Cuba Announces New Protocols for this Coming Winter – Sun & Beach Season
Posted on 09/14/2021 | About Cuba
New Protocols for Cuba for fall and winter 2021/22
Beginning November 15 Cuba is opening all tourist destinations in the country.
Canadians arriving in Cuba will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or if not must submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival into Cuba.
Otherwise, no COVID testing before or on arrival at the airport in Cuba will be necessary.
The new rules will focus primarily on the surveillance of symptomatic patients, temperature screening and diagnostic tests performed at random.
In addition, the Cuban tourism authorities announced the opening of the local tourism market and the cancelling of the quarantine for tourists staying in private, short-term rental accommodations.
Cuba says the changes for tourists are a result of the country’s vaccination program, which will have over 92 per cent of the local population vaccinated by November.
Lessner Gomez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto, noted that Cuba’s vaccination program includes children as young as two years old. “We are the first country in the world to administer Covid 19 vaccines to toddlers”, he said.
According to Mr. Gomez “the fact that Cuba is relaxing the rules and that the tourists will be allowed to travel around and enjoy our beautiful country is very exciting and very good news at the time when Canadians are looking forward to returning to normal and are planning their winter travels”.
“The vaccination program in Cuba, the strengthening of the health and safety protocols in all tourists’ facilities and the high vaccination rate in Canada have made possible these openings”.
Canadians will also be able to obtain the PCR test required for their return entry into Canada at Cuban hotels at a cost of USD $30.