Family Cuba visits

This item appears on page 71 of the November 2009 issue.

Although the general travel ban against visiting Cuba continues for all American citizens, in September the US government eased some of its restrictions. 

Americans who wish to visit family members in Cuba no longer will be restricted to one trip a year but may visit as often and as long as they like. Americans now can send unlimited amounts of cash to relatives on the island and when traveling can carry more personal baggage and certain electronic items.