Will I be questioned when I arrive back to the U.S.?

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

Real comments from returning travelers

no-avatar-m
James T
Date of return: August 27, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
no-avatar-m
Luigi
Date of return: August 10, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? Yes
Comments:
No issues at all. We had the most issues getting into Cuba at customs, but none coming back.
read more...
no-avatar-m
Jane
Date of return: July 03, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
no-avatar-m
Karen
Date of return: July 03, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
Very easy...they just asked what I was doing in Cuba. I said "support for Cuban people" and told them I had an affidavit and itinerary if they wanted to see it. The immigration guy just laughed and said, "Wow, you're prepared, but I don't need to see that." He asked what I was bringing into the country and I said, "magnets and a potholder--no rum or cigars" and he laughed and said, "You know the drill." Very easy.
read more...
no-avatar-m
Ryan
Date of return: July 03, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
I have not yet returned to the United States, so I cannot comment on the process yet.
read more...
no-avatar-m
Elba T.
Date of return: June 16, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
All went well
read more...
no-avatar-m
Carmen
Date of return: June 16, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
We don't remember, we arrived ill.
read more...
no-avatar-m
Carmen
Date of return: June 16, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
no-avatar-m
Beth
Date of return: May 22, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
No, super easy. No different than entering from any other country. Pleasantly surprised.
read more...
no-avatar-m
Ronald
Date of return: May 06, 2022
Were you asked to show your license? No
Comments:
Relatively speaking, I found they were understaffed. Having had their job for 18 years though (I was an Immigration Inspector myself for about 16 years) I can understand staffing problems!
read more...
Back to Top