Your Cuba Service Program
On December 27, 2021, the US government lowered the Cuba travel advisory to Level 2 (a 4-point scale with 1 being the best.) Travel to Cuba for tourist activities remains prohibited by statute; however, traveling with Global Volunteers on a group people-to-people program is permitted. This travel to Cuba requires a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, promote their independence from Cuban authorities, and support civil society. Your one-on-one work with the Cuban people results in meaningful interactions and gives you a unique “non-tourist” perspective of modern-day Cuba.
Current U.S. sanctions blocking assets and restricting trade in Cuba permit American flights into Havana only – which enable volunteers to serve in the capital city through the Cuban Council of Churches (CIC), a private nongovernmental organization. However our work in Ciego de Ávila remains suspended until flights to Santa Clara are restored. We continually monitor developments in travel from the U.S. to Cuba in order to restore programs in Ciego de Ávila.