Obama Lifts Restrictions on Cuban Rum & Cigars

As part of Barack Obama‘s final actions as president, United States travelers can now return home with as much Cuban rum and cigars as they like. Under the new …

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As part of Barack Obama‘s final actions as president, United States travelers can now return home with as much Cuban rum and cigars as they like.

Under the new rules, which went into effect today, travelers can purchase unlimited quantities of both from anywhere, providing they are for personal consumption.

“Already we’re seeing what the United States and Cuba can accomplish when we put aside the past and work to build a brighter future,” said White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice. “You can now celebrate with Cuban rum and Cuban cigars,” she joked.

Unfortunately for the lazy, this doesn’t extend to online purchases; you have to actually purchase them in person. But hey, at least flights to Cuba are pretty cheap nowadays.

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