No More ‘Hotel Hospitals’ In Cuba

Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that it has eliminated ‘hotel hospitals’ and now passengers who test positive for COVID-19 — who in the past needed to follow the country’s protocols and quarantine at these government designated facilities — can now isolate in the same hotel they booked but in a different section or block.

The rooms selected are separated from the rest of the hotel and being overseen by medical personnel.

The new policy came into effect on Jan. 8, 2022.

Lessner Gomez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Canada, said: “It’s great that we are able to accommodate our clients this time around and offer them a chance to follow the isolation protocols on-site, where they can enjoy the same level of comfort as the hotel they chose for their holidays.”

Gomez continued: “We understand that testing positive while abroad is a big stress for our visitors, so it is very important for us to lessen their concern, and offer for their isolation period, the same type of accommodation, Wi-Fi, food and services they booked for their stay.”

He noted as well that Cuba will give booster shots to its entire population in January in an effort to keep Omicron at bay, which make local authorities very optimistic given the highly successful records of the Cuban vaccines.

Said Gomez: “As we continue to surf through the present wave, Canadians visiting the island can have the highest certainty that they are not only going to have a great holiday but also a safer one.”

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