Frommers Travel Advisory for Cuba.
During his first term in office, George W. Bush placed more severe restrictions on travel by US residents to Cuba. His administration eliminated virtually all people to people and educational exchange travel that was permitted under the previous administration, and drastically reduced traditional opportunities for Cuban Americans to visit or send money to relatives (including the fact that Cubans living in the United States can now only visit once every three years instead of annually).
Although a Cuba policy did not emerge during the recent US presidential election debates, John Kerry had campaigned aggressively against the Bush restrictions on family travel and remittances. He pledged his support for "principled travel" and reaffirmed his favoring an end to all limits on travel. Since the re-election of George Bush, it now seems inevitable that no relaxations in travel restrictions to Cuba will occur in the near future.