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Cuba won't close & doesn't foresee changes in entry requirements: tourist board

Cuba won't close & doesn't foresee changes in entry requirements: tourist board
Lessner Gomez, director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto. (Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Despite heightened global restrictions around the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Cuba will not close and it doesn’t foresee changes in the entry requirements to the country, The Cuba Tourist Board said on Tuesday (Dec. 21). 

The progress in the vaccination of its entire population, the dedication to scientific knowledge and healthcare for all, is "bearing fruits" as Cuba copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement read. 

“Vaccinations, the general use of masks, social distancing and testing along with the strict health and safety protocols in place, are essential parts of the Cuba’s success”, adding: “It’s also good news that Cuba is upgrading its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine to confront Omicron, which give us confidence that we have everything in place to successfully control the pandemic and keep the country open," said Lessner Gomez, director of The Cuba Tourist Board in Canada. 

Cuba has developed its own vaccines and while the new Omicron variant circles the globe, the country has vaccinated more than 90 per cent of its population, surpassing the U.S and other nations. 

“The schools have reopened, and Canadian sun seekers are welcome again, and we hope to keep it that way," said Mr. Gomez, pointing out that “we don’t anticipate any changes in the entry requirements to the country."

On behalf of The Ministry of Tourism of Cuba and the entire team at the Cuba Tourist Board, Mr. Gomez thanked all Canadian travel advisors for their "continued support."  

"As we sendoff a very challenging year we truly wish to all our travel partners a very Merry Xmas and a bright and healthy New Year, shall 2022 bring new adventures and shared success," he said. 

For more information, contact The Cuba Tourist Board at info@gocuba.ca