Washington.- U.S. tour operators are going out of their way to insist that travel to Cuba is still not only permitted, but safe.
Because of new actions of President Donald Trump over the island there’s a lot of confusion from American would-be travelers to Cuba: Namely, whether they can legally go at all.
Diplomatic relations re-established by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014 now appear to be in jeopardy, based on policies put forth by current President Donald Trump. Tour operators, though, want travelers to know Cuba is still open for business, despite heightened tensions.
Back in June, President Trump announced he would roll back Obama administration reforms, vowing to a crowd of Cuban-Americans to clamp down on “people-to-people” tourism exchanges. That day, he prohibited individual, self-certified people-to-people travel, a category introduced in 2016. Then, on September 29, the U.S. State Department issued an official travel warning for U.S. citizens visiting Cuba, following suspected “sonic attacks” on U.S. embassy personnel.
Source: Conde Nast Traveler