Here’s Havana – Frankfurt on June 27:
Of course this is of very limited use:
- Up until 2013 it was illegal for Cubans to leave the country without specific permission.
- Now it’s just really hard, because while Cubans need only a passport (an exit permit is no longer required), this change was accompanied by an increase in the cost of a passport to the equivalent of ~ 5 months’ salary for the average Cuban citizen.
I tweeted out the deal, but that too was of limited use.
Many US tourists want to go before Cuba ‘changes’ which is to say they want to see it before the Cuban people benefit from development and are no longer in extreme poverty — or under such political subjugation.
Let’s hope that an opening up of Cuba does bring major changes, for the Cuban people.