Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Cuba Trip Was Completely Legal

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By: / April 10, 2013

There has been much political debate over the legality of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s wedding anniversary trip to Cuba. U.S. law prohibits Americans from traveling to the country unless they’re visiting with a general, religious or “people-to-people” license. No tourism.

Despite the twosome’s tourist-y pitstop at a popular Old Havana restaurant, the Treasury Department assures that the trip was completely authorized, explaining that the hip-hop power couple’s vaca had been classified under the “people-to-people” category, which encourages “meaningful contact” with Cubans.

Read what the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Alastair M. Fitzpayne said about the excursion over at VIBE Vixen.