He will be the first American president to visit the island since 1928
The US President Barack Obama has confirmed he will visit Cuba in March.
The United States officially re-opened its embassy in Havana last August, 54 years after last closing its doors.
The US formally dropped Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism last May.
And there are also plans for an expansion of travel, and expanded sales and exports of certain goods and services from the US to Cuba.
"Fourteen months ago, I announced that we would begin normalising relations with Cuba - and we've already made significant progress", President Obama said.
"Our flag flies over our embassy in Havana once again. More Americans are traveling to Cuba than at any time in the last 50 years".
"We still have differences with the Cuban government that I will raise directly. America will always stand for human rights around the world".
"Next month, I'll travel to Cuba to advance our progress and efforts that can improve the lives of the Cuban people", he added.
Cuba is located only 90 miles from Florida, but was subject to a policy of isolation by the United States in the context of the Cold War.
However, a warming of relations was seen in April last year - when President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro shook hands during a Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
Mr Obama will be the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.