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Washington Post, June 5 2019 – What the new Cuba travel restrictions mean for tourists

Washington Post, June 5 2019 – What the new Cuba travel restrictions mean for tourists

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Unless the cruise line cancels the trip, passengers who purchased travel insurance will have little recourse.

“A change in cruise or tour group itinerary is not a covered reason to cancel a trip under a travel insurance policy,” said Jenna Hummer, a spokesperson for Squaremouth, which compares travel insurance policies. “As long as the ship or tour is scheduled to move forward with the voyage, travel insurance will not cover a traveler to cancel their trip.”

The rule also put the kibosh on people-to-people trips, the Obama administration program that encouraged Americans to interact with locals. Yet it preserved the similar Support for the Cuban People category. This means Americans can visit the island as long as they don’t frequent state-run businesses and institutions, such as hotels and restaurants. Instead, they must stay at private residences, eat in private restaurants, visit independently owned shops and devote their time to engaging with Cubans through such activities as volunteering in community projects.

Read the full Washington Post article online here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/what-the-new-cuba-travel-restrictions-mean-for-tourists/2019/06/05/974055d2-8715-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html?utm_term=.0345d881a3e4