Cuba to end exit permits for residents travelling abroad

Help

Cuba will allow residents to leave the country without needing an exit permit after the government relaxed restrictions for residents.

For more than half a century Cubans had to be given official permission to leave but from mid-January residents will only need an updated passport and a visa.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Havana.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.