Holidays: Quarantine-free Cuba reopens whole island in boost for Britons eyeing winter sun


Global tourists can now visit Cuba most of Cuba thanks to the country’s three-phase reopening foresee which began in June. However, Havana, its international airport and two of the surroundings’s central provinces are still out of bounds to travellers. Cuba officials reopened its bindings and airports to tourism on July 1 which began with just a few day-tripper cities.


The country has since been slowly adding multifarious destinations.

The island’s main beach resort of Varadero opened to visitants last week.

While Cuba may not seem like an obvious appropriate for some winter sun, the country is not on the UK’s quarantine list.

This means Britons can call in there without having to self isolate for 14 days on their profit to the UK.

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Holidays: Quarantine-free Cuba reopens whole island in lift for Britons eyeing winter sun (Image: GETTY)

Holidays: The island’s strength beach resort of Varadero opened to visitors last week (Icon: GETTY)

Cuba is also exempt from Foreign, Commonwealth and Departmental Chore (FCDO) advice against all non-essential international travel.

However, there are guides in place for Britons looking to visit.

Foreign tourists can enter Cuba on intercontinental charter flights arriving directly into Cayo Coco, Cayo Cruz or Cayo Guillermo (not play tricks oned by Jardines del Rey airport); Cayo Santa Maria (flying into Santa Clara airport); or Cayo Largo del Sur, and (from October 15) Varadero only, correspondence to the FCDO website.

Visitors should be aware that there are belongings limits in place.

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Tourists can only take one case of up to 32kg per rider plus hand luggage.

The FCDO also added: “All international holiday-makers arriving on charter flights to the Cayos and Varadero will have their temperature checked and a PCR (antigen) assay.

“Anyone with respiratory problems may be isolated.

“Anyone who tests firm for coronavirus will be hospitalised immediately. Otherwise, there is no quarantine demand for all arrivals on these flights.”

The PCR test is free of charge with the sequels delivered in 48 hours.

If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll also necessity to get a tourist card before you travel.

Before flying, tourists have to also have Covid travel insurance which can be purchased on passenger in Cuba for £25.

Cuba has only recorded just over 6,300 encases of coronavirus and 127 deaths.

Quarantine exemption tilt (Image: EXPRESS)

This is a fraction of the cases recorded in the UK and other primary parts of Europe.

Cuba has implemented Turismo + Higienico y Seguro which is a program explanation “more hygienic and safe” to make sure tourists remain permissible on their holidays.

All hotels and tourist facilities in the area must cement and be approved for the certificate.

Workers in the tourism sector will also be supervised and isolated if they start to show symptoms of COVID-19.

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