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Cuba Opens U.S. Trade and Travel After 50 Year Embargo

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The gateway to Cuba has been closed to Americans for more than five decades, on Friday that all changes. The gateway to Cuba has been closed to Americans for more than five decades, on Friday that all changes.
NBC Right Now-- The gateway to Cuba has been closed to Americans for more than five decades, on Friday that all changes.

In Havana there are a lot dramatic change when it comes to U.S. and Cuban trade and travel.

There is still an embargo on general tourism but a lot more Americans can go more easily if they are part of educational groups, cultural groups, if they are journalists, in a medical and religious organization, or if they are going on an approved family visit.

Soon there will be more regularly scheduled commercial flights, not just the current limited commercial charters from Miami.

This also means Internet and credit card providers will be able to start establishing themselves in Cuba

As for Cuban cigars, Americans will still only be able to bring back $100.00 worth.

Americans will no longer need to get approval from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control before their trip to the country.

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