Varadero will be ready to greet international tourists beginning Oct. 15, 2020.
With an abundance of caution, local authorities have created a safe tourist corridor starting at K Street until Punta Hicacos (end of the peninsula).
Within this area, tourists will have a choice of several 4 and 5 star hotels, golf course, 2 marinas, Dolphin Park, two shopping plazas (Plaza America & Plaza Hicacos) and additional restaurants, and services.
There will be tours and excursions available within the approved zone, such as: Water sports, nautical activities offered by the two marinas and the dolphin park, also, hop on-hop off double deck tourist bus, moped, bicycle tours and car rentals will be available within the permitted area.
Lessner Gomez, director of The Cuba Tourist Board, declared: “Our first and foremost priority is the safety of our clients and staff, so in this initial stage, the mobility of the clients and the range of the excursions will be limited to the approved area, this means that tourists will not be allowed under any circumstances to leave the safe tourist zone, they cannot visit the rest of the island and the locals cannot enter the tourist zone. Therefore, all clients traveling to the destination must bring a hotel reservation with them; no air-only passengers are accepted at this moment in Cuba.”
As per the safety protocols in place, in order to avoid cash handling, all services will be paid by credit cards or debit-visa from Canadian Banks; all the hotels will include a medical team that consist of a doctor, a nurse and an epidemiologist specialist, who will monitor the clients’ health throughout their stay.
In a statement, Cuban authorities announced that the Varadero International airport “Juan Gualberto Gomez” is ready to resume its flights operations and all the safety protocols are in place.
At this stage, the free PCR test is maintained for clients upon arrival at the airport, equally, clients must travel with COVID-19 insurance, and if this is not possible, then they have to buy Cuban medical insurance coverage at the airport upon arrival at the cost of 30 USD.
Said Gomez: “The situation is very fluid. I’m looking forward to the time when this safe zone is expanded to include more hotels and more services, but right now we are happy to open Varadero, one of the Canadian favourite destination”.
Go to www.gocuba.ca for more.