Cuba has bowed to pressure from angry citizens, lifting import duties on food, medicine and other essentials temporarily.
Cuba announced there will be no limit on such goods brought in by travellers until the end of the year from next Monday.
Thousands took to the streets on Sunday in protests over food and medicine shortages, increase in prices of goods and how the government is handling Covid-19.
The protesters demanded that people arriving in Cuba should be allowed to bring in supplies without paying customs duties.
Authorities also confirmed on Tuesday that one man had died and scores have been arrested nationwide since the unrest began on Sunday.
Unauthorized demonstrations are illegal in the country, and antigovernmental protests are rare.
Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, made the declaration on Wednesday at a meeting broadcast on state television.
“It was a demand made by many travellers and it was necessary to take this decision,” the prime minister said. The government “will assess things” after 31 December, he added.
Currently, travelers to Cuba can bring up to 10kg of medicine into the country tax-free. However, they must pay customs duties on the limited amount of food and personal hygiene supplies they are allowed to bring in.
It is unclear the effect such a customs change will have. Few people are travelling to Cuba currently amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.