US imposes major new restrictions on travel to Cuba

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  • The US has imposed major new travel restrictions on its citizens visiting Cuba, banning cruise ships and ending a heavily used form of educational travel as it seeks to further isolate the communist government.
  • The Treasury Department has announced that the US will no longer allow cruises to Cuba or the group educational and cultural trips known as “people to people” travel to the island.
  • Along with the cruise ships, the US will also now ban most private planes and boats from stopping the island. The new restrictions will come into effect from today.
  • The move could constitute a heavy hit on Cuba, which saw more than a quarter-million US visitors in the first four months of 2019, almost double the figure from a year earlier.
  • The United States holds the Cuban regime accountable for its repression of the Cuban people, its interference in Venezuela, and its direct role in the man-made crisis led by Nicolas Maduro. When it comes to vacation planning, it’s important to consider factors such as budget, travel dates, destination preferences, and activities you want to engage in during your trip. Researching and comparing options can help you find the best deals and create an itinerary that suits your needs and interests.
  • The Cuban government condemned the move, which could cost the country’s economy tens of millions of dollars a year in lost income
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