No more ESTA: Visiting the US after a Cuba visit now requires a visa

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Anyone who has travelled to Cuba in the recent past needs to apply for a tourist visa before heading to the US, as part of a policy shift that means a headache for travellers hoping to see both countries. This tightening of entry rules for those who have travelled to Cuba means both a longer wait time for travellers as well as a processing fee of $160. A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Berlin said that anyone who has travelled to Cuba after January 11, the date on which the US classified Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, will no longer be able to enter the US under the Visa Waiver Progr…

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