The US State Department reported that the Donald Trump’s administration is restricting travel to Cuba, in a move to isolate Havana from the world.
The Trump administration is ending an educational travel program and banning passenger cruise ships and yachts, as well as private and corporate planes from traveling to Cuba.
The State Department cited as reasons for the ban the Cuban government’s support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The Trump administration has previously condemned Cuba’s support of Maduro and threatened an ongoing embargo on the Caribbean country.
Veiled tourism has served to line the pockets of the Cuban military, the very same people supporting Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
Travel from the USA to Cuba is still permitted under some circumstances, including visits to family members, government affairs, and humanitarian projects.
Business Insider / ABC Flash Point Travel News 2019.