"I am cancelling Obama's one-sided deal with Cuba" - President Trump

"We will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime until all political prisoners are freed, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalised and free and internationally supervised elections are scheduled elections", Trump said.

"The self-directed, individual travel permitted by the Obama administration will be prohibited", according to the release.

"The policy reaffirms the United States statutory embargo of Cuba and opposes calls in the United Nations and other worldwide forums for its termination", the White House said.

"The entire region welcomed the United States' normalization of relations with Cuba", said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin America program at the nonpartisan Wilson Center think tank in Washington.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

The trade embargo remains in place under Trump. We also have requested approval for our other brands to travel to Cuba.

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United States airline trade group Airlines for America (A4A) says it is examining Trump's policy and potential impact on USA airlines. Cuban-Americans will still be able to travel to the country and send remittances.

Trump aims to halt the flow of US dollars to the country's military and security services.

Our new policy begins with strictly enforcing U.S. law. These changes will be implemented in the coming months, so Americans with current travel plans in the near future are safe.

"The President instructed Treasury to issue regulations that will end individual people-to-people travel", the Treasury Department said in updated guidance on its website. His Cuban policy is expected to tighten some restrictions on travel and business. The OFAC document doesn't mention traveler allowances for buying Cuban cigars or other goods, which was expanded during the Obama administration.

Trump previously had said he supported restoring diplomatic relations but wished the USA had negotiated a better deal. He called Obama's agreement with Cuba a "deal with a government that spreads violence and instability in the region". -Cuban diplomatic, social and commercial ties, with the US opening an embassy in Cuba, increasing flights to Cuba, and some USA businesses expanding into the island nation for the first time in five decades. But because Cuban rules require tour groups to have government guides and use state-run tour buses, the requirement has given the Cuban government near-total control of travelers' itineraries and funneled much of their spending to state enterprises.

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