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Cuba Travel Restrictions

Should You Ditch Your Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic Vacation & Go To Cuba Instead?

Mark Chesnut | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

There are plenty of reasons to consider a trip to Cuba and also a vacation in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. But the experiences you'll have in Cuba, if you're a U.S. citizen, are likely very different from what you'll have on the other two islands.

Now That Diplomats Can Freely Travel in Cuba, It's Time to Free the American People Too

James Williams | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
James Williams

If we're serious about strengthening civil society and helping Cuba's budding private small business sector continue to grow, it's time for the White House to stop forcing "people-to-people" travel to be hindered by third-party brokers.

U.S. Officials Seek To Establish Embassy In Cuba, Lift Travel Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States will try to convince Cuba to lift travel restrictions and upgrade its interest section to an embass...

What Americans Need To Know Before They Go To Cuba

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are one step closer to being able to vacation in Cuba, but don't pack your bathing suit and sunscreen just yet. ...

Poll Shows Cuban Americans Shifting On Controversial Policy

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By David Adams MIAMI, June 17 (Reuters) - A survey of Cuban Americans in Miami shows eroding support for hardline Cold War-era policie...

More Cubans Are Traveling Abroad

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials say travel abroad has risen 35 percent since the island's government loosened restrictions this year. Col. ...

Cuban Exiles on the 'Unwanted' List Can Never Go Home Again

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

For natives of the largest of the Antilles, airports are never easy expeditious sites through which they pass and continue on their way. Rather, each border is a heartache; each migratory process is twice as complicated as for other nationalities.

Leading Cuban Dissident Arrives In Brazil After Decade-Long Travel Ban

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil — Boisterous protesters backing the Cuban government blocked the Monday screening of a documentary featuring Cuba's bes...

Leader Of Cuban Protest Group Receives Passport To Travel

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Cuban authorities granted a passport Friday to the leader of a protest group that received the European Union's top human rights prize in 2005, even a...

Cuban Dissident Denied Passport

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 04.01.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — Two Cuban dissidents who applied for passports to go overseas under recently enacted travel reform reported mixed results Wednesday, as...

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was in Havana, Cuba, with no visa and no permission from the U.S. government. It was just the way I wanted it.

Cuban Dissidents' Dreams Of Traveling Abroad May Become Reality

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

HAVANA -- For years, Cuban dissidents say, authorities' message to them has been the same: Sure, you can leave the country. Just don't expect us to le...

Cuba's Travel Revolution

AP | PETER ORSI and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

HAVANA — Like many Cubans, 16-year-old Ana Liliam Garcia is excited at the thought of seeing the world beyond this Communist-run island smaller ...

Cuba Ditches Travel Restrictions -- For Some

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

By Jeff Franks HAVANA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - With paperwork in their hands and dreams of faraway places in their heads, Cubans waited in ...

Monday the Hated Exit Permit Disappears, Cubans Prepare to Leave

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

They have patiently waited for this moment and no obstacle is going to destroy the illusion. Counting the days, vegetating at half speed, January 14 could be the start of a new life for them. Will they reach it?

What The New Cuban-American Vote Means For Obama

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.09.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- The door for travel to Cuba cracked open during President Barack Obama's first term. Cuban-Americans can now visit family on the island as o...

Will Raul Castro's Travel Reforms End My Own "Island Imprisonment"?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I will be there when they open the doors to decide which Cubans can board a plane and which will continue under the "insular imprisonment." And my suitcase will be at my side.

Will Cuba's Absurd Travel and Immigration Restrictions End?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I have accumulated 20 negatives in just five years to my requests to travel. Twenty times I have tried to leave my country and just received a "no" as a response from the Cuban authorities.

After 50 Years, Cubans Hope To Travel Freely

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to...

Cuba Says Travel Restrictions To Remain In Place

AP | By PAUL HAVEN | Posted 02.22.2012 | Miami

HAVANA -- President Raul Castro on Friday put on ice highly-anticipated plans to ease travel restrictions on Cubans, telling lawmakers the nation woul...

Eighteen Times the Castro Regime Has Said No... Tomorrow Will They Let Me Travel?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The suitcase keeps looking at me. "When will we travel?" I imagine its worn-out wheels asking me. And I can only answer that perhaps this Friday in a parliament -- without real power -- some decree will return to me a right I should have always enjoyed.

House Republicans Unveil $1 Trillion Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans yielded on policy affecting communist Cuba and Democrats gave way on new energy standards for light bulbs to seal an ag...

Cuba Government Refuses Me a Travel Permit 16 Times in 4 Years. Will 17th Time Be a Charm?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Tthe ability to leave and enter the country has been a method of ideological coercion. Obtaining the "white card" that allows us to leave our insularity, or the "empowerment" to enter our own country, has been conditioned on our being "politically correct."

The Long Distance Run-Around

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Margarita Alarcon

To say that one state controls US policy towards Cuba is in fact silly and insane. Its not one state, its worse.

When Ninety Miles Is an Abyss: My Sister Leaves Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I remember when my sister told me she'd entered her name into an international visa lottery. Yunia was always very lucky in games of chance, so I knew what to expect from the outset.