Confirmed: Cuba scraps exit visa requirement

The Cuban Government has announced that it will no longer require its citizens to apply for an exit visa when travelling overseas.

The decision by the Communist Party eliminates a major bureaucratic stumbling-block for many seeking to travel abroad as Cubans had to provide a letter of invitation before permission was given. This decision will take effect on January 13 which will now require Cubans to provide their passport and the visa of the country they seek to travel to.   

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4 shot, 3 fatally in Montego Bay

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