Cuba welcomes travellers as airports fully reopen

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Cuba has now reopened its borders for international travellers. While borders have completely reopened as of 15 November, measures have been relaxed before this.

Cuban or foreign travellers will no longer have to take a PCR test when they arrive at the Cuban border, as of 15 November. Cuban health authorities will be able to take random samples as an additional control measure. Cuban travellers living in the country will still need to go to the GP’s office or health center to be monitored, within 48 hours of arrival.

According to MINTUR, all international travelers (Cuban or foreign) arriving in the country will have to present a health passport or international COVID-19 certificate with vaccines certified by the corresponding regulatory bodies in every country or region (FDA, EMA, MHRA, WHO). Most of these bodies accept the following vaccines: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna and Sinofarm.

The Cuban immunisation schedule is also enough to enter the country. This means that if you have a card that proves you’ve been vaccinated with one of the Cuban vaccines, you can use it as an authorised certificate. Travellers who haven’t been fully vaccinated or can’t present a health passport or COVID-19 vaccine certificate, must show a negative PCR test result, that must be taken no more than 72 hours before traveling.

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