Since the end of January, all travelers entering Cuba must complete an online form with personal and health data, as announced by the Ministries of Transportation and Public Health.
The director of Air Transport and International Relations of the Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba, Rita García, pointed out at the press conference that digital registration can be made 48 hours before the flight and from the D’Viajeros platform in which up to now 1.7 million travelers have registered.
“The implementation of the form being filled out in advance by the traveler on the online platform minimizes physical contact, reducing their stay in the epidemiological surveillance line and avoiding crowds,” said Carmelo Trujillo, head of the Department of Sanitary Control of the Ministry of Public Health.
Through the form, travelers will declare that they have not had a possible close contact with COVID-19 and a QR code will be generated that must be presented during check-in at the airport of origin and upon landing in Cuban territory.
Increase in arrivals
Cuba expects the arrival of 3.5 million tourists in 2023, still below pre-COVID-19 levels, when the island registered between 4 and 5 million visitors, benefiting from the “thaw” between Cuba and the United States which started at the end of 2014.
In 2022, the country received about 1.4 million international travelers, below the goal of 2.5 million defined by the authorities.
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