Americans and Cuba – level 3

17-06-2019 15:00

Americans have not been allowed to travel to Cuba as tourists for many years. They can only visit Cuba to see family, conduct government business or do humanitarian work.

Now, the Trump Administration is making it even more difficult for Americans to travel to the Caribbean country. A type of educational travel called ‘people-to-people’ will no longer be allowed. It let Americans travel to Cuba in organised tour groups. Their itinerary only had to consist of a ‘full-time schedule’ of activities which involved contact with the local population.

The US government is also going to prohibit private and corporate planes and passenger boats and ships from going to Cuba. It said that the new travel restrictions are a response to the country’s ‘destabilising role in the Western Hemisphere’, including its support of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Difficult words: conduct (do, carry out), itinerary (a travel plan), prohibit (make illegal).

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