Cuba works to be a very safe tourist destination, minister says
Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Tourism Minister Juan Carlos Garcia stated that this country’s authorities are working to achieve a renewed and very safe destination, a message issued by the Ministry of Tourism said on Friday.
Garcia spoke on Thursday at the 65th Virtual Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas, as reflected in the official statement released during this event.
Despite this, the Cuban tourist system raised high commitments, whose example was to attend British cruise ship MS Braemar with 682 passengers and 381 crew members on board, to facilitate their return to the United Kingdom, a humanitarian operation in which those who participated did not get sick with coronavirus.
During these 100 days (since March 11, when social distancing was decreed due to the disease), 120 hotels remained active, to attend tourists stranded in Cuba and promoting health services in many cases.
The minister recalled that the Cuban tourism opened its doors this Thursday, in a first phase for the national vacationer, and as of July 1 for foreigners who could enjoy in Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Cruz and Cayo Largo).
He stressed that the facilities that reopen their doors must display the tourism certification, agreed between the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Public Health.
Such certification responds to the protocols stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).