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PCR and isolation of new requirements for entry into Cuba from January 5th

They re-established compulsory PCR to enter Cuba and also established 8-day institutional isolation for certain travelers. MINSAP is updating its entry requirements.

Those planning to travel to Cuba now have to meet new requirements before they can take effect through the country’s airports. This was announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, MINSAP this morning. The current health protocol has been updated based on the increase in the incidence of omigran variant.

“Considering the increase in international travel since November 15 and the greater power of the spread of this new variant, which has the potential to double the number of cases in two or three days. 5 will come into effect from ”, says the MINSAP note.

Until January 5, all passengers arriving in Cuba must submit a negative PCR result 3 days (72 hours) prior to flight departure.

This, along with the vaccination certificate showing the full dose of the vaccine used, must be submitted at the entrance airport.

Mandatory isolation in some cases

Cubans who do not comply with this last requirement, i.e. those who do not complete the vaccination schedule, must have a PCR test at the Cuban airport to enter the national border.

But not only that, in a hotel dedicated to these purposes they must comply with mandatory eight-day isolation in which the traveler must pay all costs. I.e., accommodation, food and transportation costs.

In cases like this, a new PCR will be performed on the seventh day and you can only go home on the eighth day after you arrive in the country if it is negative.

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Similarly, MINSAP has announced that random tracking of passengers will be increased from January 5. Thus, a large number of random PCRs will be performed on travelers from high-risk countries.

“Foreign travelers arriving in Cuba and attending international schools, scholarships in Cuban institutions, technicians and foreign collaborators will be housed at their respective centers for eight days of isolation, and PCR-RT was conducted on the seventh day of their arrival,” the report said.

Travelers from Africa

Special protocols for travelers from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and Eswatini:

– Provide a complete vaccination schedule.

Negative PCR result not exceeding 72 hours.

– PCR is carried out at the airport.

– Compulsory isolation, for eight days, payment of accommodation, food and transportation expenses.

PCR on the seventh day, and the eighth clinical discharge, if negative.

In the same way, other health measures have been proposed within Cuba, according to MINSAP:

  • Any traveler who arrives in Cuba and is positive will be immediately admitted to the designated health facilities in each region.
  • All direct contact of these passengers will be isolated in isolated centers or homes. The latter, until the required conditions are met and the target activities are completed.
  • The severity of autoimmune positives or their severity, which are considered high risk, is guaranteed and will be allowed in the designated health facilities. The rest can be brought home according to the conditions of each region.
  • Direct contacts of automated cases will be isolated for eight days in their homes or companies.
  • Confirmed pregnant women and children under the age of ten will be isolated in health facilities.
  • First-order contacts will be identified and isolated from the first moment their bond is known.
  • Massive activities that create crowds of people will be avoided.
  • All regions of the country will send their samples to the IPK for sorting, and it will determine the Ómicron.
  • Booster doses will be accelerated nationwide.
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Faced with the threat posed by the expansion of the Omigron variant, it was decided to strengthen the entire health protocol in Cuba. Several weeks after the decrease in the number of cases, an increase in diagnoses was recorded. This is to be expected since the opening of international airports last November 15.

The United States is concerned about the high number of infections, especially in Florida, where a large number of Cuban immigrants live.

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