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The U.S. Eases Restrictions on Cuba Travel

On Monday, May 16th, the State Department announced its plans to open travel to Cuba once again and lift many of the restrictions imposed by the previous government.

Read on to learn more!

Published by
Eduardo Vega·9/19/2023

What is Changing?

  • A lift on family remittances restrictions, which had a cap of $1,000 per quarter, and only allowed transfers to direct family members.

  • Reinstatement of the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program, as a legal way for Cuban families to reunite in the United States, currently with a backlog of over 20,000 applications.

  • Although personal travel is still not permitted, group tours and educational travel should soon be a reality.

“With these actions, we aim to support Cubans’ aspirations for freedom and for greater economic opportunities so that they can lead successful lives at home,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price.

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