By Brett Stolpestad
The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is planning to drop the exit visa requirement that traps many Cubans who want to travel abroad, the New York Times reported.
The termination of the exit visa will allow Cubans to travel abroad with only a passport and visa from the country they are leaving to. The Cuban government announced that it will be ending the exit visa requirement as of Jan. 13, the New York Times reported.
The Washington Post reported that the Cuban government will also allow Cubans to stay abroad for 24 months before running the risk of loosing certain state-provided benefits.
The exit visa was a widely unpopular requirement that forced Cubans to undergo a long application process and included hundreds of dollars in fees, the Washington Post reported.