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Cigar Aficionado Reports from Cuba's Habanos Festival

CA Staff
Posted: March 5, 2012

Cigar Aficionado is back to Havana.

Our editors are in Cuba to cover the 14th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, where they will sample the latest in Cuban cigars, meet with top officials from the Cuban cigar industry as well as the leading international retailers and distributors of Cuban cigars, and immerse themselves in the culture of Havana.

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Comments   6 comment(s)

Bill Johnson — Southern Pines, NC,  —  February 28, 2012 3:47pm ET

Cuba w/o passport? How?


Jason Kayorie — Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  —  February 28, 2012 5:44pm ET

@Bill Johnson -- My guess would be their press credentials allow them to travel to Cuba for jurnalistic reasons. Not sure on if they're allowed to bring anything back or not though.


Damian Bancroft — Georgetown, Cayman Islands,  —  February 29, 2012 2:12pm ET

Americans can go to Cuba since 1997 with no stamp in passport. There are several direct flights with Continental and AA(unmarked plane) as well as private charters.Fly through a third country. Do not go through Bahamas or Canada as they have connections with US immigration.


David Henson — Athens, Alabama, USA,  —  March 1, 2012 1:28pm ET

I believe they are using a play on words. "Cuba Without A Passport" means by them being there they are taking you there as reader.


Bryan Croes — Orlando, Florida, US,  —  March 1, 2012 9:29pm ET

I Agree with Mr. Henson !!


Taylor Franklin March 3, 2012 5:13pm ET

Damian is correct, stay away from Canada and the Bahamas. Pre 9/11 there were no "red flags" for US citizens to depart from Canada. However, that's not the case anymore and your itinerary could be directly accessed at any time, even if you made the trip years ago.


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