14 Traveling to Cuba: An American Perspective

Looking Ahead

What to Expect in the Future

Restrictions and regulations, along with the general experience of traveling to Cuba, are expected to change significantly in the months and years to come as more Americans make the trip.


  • The Federal Aviation Administration and Cuban aviation authorities are working together to reestablish American commercial airline traffic, which will make flights less expensive and more convenient.

Forms of Payment Accepted

  • As travel restrictions continue to ease and the influx of American tourism continues to increase, it is possible that more establishments will begin to offer a way to accept other forms of payment such as credit cards.

Cuba is bracing for as many as 10 million American tourists per year. In 2014 Cuba received 700,000 U.S. tourists.


  • As restrictions continue to ease and more Americans visit Cuba, technology will change and improve even further. As the demand for WiFi and easier telecommunication between the U.S. and Cuba continues to increase, we should hopefully see roaming services made available for U.S. phone providers, and also see an increase in WiFi availability throughout Cuba.

Import Restrictions

  • At this point, nothing indicates that this will change in the near or distant future.

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