Cuban Flag Goes Up In Washington D.C., Embassies Reopened.


Today is the day to fete with mojitos, Havana Club rum and Cuban cigars.

At 12:01 a.m on Monday, the United States and Cuba officially put the past behind and re-established diplomatic relations. Since 1961, embassies for both countries are reopened in both Washington D.C. and Havana.

SEE ALSO: 10 Non-Touristy Things To Do In Cuba

Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, Cuban Foreign Minister, was at the Cuban Embassy in Washington to raise the Cuban flag. The event will be broadcasted live on Cuba’s state-run TV. Along with 500 guests, groups of Cuban diplomats, artists, and veterans of the revolution participated in the ceremony.

Meanwhile U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana for the embassy reopening ceremony in August. Starting today, U.S. officials announced Cuban government will loosen up the strict security regulations typically placed upon American diplomatic missions in Havana. The American government will also stop recording names of Cubans entering the building.  

This comes as good news to American travelers who have always wanted to visit Cuba. Travel regulations are expected to lighten up in the next few months, which means, if you want to see Cuba before everyone begins to flock there, you should do it ASAP!

Source: BBC. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

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One Comment on “Cuban Flag Goes Up In Washington D.C., Embassies Reopened.”

  1. July 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

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