Travel Warning in Cuba: 4 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Groups traveling to this island country lined with pastel homes, and ‘50s era cars were advised on Friday, Sept. 29, by the U.S. State Department not to visit in the wake of mysterious “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats. Here are four things you need to know about what’s going on in Cuba.

  1. U.S. Embassy employees have been attacked, apparently by a sonic weapon that emits sound waves capable of inflicting harm. More than 20 U.S. embassy employees in Cuba have been injured and reported symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness, hearing loss, and cognitive issues.

  1. Per “US officials said Raul Castro denied the attacks and authorized FBI teams to travel to the island to help with the investigation, which is being led by Cuba’s Interior Ministry.”

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  1. The U.S. Embassy in Havana will halt regular visa operation and only offer emergency services to U.S. citizens.

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  1. In a dramatic response to the mysterious recent specific attacks, the United States Embassy has ordered over half of Havana personnel to leave the island.