Some travel restrictions between the US and Cuba have been relaxed with the October 17, 2016 changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR).  Despite this easing, travel to Cuba continues to be highly regulated for US Citizens, US permanent residents (green card holders), and foreign nationals within the US.  On the other hand, Cubans are eligible for most standard US immigration options.  In practice the history of US-Cuba relations, and the availability of special immigration relief for Cubans who reach the US, creates distinctive challenges for Cuban travel to the US.  For more information, please see our advisory.