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Five Reasons to Still Travel to Cuba

With its brightly-colored colonial houses and rattling old cars, Cuba has long captured the American imagination. But the regulations on travel to the Communist country have changed from one government to the next, making it hard for any vacationer to keep up.

On June 5, 2019, the Trump administration cracked down on the most popular ways for Americans to travel to Cuba, banning all cruise ships operating between the United States and the Caribbean island and eliminating the heavily-used educational category of travel called “people-to-people” exchanges.

It is a setback for American tourism to the island, but 12 categories of travel are still valid, including family visits for Cuban-Americans, professional research, journalism, religious activities, athletic competitions, and ‘Support of the Cuban People’.

Here are five reasons why travelers should still consider the island a destination, despite these new hurdles.


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