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Cuba Eases Travel Restriction For Citizens

Cuba Eases Travel Restriction For Citizens

Starting next year, Cubans traveling abroad will face fewer hurdles leaving the country.

The official news site Granma reported Tuesday that the Cuban government will no longer require a travel permit and a letter of invitation.

Until now, Cubans had to pay $150 for an exit visa. A resident in the country that the Cuban wanted to visit would also have to write a letter of invitation.

Fees associated with the letter ran as high as $200. That’s a steep price in a country where the average monthly income is about $460.

Source: CNN


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