So for now Cuba is still a no-go unless you can track down a cousin on the island, but the AP also notes:
The Bush rules limit family visits to once every three years for no more than 14 days. Travel spending is now capped at $50 per day.
Once signed by Obama, the legislation would allow Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba once a year to visit relatives, spend up to $170 a day and visit for an unlimited duration.
The legislation would also expand the definition of family to include first cousins, aunts and uncles rather than parents, siblings and grandparents. That would allow many more people to travel to the island under the looser rules that apply to Cuban-Americans and legal immigrants.
The move is probably a precursor to efforts later this year to ease a long-standing embargo and broader travel restrictions to Cuba.
It's still very unclear exactly what that will mean, but for American tourists itching to hit up Havana, things are looking more promising than they have in years.
Photo: [Ruben Pulido]