The administration of President Barack Obama announced earlier this year that after half a century of restrictions, Americans are finally free to go to the Caribbean island of Cuba without having to ask for permission.
Or did it?
You might think the new rules, which will took effect as part of a historic shift in Cuba policy under Obama, are a little confusing. They could be deliberately so. The government appears to be easing the restrictions as much as possible within the bounds of the restrictive trade embargo still in place. This naturally creates a certain ambiguity.
To help steer through this fog, GlobalPost provides some pointers to help travelers going to Cuba.