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No More Rum Or Tobacco, Nor Hotel Stays. Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Cuba

The Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Steve Newborn
The Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Americans traveling to Cuba will not be able to buy rum or tobacco as souvenirs, nor will they be able to stay in government hotels, according to new restrictions that will be announced by the Trump administration Wednesday.

The Treasury Department modified the embargo regulations on Cuba to prohibit imports of rum and tobacco, as well as lodging in hotels or properties controlled by the Cuban government, government officials and the Communist Party, or their close relatives.

The properties will appear in a new list created by the Department of State. Travel and tourism companies subject to U.S. jurisdiction will not be able to make reservations at these properties.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.