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Cuba maintains tourist activity despite Covid-19 restrictions


Cuba maintains tourist activity with strict hygiene and safety protocols, despite restrictions in the country’s territories, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. The Cuban Ministry of Tourism released an update of the health protocol to continue operations in the country’s major destinations.
According to the measures, posted on the Ministry’s website, it is essential that international travelers produce a negative PCR test done 72 hours before arriving in Cuba.

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Protocols and measures that every tourist who arrives in Cuba must know

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In Cuba, with the objective of preserving the health and safety of tourists and workers in the sector, the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Health, and in accordance with the dictates of the world organizations of Health and Tourism, has conceived the Tourism Hygienic and Safe Certification (T HS).

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Varadero opens its arms to the world


Staff at the beautiful Varadero beach resort, renowned worldwide for its natural attractions, addressed a few final details before welcoming their first international visitors of the season on October 25. Tourism authorities and entities that contribute in some way to the performance of the sector, reviewed every aspect of plans to offer safe, hygienic, high quality services.

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To export, first produce with quality

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It is difficult to find an international visitor in Santa Clara who does stop by the Bormey Peanut House. Before the current pandemic, hundreds arrived every day, determined to purchase the delicious nougat sold there, to take to friends and relatives abroad.
Those with a sweet tooth in nations like Spain and Antigua & Barbuda, among others, will soon be able to purchase the famous peanut bars and other products based on the tasty, nutritious groundnut, without having to board a plane.

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Varadero ready to awake


The renowned Matanzas beach resort, intent upon being the world’s most beautiful beach, and better equipped to welcome visitors when tourism is definitively re-opened. Those who are able to return, surely in short order, will be amazed by the novelties and how much Cuba’s principal sun and sand destination has changed.

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Another Helms-Burton lawsuit fails

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Miami federal judge James Lawrence King has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Florida citizen, under Title III of the illegal Helms-Burton Act, against Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise operator which includes Cuba among its destinations. The dismissed case, one of the first filed based on the infamous Helms-Burton Act, was initiated by Javier Garcia Bengochea last year in the South Florida U.S. District Court and sought compensation on the grounds that the plaintiff had commercial property rights

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Cuba reopens its borders to international tourism


With an infrastructure constructed in harmony with nature over more than two decades, the Cuban beach resorts of Jardines del Rey and Cayo Santa María, off the northern coast of the provinces of Ciego de Ávila and Villa Clara, respectively, continue their consolidation as essential tourist destinations. Available, between the two, are 46 four and five-star hotels, with more than 19,000 rooms open to national and international tourism.

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Contacts of Italian tourists with Covid-19 are asymptomatic and quarantined

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All have been placed under clinical and epidemiological observation to determine their condition if symptoms should appear. If any suspicious symptoms are noted over the next few days, testing of nasopharyngeal swab samples will be conducted and if confirmed as positive for the coronavirus, patients will be transferred to the Villa Clara Military Hospital, as established in the Plan for the Prevention and Control of Covid-19. With the three Italian tourists in Trinidad confirmed as the first cases of Covid-19 in Cuba.

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Three tourists visiting Cuba test positive for new coronavirus

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Our country has been preparing to face the pandemic caused by the appearance of a new coronavirus, which has impacted more than a hundred countries, to date, causing a significant number of cases of illness and deaths. As a result of the implementation of the National Plan for the Prevention and Control of the disease, and intensive monitoring of respiratory syndromes, suspicious cases have been identified and patients admitted to hospitals.

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Ministry of Tourism annual review: Presenting the real Cuba

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Cuba’s goal is to reach 4.5 million visitors this year, a figure that can be achieved with no problem if directives and work projections, discussed February 28 during the leisure industry’s annual review, are implemented. The annual review was also attended by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero; Mercedes López Acea, member of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee’s Political Bureau and Secretariat; and Tourism Minister Juan Carlos García Granda, among other authorities.