In a press release released this Friday, the US Department of State. UU. announced the suspension of all public charter flights to Cuba, except for trips to the José Martí International Airport, in Havana, thereby expanding the scope of coercive measures to the Island, which in October 2019 eliminated commercial flights (regular ).
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, from his Twitter account, denounced the new government ban on President Donald Trump, which adds to the escalation of actions against the Island.
Rodriguez referred to the measure as "serious violation of human rights, freedom to travel Americans and hinders family reunification."RELATED
The Government of Donald Trump, which in October 2019 had suspended commercial (regular) flights from the United States to Cuban destinations with the exception of Havana, has extended this Friday the ban on charter flights, which can only be operated to the capital of the Island and in a restricted number.
The statement specifies that charter operators will have a period of 60 days to suspend routes to nine Cuban airports.
"Today, at my request, the Department of Transportation has suspended until further notice all public charter flights between the United States and Cuban destinations other than the José Martí International Airport in Havana," said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He added that "the Department of Transportation will impose an appropriate cap on the number of charter flights allowed to the José Martí International Airport."