According to the Washington Post, Cuba and the United States have reached a deal to allow regular passenger flights between the two countries. However, you can’t head online and book just yet.

The deal does not mean that Americans will be able to begin booking travel to Cuba immediately. But it would set in motion the safety inspections and other procedures required by the Federal Aviation Administration when such an agreement is reached. Experts say it will probably be three to six months before U.S. carriers can begin selling tickets to Cuba.

In the meantime, you can beat the hordes of American tourists by using LifeMiles to book Copa flights via Panama to Cuba and entering legally under one of 12 designated categories. Check out my series on my trip to Cuba in April.

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Sunset over Viñales, Cuba