Obama administration announces new regulations for Cuba travel

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Starting Friday, the Obama administration will enforce new regulations that will make it easier for most Americans to travel to the Cuba.

Under the new rules, Americans will be able to go there without a license for approved reasons. Those reasons included business or family visits, journalists on assignments, and people visiting for educational, cultural and religious reasons.

Apparently, going there for tourism is still prohibited by Congress.

So, if a person happens to travel there, then the use of credit and debit cards will be allowed for the first time, too.

For those wondering about Cuban cigars, U.S. citizens will only be allowed to import $100 worth of alcohol or tobacco products.

The U.S. is, also,  even working to set up an embassy in Havana.