The policy will maintain diplomatic relations and allow USA airlines and cruise ships to continue servicing the island.
President Trump will make good on a campaign promise to Cuban-American hardliners on Friday when he will reverse much of the Obama administration's liberalization of relations with the Communist country.
Those travels and visitors' ability to use Cuba's military-run bank are not believed to be affected by the Trump changes, though the Herald reports that the administration's new policy will include a broad restriction on interactions with the military branch that runs the majority of Cuba's economy. "Economic practices that benefit the Cuban military at the expense of the Cuban people will soon be coming to an end #BetterDealforCuba", Rubio wrote on Twitter. Although Trump lost the Miami area to Hillary Clinton by double digits, he credits support from Cuban-Americans for helping him eke out a narrow victory statewide.
According to Trump's eight-page directive, USA businesses will be restricted from transacting with Cuban businesses tied to the country's military - although recently reestablished US commercial travel to Cuba will be allowed to continue, The Miami Herald reported.
President Donald Trump will speak in Miami on Friday. The Trump administration started a Cuban policy review in February, which included several cabinet agencies that will develop regulations to enforce the White House's Cuba policy.
Senator Marco Rubio (R:FL) played a Key role in pushing for the changes, and will attend the event along with US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and other Cuban-American lawmakers.
But the train bringing a new era to Cuba long ago left the station.
A Cuban official told CNN that the country is not anxious about new restrictions on cigars, because it will simply sell them elsewhere. Trump's policy would keep some of these changes in place, including direct flights to the country.
In this August 31, 2016 photo, two passengers deplane from JetBlue flight 387 waving a United States, and Cuban national flag, in Santa Clara. USA citizens may only visit Cuba if their activities pertain to government affairs, journalism, research, education, religious or humanity projects, family, or business.
Under the order, the Treasury and Commerce Departments will be given 30 days to begin writing new regulations and they will not take effect until they are complete. "For tour operators, that means stricter audits by the government on legal people-to-people travel in Cuba, which requires travelers to legitimately fall into one of the 12 exemption categories".
Rubio is in the forefront of those pushing for change in the Obama rapprochement.
Obama announced in December 2014 that he and Cuban leader Raul Castro were restoring diplomatic ties between their countries, arguing that the policy the USA had pursued for decades had failed to bring about change and that it was time to try a new approach. But even some global human rights groups critical of the Cuban government say that would mean doubling down on a failed policy.
Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served notice that the Trump administration plans to restore "pressure on the regime".