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Havana, Sep 23 (RHC) On Thursday, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reiterated that travelers arriving in the country must bring printed proof of a negative result of PCR-RT to Covid-19.
The Department of Sanitary Control of this portfolio stresses that this proof must be issued by a certified laboratory of the nation of origin.
Only children under two years of age are exempted from this measure, and they are not subject to an anti-Covid-19 test upon arrival in Cuba.
The health authorities add that all international travelers (whether foreigners or residents in Cuba) arriving in the country through Havana's José Martí airport must remain in isolation in a designated institution or in a hotel for five nights and six days.
They explained that a test will be carried out upon arrival to the national territory, and the result will be obtained between 24 and 48 hours.
The traveler will undergo a PCR-RT on the fifth day of arrival, counting the day of arrival. Subsequently, he/she will be discharged from isolation center.
For Cuban travelers entering through airports of the tourist centers of Varadero (Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport) and Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey International Airport), a 14-night isolation period in hotel facilities has been established.
The Minsap specialists also mention that the mandatory screening of all airport personnel, transport and tourism workers upon their arrival and departure from the center where they work is also in force, including the systematic performance of antigen tests to those most exposed to the disease.
Unvaccinated travelers from Cuba may enter the United States if they provide a negative result of an RT-PCR test (NAAT) or antigen (rapid test), carried out 72 hours before arriving in the United States, and they do not have to be quarantined in that country. (Source: PL)