American fishing boats now allowed to dock in Cuba

Posted: 01-Oct-15 14:19

Americans can now travel to Cuba via fish boats according to new rules released by The White House Administration. Meeting U.S. Department of Treasury's regulations, boating to the Caribbean island is now on par with other methods of transportation, which was initially limited to flights only, enabling further travel options for U.S residents and citizens.

American fishing boats now allowed to dock in Cuba

Travel to Cuba is now permitted by fishing boats according to new rules issued by The White House Administration.

U.S residents can now travel to the Caribbean island via fishing vessels in accordance with regulations released by the U.S. Department of Treasury, putting boating on par with other methods of transportation such as flights.

The new regulations came into effect on 21st September, 2015.

"Today's announcement underscores the Administration's commitment to promote constructive change for the Cuban people. These regulatory changes build on the revisions implemented earlier this year and will further ease sanctions related to travel, telecommunications and internet-based services, business operations in Cuba, and remittances."

Explained Jacob J. Lew, the Treasury Secretary. Mr Lew continued his statement saying:

"A stronger, more open U.S.-Cuba relationship has the potential to create economic opportunities for both Americans and Cubans alike. By further easing these sanctions, the United States is helping to support the Cuban people in their effort to achieve the political and economic freedom necessary to build a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba."

Travellers will still have to follow guidelines and their reasons for travel must meet the 12 licenced categories such as education, culture, and religion with trips that have been organised by licensed U.S tour operators.

Travel restrictions have been eased for Americans and while general tourism to Cuba is still prohibited for U.S residents, they can still visit the Caribbean island through "people to people" programmes and tours.

The number of American travellers is set to increase in the very near future, following the recent resumed diplomatic relations between the United State and Cuba.

Cuba is a communist island nation in the Caribbean Sea, located south of the Bahamas. Holidaymakers can relax on the beautiful white and golden sand beaches; snorkel and scuba dive along the world's second largest barrier reef; or take tours of the cities to embrace the culture of this vibrant nation.


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