The same day the State Department downgraded Cuba’s travel advisory to Level 2, it also announced that the Havana embassy was resuming a full range of services for American citizens.
As of August 23, 2018 the U.S. Embassy in Havana resumed offering the full range of American Citizen Services including passport renewals, first time passport applications, notary services, authentication services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Cuba.
The U.S. Embassy resuming services and the State Department revising its travel advisory all in the same week will help Travel Planners get back on track with meeting and incentive planning in Havana for 2019 and beyond. “We are actively selling Havana to the MICE Market, and the State Department’s return of full American citizen services in Cuba can help all travelers feel as safe and confident here as they would anywhere in the world” said Casey Lazar, Director of Group Sales at Cuba Incentive Travel Associates (CITA).
CITA is the only Cuba DMC focused exclusively on incentive quality group travel to Cuba for the U.S. MICE industry. Together, our U.S. staff and Havana partners deliver high quality, turnkey programs providing authentic Cuban experiences.