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Tour Operators Association of Russia promotes the destination Cuba.

Tour Operators Association of Russia promotes the destination Cuba.
The Russian Tour Operators Association (ATOR) informed tourists from that country about the conditions for vacationing in Cuba, whose keys have been open for foreign tourism since the beginning of this month.

The document "Cuba is open to Russian tourists: what is needed to enter", released by ATOR, describes the requirements that tourists must meet to enter Cuba and the conditions offered by the Island for foreign guests to have a break Sure, Prensa Latina reported.

Cuba, where Russians can travel without a visa, will not require certificates of absence of the coronavirus, according to the association's statement, although medical insurance, which covers the costs of treating the disease, will be a mandatory requirement to stay in hotels. of the island.

Foreign tourists will undergo temperature controls and free PCR tests upon arrival on the Island.

The Cuban health system ensures immediate hospitalization for COVID-19 positive patients, to whom it will provide all the necessary treatment until complete recovery, a diplomatic source quoted by the association explained, according to the source.

This month the Cuban Ministry of Tourism opened tourist centers for foreign visitors in the northern cays that are "well known" in Russia: Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Santa María, where there were never cases of infection by COVID-19, from agreement with the Russian tourist entity.

The island's hotel facilities apply "antivirus" protocols that oblige them to ensure physical distance, so they will not necessarily market 100% of their capacities and their pools operate at half their occupancy, ATOR explains.

In addition, each hotel has a medical team that regularly checks the temperature and other symptoms for guests and workers.

Tourists should wear masks only at the entrance and exit of the airport to the hotel and vice versa, but it is not necessary to use it in hotels or beaches, where only service personnel are obliged to cover themselves with this means of protection.

Russian tourism in Cuba grew close to 30% in 2019, when it received almost 178,000 visitors from that Eurasian country, a figure cataloged as a record for that market that has become one of the emerging issuers towards the Island.

According to forecasts by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, the number of Russian travelers to Cuba could rise this year to 200,000, but the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed the tourism sector globally for several months and blurred recovery and eventual plans. growth on the Island.


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