citizens from visiting. (Americans can even go to North Korea, so long as North Korea says it’s A-OK.)
Needless to say, relations between the U.S. and the Caribbean island have a complicated, tenuous past—made all the more complicated by the gradual abolishment of travel restrictions and increasing diplomatic ties.
To help explain where relations are heading, here’s a breakdown of the U.S.’s travel relationship with the “forbidden” land just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. This timeline endeavors to contextualize major policy adjustments and political milestones over the last 50-some years.