Good for Cuba. The need for en exit visa is proof positive that totalitarian regimes are all destined for failure. They basically say this: "We fully realize that on leaving this country you will be horrified to learn that the rest of the world doesn't suck nearly as bad as here, and you will likely a) not return; or b) return and try to convince your peers how awful we are. Therefore, we can only let those we trust leave." In Tsarist Russia, peasants couldn't legally travel more than 20 miles from their village without a special visa. Look how well that worked out for the royal family.