One proposal under consideration by the Trump administration, according to the USA sources, would tighten enforcement to make sure Americans legally fit the categories they claim to be traveling under, which could spook many visitors, wary of receiving a hefty fine.
In its statement, the Trump administration said its new policy "reverses the Obama administration's support for the communist Castro regime and its military apparatus, and instead aligns the United States with the Cuban people".
Already under strain from his incendiary comments about immigration, Trump's actions threaten to further inflame relations with Latin American countries; for decades, United States intransigence towards Cuba has been a major sticking point for relations.
In addition, Americans will need to keep strict records of every financial transaction they make in Cuba and hold onto those records for up to five years should the Treasury Department, who enforces the embargo, want to audit an individual's trip.
However, diplomatic relations reestablished by Obama, including reopened embassies in Washington and Havana, will remain and travel and money sent by Cuban Americans will not be affected.
Since then, travel to Cuba has steadily increased as Cuban-Americans and others who travel to Cuba.
The media stated that had access to the draft of TrumpÂ´s executive order on policy to Cuba, which seeks for reaffirming the validity of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington on the Caribbean nation 55 years ago.
Rubio, a Cuban policy hardliner, has said that the change is positive as "economic practices that benefit the Cuban military at the expense of the Cuban people will soon be coming to an end".
The Obama administration's easing of sanctions allowed approved American hospitality companies such as Starwood to, in effect, rent out rooms, upgrade facilities, hire local workers and conduct business in US dollars through American banks. The new policy has come together after meetings within the administration. "We want to empower and we want to strengthen the Cuban people without strengthening the Cuban military, which controls a significant percentage of their economy", Rubio said.
Tourism to the island is still strictly prohibited, but White House officials said that enforcement of the ban has been lagging. According to the publication, it probably means that USA travelers will not even be able to stay at a hotel in Old Havana or make use of any tourism service in Cuba.
Marco Rubio plan to appear together in Miami on Friday when Trump announces changes in US policy toward Cuba.
"Many, many people are telling me that we have to squeeze the government once and for all", Rodiles said. On the other hand, several business and political organizations, including the U.S. Agricultural Coalition for Cuba and Engage Cuba, have advocated maintaining the existing situation and lifting the U.S. embargo of the island.
Cuba watchers say barring the kind of permission US companies like Starwood Hotels recently secured tacitly makes it verboten again for USA business to do anything that remotely smacks of handing hard currency to the Castro regime. Saudi Arabia, like Cuba, is well known for human rights abuses.
While U.S. citizens are not free to vacation in Cuba, Obama did relax travel restrictions. Travelers returning from Cuba may not be able to bring unlimited amounts of rum and cigars for personal consumption, as they could since the final months of the Obama administration.