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Havana (OfficialWire) — Long lines are forming outside travel agencies, migration offices and the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on the first day of a new law easing travel restrictions on Cubans.

The law eliminates a number of bureaucratic procedures and costs that for decades have been both real and symbolic obstacles to travel by islanders.

It is not expected to result in a mass exodus from the island. But foreign embassies have reported a high volume of queries about entry visa applications in recent weeks.

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