Cuban doctors now need permission to leave country … as government fights brain drain


The Cuban government announced yesterday it is reimposing a hated travel-permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States (US).

It is the first major reverse in Cuba’s policy of allowing unrestricted travel for its citizens, put in place in 2013 as President Ra?l Castro allowed new freedoms as part of a broad set of social and economic reforms.

The government announced on the front page of state media that health professionals in specialities that have been drained by large-scale emigration in recent years will now be required to get permission from health ministry officials in order to leave the country Read More………

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