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: Sep 19, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
They only asked if I was bringing any fruits or vegetables in. No mention of anything else.

Date of return: Sep 12, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
No problem at all. We arrived in the U.S from Cancun Mexico. No questions asked.

Date of return: Sep 05, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? none
Comments:
I did not return to the US after my trip, I flew back to Mexico.

Date of return: Aug 13, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
I was asked specific questions about why I went there, who I went with, etc.

Date of return: Aug 15, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
No, everything went smoothly upon return from Cuba

Date of return: Jul 30, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? yes
Comments:
Really easy because I had Global Entry - no problems at all

Date of return: Jul 19, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
Good experience. No problems at any time.

Date of return: Jul 18, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
I showed my passport, was asked what country I had visited, and then asked if I was bringing back anything. (We told them we purchased some cigars that were in a pack.) No other questions were asked.

Date of return: Jul 16, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
none

Date of return: Jul 16, 2019
Were you asked to show your license? no
Comments:
No questions were asked

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