Attention U.S. visitors to Cuba: Bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want.
The new regulations issued by the
The changes follow a series of steps taken since President Obama and Cuban President
"The Treasury Department has worked to break down economic barriers in areas such as travel, trade and commerce, banking, and telecommunications," Treasury Secretary
The most noticeable change for most Americans, however, is the removal of the five-decade ban on importing Cuban rum and cigars. The Obama administration partially lifted that ban already, allowing Americans traveling directly to Cuba to come back home with up to $100 in rum and cigars in their carry-on luggage. Now, that monetary restriction is removed and U.S. citizens can come back with as much tobacco and alcohol made in Cuba in their checked baggage.