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Travel To Cuba Gets Easier Starting…

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For weeks, we've been hearing about how President Obama and Fidel Castro's brother President Raúl Castro made a deal that relaxed the laws about travel between America and Cuba.

Well, people can begin traveling there as soon as today! Friday the 16th!

According to Obama's new rules, if airlines begin regular service to the country, people may only need to check a box when buying tickets online, and off they go on vacation!

[ Related: U.S. To Reinstate Diplomatic Relations With Cuba! Plus, The Release Of Political Prisoners On BOTH Ends!

There are still stipulations though. Every trip must have a purpose, whether it's for educational, religious, cultural, journalistic, humanitarian or family purposes, among other permitted reasons. Also, as of now, people still need to travel in groups.

Travel isn't the only thing that got easier either. It's now easier to send money to Cuba, as well as spend it. People can use credit cards there and even bring back up to $100 in Cuban cigars.

United Airlines and American Airlines are among the companies trying to secure regular service to and from Cuba. While people need to still have a legitimate reason for being in the country, booking air travel will be much more relaxed.

However, some people are worried that Cuba's infrastructure can't hold up to what could be a huge influx of tourism.

We'll all just have to wait and see

[Image via AP Images.]

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z's Cuban Vacation Being INVESTIGATED?! Republicans Think They Violated SANCTIONS To Travel There!

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Uh-oh!

We guess this could actually be a pretty serious problem!

What was supposed to be a happy, fifth anniversary vacation to Cuba for Beyoncé and Jay-Z has apparently prompted some serious backlash for the celebrity couple…and now, possibly even an investigation from the Obama administration!

That is, if two Florida Republicans have it their way!

As we've reported, questions have arisen over how Bey and Jay were allowed to travel to the communist country, which is illegal under the United States' fifty-year old embargo on it, and Former House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and her colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart have now reportedly sent a letter to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, requesting an investigation be opened to determine whether or not the pair violated any sanctions with their trip.

The letter reads:

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Obama Says U.S. Will Lift Embargo If Cuba Makes Reforms

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Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a HUGE step in the right direction for the United States' relationship with Cuba!

Check out the video (above) in which President Barack Obama makes it clear that the U.S. would consider lifting the embargo on Cuba…if their government was to make some significant reforms.

This is fantastic! From what we've heard lately, it definitely seems like Cuba has been making lots of progress! Let's hope they keep it up!

How AMAZING would it be if the U.S. and Cuba were to start trading with each other again?!?!?!?

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