Cuba Travel Ban ‘Not Going to Work’: Report Says Travel Restrictions Won’t Improve Travel and Tourism in Colombia
Travel restrictions are hurting tourism in Colombia, according to a report published on Wednesday by the New York Times.
The report from the Times cites the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the U.S. State Department, which says the travel restrictions will hurt the country’s tourism sector and the tourism industry.
The U.N. Human Rights Council said in a report last week that travel restrictions are likely to worsen economic conditions and harm Colombia’s fragile tourism sector, which relies on international tourism and remittances to finance its budget.
Cuba has long complained about restrictions, which it sees as having contributed to economic instability.
It says they hurt its economy and are unfair to its Cuban citizens.
Travelers are allowed to visit Cuba and visit family, but only for up to 30 days, while those visiting from outside the country must be approved by the Cuban government.
Cambodia has been under a travel ban since it opened its borders to international visitors in 1994.
The government has said it will appeal the ban, but has not specified a date.