Havana’s International Airport is again welcoming tourists from abroad, more than seven months after shutting down in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not quite ‘business as usual’, but as CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports, it’s a big start that toward reinvigorating Cuba’s tourist industry.
20 OCT 2020
Cuba makes a return to tourism after seven months of lockdown. The tourism industry in Cuba has been a thriving business and the nation is now planning to restart it. Last week, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that 13 provinces of the country are being permitted to reopen for tourism.
The island nation has had 6000 confirmed cases and 123 deaths due to Coronavirus.
18 SEP 2020
Cuba will be testing all visitors for Coronavirus (COVID-19) when it reopens its airports to international travelers. Authorities are monitoring cases globally in order to determine the reopening date for Cuban airports.
Cuba has proactively implemented contact-tracing and testing along with COVID-19 precautionary measures recommended by the WTO. This has significantly decreased reported active cases of COVID-19, and is expected to continue seeing numbers of active cases decrease.
The Ministry of Tourism in Cuba has confirmed that Havana International Airport continues to be shut down with airport reopening to be anticipated for the beginning of October, 2020. Airlines flying into Havana such as American Airlines (Miami International Airport) and Southwest (Fort Lauderdale) have opened up bookings to Havana starting October, 2020.