Obama Administration Acts To Ease Cuba Travel, Trade Restrictions

The Obama administration announced on Thursday the details of sweeping new regulations that will ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba as part of the President’s bid to normalize relations with the communist nation for the first time in a half century.

The new rules will mean US airlines can begin flights to Cuba, and those traveling for approved reasons won’t need a license to go. This includes students, researchers, relatives and journalists. The average tourist won’t be able to hop a flight to Havana unless Congress repeals an embargo that remains US law.

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