The Treasury Department published new regulations Tuesday ending group travel to Cuba for “people to people” educational purposes and prohibiting visits to the island via cruise ships, personal aircraft or personal boats.
The law in the US still prohibits tourist travel to Cuba, but a dozen other categories of travel are permitted, including family visits, official business, journalist visits, professional meetings and educational and religious activities.Read more
The BBC's Will Grant in Havana says the latest announcement does not necessarily mean that boats will start launching for Cuban shores straight away, as there are bureaucratic hurdles to overcome in both countries.Read more
The United States partially imposed an economic embargo on Cuba in the fall of 1960. After Cuba nationalized the properties of U.S. citizens and corporations, the embargo was strengthened in 1962. From that time forward, U.S.Read more