Jan 16, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Cuba is easing up on travel restrictions.
Cuban citizens can now apply for passports, without having to apply for special exit visas.
And new regulations also include an extended period for visitors to Cuba – increasing from 60 days, to 90.
Cubans will also be allowed to stay abroad for 11-24 months without having to apply for any extensions.
“Prensa Latina” reports that the Cuban government has also decided to allow the temporary return of those who emigrated illegally after the 1994 migration accord with the US and who lost their Cuban citizenship after eight years abroad.
Approximately, 1.4 million Cubans live abroad -more than 85 percent of them in the United States, the majority in Florida.