This blog post was updated on August 5, 2014.


Travel to Cuba might become easier for Americans thanks to Obama

The US travel ban to Cuba might be lifted for some as the Obama administration wants to allow thousands of Americans to travel to the island for educational purposes.


According to the Associated Press, within the next few weeks the people-to-people contacts policy will be revived by Obama.


In a statement earlier this year, the White House said: “These measures will increase people-to-people contact; support
civil society in Cuba; enhance the free flow of information to, from,
and among the Cuban people; and help promote their independence.”


Republicans are against any such travel ban being lifted, with GOP lawmakers demanding Obama uphold the strict embargo against Cuba.


If travel were to be allowed for some U.S. residents, it could mean upwards of 500,000 additional visitors to Cuba and an obvious increase in tourism dollars.


Many people are simply looking to visit Cuba to see their family. Some still find ways to make it to Cuba, such as flying from a third country like Canada or Mexico.


If the ban was lifted, would you have any interest in traveling to Cuba? Leave a comment below.



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