Published on : Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Cuba has finally started to ease restrictions after seven months of lockdown and looking forward to better days for the tourism sector. The tourism industry has been a thriving business in Cuba and the nation is now planning to restart tourism once again. Last week, Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that 13 provinces of the country are being permitted to reopen for tourism after the nation had shut down its air and water on April 2 this year.
However, the capital of Havana is not included in the list of 13 provinces as of now and hence the airport in Havana will continue to remain closed. According to Cuba’s Prime Minister, people with possible coronavirus will not be required to go into isolation facilities anymore, and can isolate themselves within the comforts of their own home. Though the country is considering the reopening of tourism, COVID-19 safety protocols continue to remain in place. All visitors will have to wear masks at all costs, and maintain physical distancing when in public places.
All of Cuba’s famous beaches, bars, restaurants, and hotels that have remained closed until now are looking forward to reopen and attract tourists again. Cuba has also been facing an uphill task when it comes to the economy. As the critical health issue continues to remain grave, the economy of the country is also largely suffering. Therefore, the nation decided to follow a similar path of action as other countries that are reopening for tourism.