Residents and travelers with relatives in Cuba might be able to hop a plane or boat out of Broward bound for Cuba.
Broward County commissioners on Tuesday approved seeking permission from the federal government to allow flights to and from Cuba at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
County officials will also ask the U.S. Department of Treasury to designate Port Everglades as another point of entry.
Commissioners approved the item without discussion.
But the chances of the county getting approval -- and when the trips would start -- are unknown.
"We want to put ourselves to be in a position to be considered," Broward airport director Kent George said.
Earlier this year, the U.S. government eased travel restrictions to Cuba to allow those who have relatives there to visit more often. More than 100,000 people of Cuban descent live in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
But the federal government still has to create a national policy that will determine whether several airports and ports are granted access at once or gradually, George said.
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