Cuba opens for holidaymakers

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Cuba became an increasingly popular and inexpensive destination for Britons in the last twenty years.

Cuba is open to Britons

Now, like much of the Caribbean, it is opening up for travellers and holidaymakers again.

But it won’t be fully open as there will be fewer commercial and charter flights than in pre-pandemic days.

The government has announced it will open up for tourism from 7th November at which point holiday charter flights, including to Varadero, are expected to resume and from the 15th you won’t require a PCR test on arrival if fully vaccinated.

The FCDO recommends that you should pack masks, sanitary hand gel, handkerchiefs and other essential items that may prevent transmission, as these items are not always available in Cuba. Chemists can have long queues so take over the counter medecines if you can.

The Cuban government warns, entry requirements may be subject to change at short notice and prospective visitors to Cuba should remeber the problems that can be encountered when things change at very short notice. Look at the case of Tunisia, for example, which Just about Travel highlighted on Wednesday.

All international flights using Jose Marti International Airport in Havana are currently at terminal 3. This could mean flight arrival and departure times will alter and you will need to allow extra time to get to and from the airport to your destination on the island.

Only airline passengers will be allowed into the airport terminal buildings. When you are travelling to the airport, you can only be accompanied by the person driving you to and dropping you at the airport.

Commercial airlines may insist you have a ticket for your onward connection to return to the UK to board the plane in Havana, and evidence of a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 3 days before your travel to the UK

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