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Flying MIA-HAV-MIA as non-US citizen or resident

Old Jan 20, 15, 3:57 pm
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Flying MIA-HAV-MIA as non-US citizen or resident

I have a German passport and am German resident and would like to book MIA-HAV-MIA on one of the charter flights. I keep getting opposite answers on whether it's possible or not. The negative answers say that I can't return into the US when coming from Cuba. Does anybody know why? From my understanding I'm not affected by the embargo and a normal visa waiver entry should be no problem.

Also I could not find any limitations at expertflyer for this idea:

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Visa, Health & Passport:

Information as of  20JAN15 / 2230 UTC
National Germany (DE)           /Embarkation Cuba (CU)

Destination USA (US)

Passport and Visa Information: Destinations

Information: Normal Passports

Passport required.
- Passports issued to nationals of Germany must be valid for

the period of intended stay.
Passport Exemptions:

- Holders of a Form I-512 ( Authorization for Parole of an

Alien into the United States").
- Holders of temporary or emergency passports.

Visa required, except for A max. stay of 90 days for nationals

of Germany traveling as a tourist, on business or in transit
(SEE NOTE 42904) (SEE NOTE 42905) (SEE NOTE 42906) (SEE NOTE
NOTE 42904: Passengers must obtain an ESTA authorization

) prior to boarding.
NOTE 42905: Passport issued on or after October 26, 2006
must be biometric (i.e. e-Passport, containing an
integrated chip).
NOTE 42906: Passport issued on or after October 26, 2005,
but prior to October 26, 2006 must:
- be machine-readable and contain a digital photo; or
- be biometric (i.e. e-Passport, containing an integrated
NOTE 42907: Passport issued prior to October 26, 2005 must
be machine-readable.
Visa required, except for Holders of a Form I-512
( Authorization for Parole of an Alien into the United

- Children, up to/incl. 15 years of age, being nationals of

Germany, are not allowed to enter the USA on their parents
- Minors traveling unaccompanied, or accompanied by one parent
or a person other than parent/legal guardian,

Additional Information:

- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to
cover their stay and documents required for their next

- The following applies to those traveling under the US Visa
Waiver Program:
- Each passenger must hold own passport (incl. biometric
Emergency/Temporary passport) and be traveling as a
tourist, on business or in transit.
- A return/onward ticket (or electronic ticket record) must

be to a final destination country other than Canada, Mexico

or contiguous (adjacent) countries or territories situated

in or bordering the Caribbean Sea
. If
passenger holds proof of residence in, or is transiting the

USA to such a country or territory, an onward/return ticket

to that country or territory is accepted.
- Passenger can make side trips to Canada, Mexico or
Caribbean countries/islands, provided first entering the
USA on a carrier participating in the VWP. No additional

time is given (extension) based on the departure to

contiguous (adjacent) territory
- A passenger may enter the USA with a valid visa in an
expired passport, provided

- Beginning students holding "F", "J" or "M" student/exchange
visitor visas

- Passengers who have visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone
within the last 21 days must enter the US at Atlanta (ATL),
Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK) or Washington
(IAD)  and are subject to screening and medical checks upon
- Visitors must hold return/onward tickets
(SEE NOTE 46524)
NOTE 46524: Exempt are holders of a valid US visa.

Health and Information: Destinations

Vaccinations not required.

- Those entering on a K-1 or K-2 visa must hold a medical form
FS398 and X-ray plates of chest (full size not necessary).

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Old Feb 7, 15, 8:17 pm
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Am facing a similar situation and in fact even wrote directly to one of the charter agencies, but haven't heard from them as yet.
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Old Feb 7, 15, 8:28 pm
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I did a little research on this and it appears the charters are getting premiums from booking/tour packages so the very short flight has folks paying in the 1,000s. You may wish to contact Cuban travel agents in Miami (vs. online/Internet) for more details.
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Old Feb 11, 15, 12:51 pm
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I see many airlines flying to Havana from Miami whenever I pass through MIA. Makes me curious too, as a Canadian, if I can book YYZ -> MIA -> HAV

Even though I've seen major US carriers offering these flights, I have never seen availability online to buy these. How do Cuban Americans authorized to go to Cuba get their hands on these?
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Old Feb 11, 15, 5:36 pm
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Those flights are chartered which is why you won't see them online. You have to book them through the chartering TAs and they're not cheap. No scheduled flights per se.
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