President of the United States Donald Trump has announced new restrictions on Cuba.
The head of the White House said that Americans will no longer be able to book rooms in state-owned Cuban hotels, and the import of Cuban alcohol and tobacco products into the United States will also be limited.
“The Treasury Department will ban American travelers from stopping at facilities owned by the Cuban government. We are also extending the restriction on the import of alcohol and Cuban tobacco, ”the American leader said.
According to Trump, these measures are “an ongoing fight against communist oppression” and “ensure that US dollars will not fund the Cuban regime.”
The US Treasury clarified that the changes concern restrictions not only on hotel accommodation, as well as on the import of alcohol and tobacco products produced in Cuba, but also on the organization and participation in professional meetings or conferences, as well as competitions and exhibitions in Cuba.