Friday, January 14, 2011

Obama travel initiative coming (Updated)

Today the Obama Administration is expected to announce changes in regulations governing travel to Cuba. According to several sources who have received advance briefings, there will be a broad expansion of non-tourist travel. The components of the new regulations are said to include a return to the licensing parameters that existed before 2004 in the various people-to-people travel categories, plus a further liberalization in educational and religious travel. In addition, all of the top tier of U.S. international airports will be allowed to handle flights to Cuba, and Americans not of Cuban descent will be permitted to send remittances to persons in Cuba who are not their relatives.

Details to follow.

Update: Herald story here.

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