Cuba will accept vaccinated Russians without certificates of tests for COVID-19
Cuba has changed the rules of entry and accommodation for tourists from Russia. Testing at airports has been canceled from September 15, and from November 15, vaccinated Russians will be able to enter Cuba without tests done before departure.
Since September 15, PCR testing of tourists upon arrival at Cuba airports is no longer carried out (in reality, this process started on September 8). All tourists arriving in Cayo Coco and Varadero now undergo an antigen test for COVID-19 or a rapid test (PCR) upon arrival at their hotel.
Nevertheless, observatory hotels in Cuba will continue to be used to isolate tourists who will have a positive second COVID-19 test. Staying there remains free.
Starting from November 15, citizens of the Russian Federation with certificates of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be able to enter Cuba without presenting a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test conducted in Russia. All Russian vaccines are recognized, not only Sputnik V.
For unvaccinated tourists, rules remain the same: when boarding, they will have to present a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test carried out no earlier than 72 hours before departure.
From November 15, the program of excursions in Cuba, including Havana, will be restored. Hotels in Havana and other cities in Cuba will start operating as the flow of tourists increases.