We ask our travelers to tell of their experience passing through border security on their return to the U.S. after visiting Cuba. The comments below are from real travelers who have visited Cuba. Were they asked questions by the immigration official, and if so, which questions? Were they asked to show paperwork? What was the reaction by the immigration official?

When returning to the U.S. you need to have your trip itinerary, travel affidavit, trip diary, and know the name of the license category of your legal trip to Cuba. See more about how to make a legal trip to Cuba

Comments by Travelers Returning to the US from Cuba

Date of return: Jan 09, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
We re-entered US in Houston. We scanned our passports and had to answer some questions. Because we visited a farm in Cuba, and brought back agricultural products (cigars, coffee, peanuts) we had to answer "yes" to a question, which sent us to secondary screening. The passport scanner printed out that our flight was from Havana. The officer asked why we said yes to a question, we told him, he said OK, then noticed we had a list of everything we purchased and asked about it, and we showed him, and he joked about all the "thousands and thousands of dollars" we spent (NOT) and said OK you are all good, have a nice day. That was it.

Date of return: Jan 12, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
Much easier than expected.

Date of return: Jan 10, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
There were no problems with US immigration.

Date of return: Jan 08, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? none
Comments:
All good no problems

Date of return: Jan 07, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
No problems at all.

Date of return: Jan 07, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
Nothing happened

Date of return: Jan 07, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
Just asked why we visited, did we bring any cigars or rum back with us.

Date of return: Jan 02, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
It was very friendly and not at all controve

Date of return: Jan 02, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
It was actually easy. Much easier than getting INTO Cuba.

Date of return: Jan 02, 2020
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
Mobile passport was very fast, no different than returning from other destinations.

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