17-Jan-2011 11:21 AM

US Government modifies regulations governing charter services to Cuba

US' President Barack Obama directed (14-Jan-2011) the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to Cuba's people in support of their desire to freely determine their country’s future with changes to be made to regulations and policies governing: purposeful travel, non-family remittances and US airports supporting licenced charter services to and from Cuba. Under the new regulations governing the eligibility of US airports to serve as points of embarkation and return for licensed services to Cuba, US international airports can now apply to provide services to licensed charters, provided such airports have adequate customs and immigration capabilities and a licensed travel service provider has expressed an interest in providing service to and from Cuba from that airport. [more]

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