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Cuba is about to become a tourist destination for Americans. Today (Jan. 15), the Obama administration announced that it will be easing travel restrictions to the Caribbean island starting tomorrow (Jan. 16). 

Reports the New York Times:

The Obama administration announced on Thursday a set of new regulations to take effect on Friday easing decades-old restrictions on travel, business and remittances, putting into reality some of the changes promised by President Obama last month when he announced plans to resume normal diplomatic relations with Havana.

Under the new regulations, Americans will now be allowed to travel to Cuba for any of a dozen specific reasons without first obtaining a special license from the government. Airlines and travel agents will be allowed to provide service to Cuba without a specific license. And travelers will be permitted to use credit cards and spend money while in the country and bring back up to $400 in souvenirs, including up to $100 in alcohol or tobacco.

Cuban cigars for everyone!

Do you plan on making a trip to Cuba?

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