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US Embassy in Cuba resumes visa and consular services

The US Embassy in Cuba has resumed visa services five years after they were paused due to a spate of mysterious health incidents among its staff.

At least 20,000 visas a year will likely be issued, primarily to Cubans trying to reach family members in the US.

  • Will Grant
  • BBC

The reopening comes amid a record exodus from the island, as Cuba suffers one of its worst economic crises.

Consular services were reduced to a minimum under the Trump Administration.

The services were closed in 2017 following reports of unexplained health incidents among embassy employees, which eventually became known as the “Havana Syndrome”.

The syndrome was…

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