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Cuba tourism is booming, and all American’s can now legally travel to Cuba – with some limitations. American travelers have previously been restricted from visiting Cuba due to a US trade embargo, and while “tourist travel” is still prohibited, most Americans who want to visit Cuba should now be able to find a way to do so.
Regulations came into effect in 2015 meaning that any American wishing to travel to Cuba can do so for one of 12 reasons, without prior permission from the US Government. In the past, US citizens had to obtain a specialized licence to travel, though now can visit on a “general license”, which is simply a claim that you qualify for one of the 12 categories of authorized travel.
Unlike having to obtain a physical piece of paper granting permission for travel, a general license means that the individual decides that their visit fits one of the 12 rules. Essentially, the government is now giving citizens the benefit of the doubt.