Cuban-Americans will be able to travel to the island nation once a year to visit family for an unlimited amount of time. The bill will also ease import rules and allow for more food and medicine to reach Cuba, which some lawmakers found difficult to support. Along these lines, Americans looking to make medical and farm sales within Cuba will be granted a general travel license, as long as they report back on their trip. So it seems that if you pretend to be a salesman, you’re good to go—well it’s probably not that easy.
Due to the displeasure from some lawmakers, the new law is not expected to be that cut and dry. Treasury Secretary Geithner convinced two senators to vote on the package with the promise that the government would enforce the law so strictly that it would be ineffective. Representative Serrano, of New York, who wrote parts of the bill, does not want the bill to be subject to “creative interpretation.” It seems that the bill will cut funding to those individuals who enforce Cuba travel, so if there’s no one to stop you, then you might just be free to go.
Geinthner did acknowledge that the administration is reviewing the whole US-Cuba relationship, so it looks like things will continue to confuse and excite us for months to come. For now, there's always the side-hatch entrance via Canada, but you didn't get that idea from us.