Experts from the Cuban Ministries of Public Health, Tourism and Transportation determined that ten airports on the island comply with the biosafety protocols established for arriving and departing flights to and from other countries, thus they can restart their international operations.
A “rigorous inspection” evaluated whether these facilities have the conditions to guarantee compliance with the measures established for the prevention, confrontation and control of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, Cubadebate reported this Saturday.
The experts determined that Cuban airport terminals offer guarantees to maintain physical distancing and hygiene of passengers and workers, in addition to checking the temperature of travelers arriving on the island, indicates the source.
The group of specialists verified the visibility of health guidelines in the waiting rooms and the workers’ knowledge of the procedures and measures conceived in the biosafety protocols at Cuban borders.
During a long period of minimal activity, Cuban air terminals were subjected to renovation and adaptation processes to meet the sanitary standards required for the detection of COVID-19, according to the source.
So far, the Cuban government has not reported a definitive date to restore international travel, although the reopening of tourism, in early August, implied the startup of the international airports Vilo Acuña in Cayo Largo del Sur, Abel Santamaría, in the city of Santa Clara, and Jardines del Rey, in the northern keys of Ciego de Ávila.
Since the closure of the island’s borders, decreed in March, only José Martí International Airport, in the capital, has maintained a certain stability in its operations in order to guarantee humanitarian flights and the transfer of cargo, as well as departures and arrivals of Cuban medical brigades fulfilling missions in countries that request help to face the pandemic.