The Minister of Tourism of the Cuban embassy in Russia, Juan Carlos Escalona, informed Prensa Latina that with the measures taken to combat Covid-19, all air routes between the Eurasian nation and the Caribbean island were restored..
According to Escalona, Cuba hopes the lifting of travel restrictions, as of December 1, both Moscow vacationers and those from the rest of the country’s regions will begin to fly to the Cuban capital, one of the largest attractions for foreign tourists.
He recalled that his country opened its borders to the whole world since Monday, November 15, and that in the case of Russia, he said, it aspires to expand flights to other Cuban cities, taking into account that at the moment they only fly to Varadero and Cayo Coco.
Escalona told the TASS news agency that for these purposes his country has the authorizations of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsiya).
“Therefore, we are very happy that this decision was made. In fact, we have the pandemic almost under control. About 90 percent of the population will be immunized with our own vaccines. So, from a health point of view, we will be a very safe country”, he said.
Cuba was consolidated this year among the most attractive destinations for Russian vacationers, concluded tourism executives from the island who participated in different events of the recreation and leisure industry in this capital.
Tourism authorities of the Antillean nation warned that for the new season the epidemiological measures will be focused on the surveillance of symptomatic patients, taking temperature and carrying out random diagnostic tests.
Upon entering the country, travelers will have their vaccination certificates recognized and if they are not immunized they must present a PCR test carried out 72 hours before their flight departure. Children under 12 do not need to present any documents.
Escalona told Prensa Latina that in work meetings with Russian businessmen and tour operators they ratified their clients’ interest in the options offered by Cuba.