EU lifts sanctions against Cuba

[/FONT]EU lifts sanctions against Cuba…

Good news for the Cubans hopefully. To be honest I thought it was only the U.S that still had economic sanctions against Cuba.

Is it still illegal for U.S citizens to travel to Cuba?

There are restrictions:

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS/TRAVEL TRANSACTION LIMITATIONS: The Cuban Assets Control Regulations are enforced by the U.S. Treasury Department and affect all U.S. citizens and permanent residents wherever they are located, all people and organizations physically in the United States, and all branches and subsidiaries of U.S. organizations throughout the world. The Regulations require that persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction be licensed to engage in any travel-related transactions pursuant to travel to, from, and within Cuba. Transactions related to tourist travel are not licensable. This restriction includes tourist travel to Cuba from or through a third country such as Mexico or Canada. U.S. law enforcement authorities have increased enforcement of these regulations at U.S. airports and pre-clearance facilities in third countries. Travelers who fail to comply with Department of Treasury regulations could face civil penalties and criminal prosecution upon return to the United States.

I don’t know whether this is a good thing or a bad thing overall. It is a good thing for the Cubans though. I did not realize that Europe ever had sanctions against Cuba.

Me neither, I’ve been to Havana twice and there didn’t seem to be any ‘‘extra precaution’’ or what have you.

Thanks Gilliam!

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