U.S. Administration to Ban Recreational Travel to Cuba

Norwegian Sky in Havana

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has unveiled amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President’s foreign policy on Cuba, according to a statement.

In short, the U.S. will no longer allow people to people travel, which was utilized by many cruise lines to call on Cuba.

“Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere, providing a communist foothold in the region and propping up U.S. adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua by fomenting instability, undermining the rule of law, and suppressing democratic processes,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. 

“This Administration has made a strategic decision to reverse the loosening of sanctions and other restrictions on the Cuban regime.  These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.”

 

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