The popular Cuban resort of Varadero is preparing to welcome foreign tourists from October 15, the island’s tourism ministry (MINTUR) said. Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport is ready to resume all operations in accordance with security protocols, reports Prensa Latina. This is another step towards the full-scale opening of the Island of Freedom.
At the initial stage, it is planned to partially open the resort: travelers will be able to stay in four- and five-star hotels, they will have access to boat trips and visits to some attractions, but only within limited tourist areas.
To protect guests and staff, all payments will be accepted only by cards, medical teams will be located in all Varadero hotels, and guests will have frequent medical examinations, MINTUR notes.
Earlier it was reported that from November 1, Cuba plans a full-scale opening for foreign tourists. So far, only the resorts of Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Cruz are available for travelers. Varadero will open on October 15, followed by Holguín.
But for the Russians, the opening of Havana is fundamentally important, since Aeroflot flies only to the capital of Cuba, namely, from regular flights, air traffic between the two countries will begin to be restored. The Federal Air Transport Agency has already said that negotiations are underway about this, this information was confirmed and Juan Carlos Escalona, Tourism Advisor at the Cuban Embassy in the Russian Federation. According to the Profi.Travel source, from mid-October the discussion of the resumption of flights to Havana will enter an active stage.
In the meantime, Havana has begun to loosen its restrictive measures, which is certainly a good sign. Since October 1, the curfew is no longer in effect in the Cuban capital, the movement of public and private transport is restored, including with other provinces, people are allowed to go to beaches and swimming pools.
Only important. For the pros only.