515.563 Journalistic activities in Cuba.§ 515.563 Journalistic activities in Cuba.
(a) General license. The travel-related transactions set forth in § 515.560(c) and such additional transactions as are directly incident to journalistic activities in Cuba are authorized, provided that:
(1) The traveler is at least one of the following:
(i) Regularly employed as a journalist by a news reporting organization;
(ii) Regularly employed as supporting broadcast or technical personnel;
(iii) A freelance journalist with a record of previous journalistic experience working on a freelance journalistic project; or
(iv) Broadcast or technical personnel with a record of previous broadcast or technical experience, who are supporting a freelance journalist working on a freelance journalistic project; and
(2) The traveler's schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule.Note to § 515.563(a):
Each person relying on the general authorization in this paragraph must retain specific records related to the authorized travel transactions. See §§ 501.601 and 501.602 of this chapter for applicable recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
(b) An entire group does not qualify for the general license in paragraph (a) of this section merely because some members of the group qualify individually.
(c) Certain travel-related transactions restricted. Nothing in paragraph (a) of this section authorizes the lodging, paying for lodging, or making any reservation for or on behalf of a third party to lodge, at any property on the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List to the extent prohibited by § 515.210.
(d) Specific licenses. Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis authorizing the travel-related transactions set forth in § 515.560(c) and such other transactions as are related to journalistic activity in Cuba that do not qualify for the general license under paragraph (a) of this section.[80 FR 2296, Jan. 16, 2015, as amended at 85 FR 60071, Sept. 24, 2020]