The US announces travel ban against Cuba is something so popular nowadays. Recently, the United States government has sanctioned a travel ban on 8 Cuba officials in response to a crackdown on protests by the Cuban government.
The names in the list of restrictions have not been released, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the travel ban to the United States had been imposed on them in his Thursday press release. He added that the restrictions respond to the suppression of peaceful protestors. The Cuban government has captured, detained and sentenced around 600 protesters after the July 11 incident, and several appeals made for their release have been denied.
Secretary of State Added, “The United States took steps to enforce visa restrictions in response to Cuban government attempts to deny Cubans their freedom and rights through continued intimidation tactics, unjust imprisonment, and severe sentences,”
The travel ban imposed on the eight officials of Cuba is the latest action from the Biden administration, resulting from previous president Mr Trump’s highly critical policies towards Cuba. In late November, the United States government also announced a travel ban on nine Cuban officials.
The Cuban administration responded to this travel ban and marked the decision as illegitimate. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said in his statement, “The U.S. government however has also been known for imposing their decisions on other governments utilizing unilateral coercive measures,” and added that this decision of the United States is not going to alter Cuba’s determination to defend its sovereign rights.