Abercrombie & Kent canceled its Cuba program for U.S. travelers after reviewing a government advisory clarifying new regulations for Cuba travel.
The advisory, issued on July 25 by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, cautioned that while some regulations have expanded, “the amended regulations still contain significant travel restrictions.”
OFAC said that licenses are granted only to “people-to-people groups that certify that all participants will have a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities between the travelers and Cubans.”
A&K said it is in the process of contacting travel agents and their clients to inform them of the program’s cancellation.
A&K announced its Cuba program on July 19 and suspended it on Aug. 1 to review OFAC's clarification. A&K had planned to offer six Cuba trips this year.
The U.K.-based operator has offered non-Americans custom and group tours in Cuba for five years.