Obama to Announce New Cuba Travel Rules in Spring

Administration plans to allow more citizens to visit Communist island
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2009 12:23 PM CDT
A man rides his bicycle in Havana, March 4, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama will travel to Key West this spring to announce the softening of travel restrictions to Cuba, the Washington Times reports. New rules will tweak the decades-long embargo to allow more US citizens to visit. Currently, only individuals such as journalists or researchers with specific business can travel to the island. The administration has no plans, however, to alter trade sanctions.