US imposes new Cuba travel restrictions including ban on cruises

The Trump administration has imposed heavy new restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens, including a ban on cruises, in a bid to further pressure the communist island over its support for Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro.

The tightening of the decades-old US embargo on the Caribbean’s largest island will further wound its crippled economy as well as hurt US travel companies that had built up business with Cuba during a brief 2014-2016 detente under Barack Obama.

The state department said the United States would no longer allow “group people-to-people educational travel”, one of the most popular exemptions to the overall ban on US tourism to Cuba.Read More…..

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