educational institute work
  • Transmitting information or information materials

Visit the State Department and the Office of Foreign Assets Control for more information related to visiting Cuba if you are an American.