Cuba cancels mandatory testing for Russian tourists
The Cuban authorities have announced a relaxation of the entry rules for foreign tourists. This was reported at the embassy of the Republic in Moscow. According to diplomats, from November 15, it is planned to cancel double PCR testing for coronavirus. Instead, local health workers will measure the temperature of arriving passengers at the airport.
Nevertheless, doctors can selectively take PCR tests for COVID-19 from some tourists.
The country will also accept coronavirus vaccination certificates, which should free travelers from unnecessary checks. However, at the moment it is not known whether Sputnik-V will be among them.
According to Juan Carlos Escalona, Tourism Advisor at the Cuban Embassy in the Russian Federation, most likely there will be no problems with the recognition of the Russian vaccine. Moreover, special security protocols will be created for the Russians, which will greatly facilitate their acceptance in the Republic.
Earlier, Russian tourists have repeatedly complained about problems with entering Cuba. In particular, some of them passed quarantine without symptoms of coronavirus.