Obama Lifts Restrictions On Cuban Rum, Cigars

Obama Lifts Restrictions On Cuban Rum, CigarsThe Obama administration on Friday further lifted restrictions on Cuba, announcing that U.S. travelers can now bring back an unlimited amount of Cuban cigars and rum.

The Treasury Department’s move is just the latest step the administration has taken to normalize relations with Cuba.

“In all cases, the Cuban-origin goods must be imported for personal use, and normal limits on duty and tax exemptions will apply,” the Treasury said Friday.
Previously, U.S. travelers visiting Cuba could return with no more than $100 worth of cigars and alcohol.

Restrictions on travel to Cuba still exist. Americans tourists are prohibited from visiting Cuba, though U.S. citizens may travel to the island for educational purposes, journalistic purposes and to visit family, among other reasons.