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US definition of "close relative" for family travel...LOL...

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US definition of "close relative" for family travel...LOL...

This is the actual US government definition of what you need to claim that "family travel" is the purpose of your trip. I love their definition of close relative.....


General licenses are granted to the following categories of travelers, who are permitted to spend money to travel to Cuba and to engage in other transactions directly incident to the purpose of their travel, without the need to obtain a specific license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): Persons visiting a close relative (any individual related to a person by blood, marriage, or adoption who is no more than three generations removed from that person or from a common ancestor with that person) who is a national of Cuba, and persons traveling with them who share a common dwelling as a family with them. There is no limit on the duration or frequency of such travel.

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1. Re: US definition of "close relative" for family travel...LOL...

Reading between the lines it actually says, "Just go. We don't give a crap anymore." ;-)



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2. Re: US definition of "close relative" for family travel...LOL...

Looks like everyone nowadays could be a potential family member, the guy working at the airport who looks just like your grandfather did, and even the neighborhood milkman's sister-in-law too. Times are a changin'. That's for sure.

3. Re: US definition of "close relative" for family travel...LOL...

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