Sabre works with travel agents to help fill travel certification forms for U.S travellers

Posted: 03-Sep-15 15:44

The travel technology company Sabre has released a new service that helps travel agents across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands complete forms that meet federal regulations for travellers visiting Cuba. The travel certification allows is required for U.S travellers who must state their reason for visiting the Caribbean island.

Sabre works with travel agents to help fill travel certification forms for U.S travellers

Travel agents in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Island will now have access to a new service that will enable them to fill out Cuba traveller certification forms.

The technology company Sabre has released a new service that will be used by travel agents in Sabre Red Workspace for forms that are used to state the reason of travel for U.S residents (and citizens) visiting Cuba.

The forms meet federal regulations for travel to the Caribbean island which were implemented in January, 2015. Travellers must select from one of 12 approved reasons for their visit to Cuba and travel companies must keep the forms for five years.

The Sabre's service alerts agents when they have booked an trip that includes air travel to Cuba, and gives them access to the required certification form in the Sabre workspace, and this data is passed on to airlines and customers for their records.

Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba have recently been resolved, following more than 50 years of difficulties and trade and travel embargos. New embassies were also opened in Washington in the United States and Havana in Cuba last month.

U.S travellers are now permitted to visit the island in 12 categories regulated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. These include family visits, official U.S. government and foreign government business, religious reasons, professional research, humanitarian projects, educational activities, journalistic purposes, and support for the Cuban people through people to people programmes.

Located in the Caribbean Sea, south of the United States, Cuba is home to popular holiday destinations such as the historic capital city, Havana; the stunning Jardines del Rey archipelago which boasts virgin cays and turquoise ocean waters and coral reefs; the colonial city of Trinidad; and the popular beach resort of Varadero with 21 kilometres of coastline and white sandy beaches.


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