President Trump announced on Friday new restrictions for Americans travelling to Cuba, in a big change to the policy that was born during the last presidency. Talking at Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana in Miami in front of Cuban-Americans, the President signed a new Presidential Directive concerning the future of Americans willing to Travel and do some commerce in Cuba:
“Effective immediately I am cancelling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba. I am announcing a new policy, just as I promised during the campaign. Our policy will seek a much better deal for the Cuban people and for the United States of America.”
However, the new rule that the Treasury Department will have to finalize in a month time did not affect the purchase of Cigars and Rums and bringing them back to the States.
To summarize what was mainly said during the rally, Americans travelling to Cuba under specific categories should prove that they will not eat, drink, stay in any hotel or communicate with any party that falls under the umbrella of Cuban government and/or military.
This new move will deprive most travelers in visiting some very old and prestigious hotels in Havana like the Saratoga, Santa Isabel, and the new Manzana Kempinski that we mentioned in our previous blog news on June the 2nd, 2017.
We will keep you updated with the new rule once finalized by the Treasury Department.