Category 2 – High Risk: The entire country of Cuba
All faculty and students wishing to engage in professional or academic activities in Cuba should work directly with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to secure the necessary documentation for travel. For more information, visit UT’s Travel to Cuba page.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has authorized all accredited U.S. academic institutions, including the University of Texas at Austin, to engage in certain academic-related travel in Cuba. As of January 2016, all faculty, staff and students wishing to engage in professional or academic activities in Cuba should review the regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to ascertain as to whether their desired travel falls under the General Licensure.
General licenses are self-executing, but require documentation explaining why the license was utilized. Cuban visa information may be obtained by calling 202-797-8518.
- U.S. Department of Treasury - FAQ Related to Cuba
- U.S. Department of Treasury - Resource Center
- U.S. Embassy in Cuba - Traveling to Cuba
- Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Amendment
- OSAC 2017 Crime & Safety Report
Updated September 07, 2017
Links to International News Sources
The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of the UT-Austin International Oversight Committee. We realize that some areas of the world present heightened health, safety, and security risks, and so the resources above are provided to help UT travelers make informed decisions regarding their international travel.