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Cuba to ease travel restrictions,
eliminate widely detested exit
visa requirement

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:abuela10, 10/16/2012 10:04:45 AM

HAVANA — The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed bureaucratic procedure that has been a major impediment for many seeking to travel overseas. A notice published in Communist Party newspaper Granma said Cubans will also not have to present a letter of invitation to travel abroad when the rule change takes effect Jan. 13, and beginning on that date islanders will only have to show their passport and a visa from the country they are traveling to.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: broken01, 10/16/2012 12:21:55 PM     (No. 8937154)

This is great news. I can finally pack my bags and fly down there for some r & r. Havana here I come. NOT!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 10/16/2012 1:20:59 PM     (No. 8937358)

If this is true, wait for the giant sucking sound as Cubans go on one-way "holidays" en mass.


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