MEXICO CITY: US President Barack Obama may ease travel restrictions on Cuba, allowing more Americans to visit the island on educational and cultural trips, a US official said. Mr Obama loosened travel rules last year, making it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit and send money to relatives in an attempt to ''promote the freer flow of information'', the White House said. The official did not outline what the changes would be.
At present Americans can travel to Cuba on educational and cultural trips if they are students or employees at qualifying universities and if they meet a set of additional requirements.