American Travelers Allowed To Bring In Havana Club & Stogies
It is now legal to bring Cuban run and cigars into the USA.
And that’s a reason to celebrate!
Americans can now bring in both to the USA when traveling abroad. This ends a five-decade restriction on importing goods from Cuba and is part of the agreements reached between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in 2014.
PubClub.com is a big fan of Havana Club rum, and is very jealous when we go to Europe and see Havana Club is often the house rum of bars, rather than the basic and bland Bacardi we get here in the States.
And Cuban cigars – highly coveted by stogie-smoking Americans – are now also legal to bring into this country.
Even better, you don’t have to go to Cuba to get these items. Americans can now purchase and bring home Cuban alcohol and tobacco from stores and duty free shops anywhere in the world (so no more sneaking Havana Club through customs when purchasing a bottle of the Reserve in Canada; whoops did PubClub ever do that. haha).
The only restriction is the same that apples to any imported item. “Normal limits on duty and tax exemptions will apply,” according to the U.S. State Department.
This, of course, calls for a big “cheers,” and it’s time to light up and enjoy a few rum drinks. Tip: Mix it with juice; don’t waste this fine rum in a Coke.
Oh, you can’t order the rum or cigars on-line, so you have to be traveling somewhere in order to import the products.