USA Eases Travel Restrictions on Cuba

US president Barack Obama eases the decades-old travel restrictions that prevented American citizens and permanent residents from traveling to Cuba without prior approval. Previously, American photographers seeking to travel to Cuba needed to detour via third countries, apply for a permit or participate in a workshop that was cleared by the US State Department.

Officially, the restrictions aren’t lifted, because you’re still allowed to travel only for specific purposes. In reality, you don’t have to prove beforehand why you’re going.

More in The New York Times.

Oh, and you can also bring back Cuban cigars!

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