When President Barack Obama eased restrictions on travel to Cuba in January 2015, American travelers, tour operators and airlines lost no time. Curious Americans flooded the island’s colonial cities and tobacco-growing plains; Airbnb added thousands of Cuban homes to its offerings; and a handful of American airlines began direct flights to the island.
But new restrictions reportedly under discussion by the Trump administration could significantly dampen the euphoric boom in American travel to the island.
The scope of any changes — which an official said Mr. Trump would like to announce this month — is still unclear.
But officials indicate that the government could revert to regulations that require Americans to apply for a specific license to travel to Cuba, rather than traveling under the current “general license,” which involves no paperwork (SOURCE: The New York Times).