In what was hailed by ferry operators as “a historical event,” the US Treasury lifted a ban and at least four Florida companies said they had been licensed to launch boat services to the island.

The ferries will also be allowed to carry cargo to the communist island of 11 million, which sits just 90 miles off the southern tip of Florida.

Even so, it’s not going to be that easy for the everyday person to go to Cuba apparently, as they have to fall under at least one of 12 categories of reasons to visit, including  family visits, official government business, humanitarian projects and sports gatherings. Here’s more from CTV News.