Beyonce And Jay-Z's Cuba Visit Confirmed As Legal By US Treasury

10 April 2013, 10:41 | Updated: 10 April 2013, 10:53

The 'Countdown' star's fifth wedding anniversary visit to the country has been legitimised after recent claims.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba has been confirmed as authorised by the US government amid claims the couple had failed to attain the correct licence for their visit.

The '99 Problems' rapper and 'Love On Top' singer Beyonce flew out to Cuba last week for a visit, but were faced with criticism by several Republican Congress representatives soon after their arrival.

Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen wrote to the US Treasury Department to question the couple's visit to the country, as the US currently has an embargo in place on tourism visits to Cuba.

However, Reuters has now confirmed the Treasury Department did indeed authorise the visit, under a licensing program which aims to encourage "meaningful contacts" with the country's people

"It is our understanding that the travellers in question traveled to Cuba pursuant to an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba," ABC News quotes from the letter sent out to both Congress representatives.

Check out a picture of Beyonce out and about in Cuba this week below:

Beyonce and Jay-Z have yet to issue any comment on the controversy surrounding their latest trip.