Share this article
The United States and Cuba opened embassies in Havana and Washington Monday, marking the return of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries for the first time in more than 54 years.
The opening of the embassies follows months of talks between the two countries. President Barack Obama announced July 1 that embassies would reopen this month.
While diplomatic relations have been restored, general tourism and most forms of trade with Cuba are still not allowed. The Obama administration did take steps in January, however, to loosen certain travel restraints and broaden permissible activities.
BAL Analysis: Those planning travel to Cuba or intending to conduct business in Cuba should make sure their planned activities are legal. Contact a BAL attorney if you have any questions about which activities are permissible.
Copyright © 2016 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As previously announced, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will increase premium processing fees on Feb. 26. Under a rule published in...
The State Department’s H-1B domestic visa renewal pilot program’s final application slots open Feb. 26 for qualifying applicants. Key Points:...
President Biden moves to allow certain Palestinians to stay in the U.S. Premium processing fees are about to go up.
The Home Office announced a new visa extension that allows Ukrainians arriving after the Russian invasion to apply for an