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To allow travel between the United States and Cuba.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 30, 2003
Mr. Enzi (for himself, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Dayton, Mr.
Bingaman, Mr. Chafee, Mr. Craig, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Murray)
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the
Committee on Foreign Relations
To allow travel between the United States and Cuba.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of
SEC. 2. TRAVEL TO CUBA.
(a) Freedom of Travel for United States Citizens and Legal
Residents.--Subject to section 3, the President shall not regulate or
prohibit, directly or indirectly, travel to or from Cuba by United
States citizens or legal residents, or any of the transactions incident
to such travel that are set forth in subsection (b).
(b) Transactions Incident to Travel.--The transactions referred to
in subsection (a) are--
(1) any transactions ordinarily incident to travel to or
from Cuba, including the importation into Cuba or the United
States of accompanied baggage for personal use only;
(2) any transactions ordinarily incident to travel or
maintenance within Cuba, including the payment of living
expenses and the acquisition of goods or services for personal
(3) any transactions ordinarily incident to the
arrangement, promotion, or facilitation of travel to, from, or
(4) any transactions incident to nonscheduled air, sea, or
land voyages, except that this paragraph does not authorize the
carriage of articles into Cuba or the United States except
accompanied baggage; and
(5) normal banking transactions incident to the activities
described in the preceding provisions of this subsection,
including the issuance, clearing, processing, or payment of
checks, drafts, traveler's checks, credit or debit card
instruments, or similar instruments.
SEC. 3. EXCEPTIONS.
(a) Special Circumstances.--The restrictions on authority contained
in section 2 do not apply in a case in which the United States is at
war with Cuba, armed hostilities between the two countries are in
progress, or there is imminent danger to the public health or the
physical safety of United States travelers.
(b) Importation of Goods for Personal Consumption.--Section 2 does
not authorize the importation into the United States of any goods for
personal consumption acquired in Cuba.
SEC. 4. APPLICABILITY.
This Act applies to actions taken by the President before the date
of the enactment of this Act that are in effect on such date of
enactment, and to actions taken on or after such date.
SEC. 5. INAPPLICABILITY OF OTHER PROVISIONS.
This Act applies notwithstanding section 102(h) of the Cuban
Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C.
6032(h)) and section 910(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export
Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7210(b)).
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