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"Safe & ready": Cuba begins vaccinating all tourism workers


"Safe & ready": Cuba begins vaccinating all tourism workers
Lessner Gomez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto. (File Photo/Pax Global Media)
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The vaccination process of all tourism workers has started in Cuba, the country's tourism board said on Thursday (May 20). 

The rollout of the vaccines began in Havana with the tourist drivers in the capital and it will be extended to the rest of the hotel and tourism workers in the main destinations in the country.

“This process will offer greater safety assurances to Canadians when visiting the island," said Lessner Gomez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto.

Mr. Gomez explained that the tourism workers have been prioritized along with health personnel on the island. 

The vaccination process of all tourism workers has started in Cuba. (Supplied)

He also highlighted the efforts in the vaccination process, which is working towards the goal of having 70 per cent of the entire population vaccinated by this August 2021. 

"Cuba is safe and ready to receive Canadians when the flights resume," Gomez said.

Both Air Canada and Sunwing have already posted future schedules that include flights to Cuba. 

Starting July 3, Air Canada hopes to kickstart weekly service to Varadero and Cayo Coco from Toronto and Montreal

"Cuba is safe and ready to receive Canadians when the flights resume," Gomez said. (Supplied)

Sunwing has also begun unveiling its upcoming winter schedule, which, so far, includes flights to Cuban gateways from smaller airports in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. (Click here for more). 

All flights, of course, are conditional upon local health situations and the lifting of Ottawa's agreement with airlines to ground Mexico and Caribbean-bound flights during the pandemic. 


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