Cuba will no longer require PCR or vaccination certificate when entering the country

Cuba will no longer require PCR or vaccination certificate when entering the country

As of this Wednesday, April 6, it will not be necessary for international travelers to present PCR, antigen test or even proof of vaccination to enter the Island, measures in force until now to counteract the covid-19 epidemic.

As reported by the Cuban News Agency in an advance through their networks and confirmed minutes later the Ministry of Public Healththe decision has been made taking into account the high percentage of vaccinated in Cuba.

It will continue to be mandatory, yes, the use of masks, both indoors and outdoors, and the “random search” is maintained. Also randomly, samples will be taken from those who come from countries where the incidence of the virus is higher.

If a positive is detected, they will be subjected to “the protocols established for these cases”, that is, they will be admitted to the designated health institutions depending on where they are located.

All direct contacts of these travelers will be isolated for eight days, either in designated centers or in houses, if these have the necessary conditions to guarantee compliance with the measure.

It will continue to be mandatory, yes, the use of masks, both indoors and outdoors, and the “random search” is maintained

The relaxation in the protocol for travelers coincides with the collapse of the tourism sector, which is not raising its head, despite the fact that other destinations similar to the Island, such as Mexico or the Dominican Republic, have recovered remarkably.

In addition, it contrasts with the hardness of the statements by Miguel Diaz-Canelwho last Monday called for “extreme sanitary measures” to avoid a new wave of infections.

According to the official newspaper Granmathe scientists who advise the Cuban president on the pandemic predicted a progressive increase in confirmed cases and hospitalizations.

This Monday, in his daily part, the Ministry of Public Health indicated that 7,647 people are admitted to the country, of which 4,140 are suspected of carrying the coronavirus and 3,483 are active cases. No deaths were reported. During the month of March, Cuba accumulated a week without deaths related to the disease.

According to official figures, close to 10 million people of the 11.2 million inhabitants of the Island have received the complete immunization schedule with local vaccines (a few received the Chinese Sinopharm), that is, 95% of the vaccinable population. In addition, 6.2 million Cubans have received the booster dose.

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