Cuba Reopens Havana Airport Forward Of Tourism Excessive Season

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HAVANA: Havana airport will open to common business flights on Sunday after being closed for seven and a half months as a result of coronavirus pandemic, Cuban state-run media stated late on Tuesday citing Cuba’s Institute of Civil Aeronautics.

The transfer comes on time for what’s historically the Caribbean island nation’s excessive vacationer season from November to March though the pandemic is anticipated to scale back the stream of tourists.

The tourism sector is among the high arduous foreign money revenue earners in cash-strapped Cuba which already opened many of the nation final month to vacationers.

Plunged into disaster and shortage by robust U.S. sanctions and the COVID-19 outbreak, the import-dependent nation is struggling in the direction of a “new regular”.

The Cuban authorities stated it was holding off on opening up the capital till its coronavirus outbreak was sufficiently contained.

Authorities will take a look at all worldwide vacationers for coronavirus on arrival, state-run media stated, and can levy a sanitary tariff in an effort to cowl the additional prices of recent hygiene protocols.

Cuba doesn’t require vacationers to take a coronavirus take a look at previous to touring however on Tuesday instructed tourism businesses to insist to guests they monitor their very own well being earlier than touring after 11 of the 900 Russian vacationers that arrived at a northern seaside resort final week examined optimistic upon arrival.

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