The U.S. state Department and Cuban foreign Ministry announced the agreement to resume commercial air travel, which is a very important milestone in the process of establishing relations between the two countries.
This was reported on Thursday, December 17 edition of USA Today.
The report notes that existed previously and Charter flights will now be supplemented by regular, which will greatly simplify and facilitate the way to Liberty Island.
U.S. laws still prohibit American tourists from visiting Cuba, however, there are twelve categories of citizens to which these visits allowed. This includes people who fly to Cuba for humanitarian, religious and educational purposes, as well as those who visit there for their friends and acquaintances.
We will remind, on December 17, 2014 Barack Obama gave an address to the nation in which he announced the change of policy on Cuba and improve relations. At the same time a similar statement was made by Cuban President Raul Castro. On 29 may this year it became known that the United States officially removed Cuba from the list of States sponsoring terrorist organizations.July 20 was formally resumed diplomatic relations.
This agreement will be implemented in the shortest possible time: the airline JetBlue, engaged in Charter flights from new York, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale since 2011, has announced the soon to schedule regular flights to Cuba.