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Have any Americans on here traveled to Cuba through Europe?

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11 hours ago, kaffeemitmilch said:

It's also a ban on spending money in Cuba without the permission of the Treasury Department.. And, there is no difference if you go from the US or another country. Spending money there without a license is illegal. That's what they can get you for, and yes by they I mean the US. Nobody else gives a hang.

Aye, but how will they ever know or prove it? There will be no record in your passport, you will dispose of all receipts, and any knick-knacks were bought in, uh, Mexico. If your conscious won't let you break Uncle Sam's solemn strictures, well...

 

Really, no one is prosecuted for simply visiting and 'theoretically' buying horse rides, ham sandwiches, cigars, rum or prostitutes (part of the real reason Cuba is popular). Thousands of Americans travel to Cuba every year without (Homeland) incident. The Cuban side really doesn't care, they're happy to have tourists bringing cash in. 

 

American cash cards don't work, so you need to bring in cold hard cash. American dollars have a worse exchange rate (even on the black market), but Mexican pesos, Canadian dollars, pounds or euros can be transferred for the transferable peso.

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On 11/23/2018, 10:46:25, alderhill said:

Aye, but how will they ever know or prove it? There will be no record in your passport, you will dispose of all receipts, and any knick-knacks were bought in, uh, Mexico. If your conscious won't let you break Uncle Sam's solemn strictures, well...

 

Really, no one is prosecuted for simply visiting and 'theoretically' buying horse rides, ham sandwiches, cigars, rum or prostitutes (part of the real reason Cuba is popular). Thousands of Americans travel to Cuba every year without (Homeland) incident. The Cuban side really doesn't care, they're happy to have tourists bringing cash in. 

 

American cash cards don't work, so you need to bring in cold hard cash. American dollars have a worse exchange rate (even on the black market), but Mexican pesos, Canadian dollars, pounds or euros can be transferred for the transferable peso.

 

I agree... so like I said, the only things to watch out for are marks in your passport and things in your suitcase :)

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