Havana. When you land at Jose Marti Airport, a new world awaits you. Step outside the airport doors into the tropical air and you will feel instantly relaxed.
Change your funds into Cuban Pesos at the airport kiosk and then grab a taxi. Pesos equivalent to about US$30 will take you the 20 miles into the city.
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New Regulations for Entering Cuba After January 1, 2021
From January 1 2021, Cuba will require that all international travelers produce a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 due to the large number of imported cases following the reopening of airports.
The requirement includes that the test be carried out in “a certified laboratory in the country of origin and carried out within a period of 72 hours before arrival in Cuba,” states the Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda.
Travelers must then take the test again at the airport in Cuba and even prepare to self-isolate if needed.
Havana Airport reopened for International Tourists in November 2020, after being closed for 7 1/2 months due to the coronavirus.
The hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, swimming pools in tourist facilities are open. But the nightclubs are closed. The workers in these areas will be monitored for symptoms and sent into quarantine if found to be positive.
Will I require Travel Insurance?
Yes, you must show proof of health insurance upon arrival or you can purchase Cuban health insurance at the airport for US$30.
News About Cuban Currency
HAVANA TIMES – President Miguel Diaz-Canel announced the end for one of Cuba’s two currencies will take place on January 1st 2021. He addressed the nation on national TV with Raul Castro.
From that date, the regular Cuban peso (CUP) will be the only Cuban currency.
The currency now used by tourists--the CUC--will be gone.
The US Dollar will be pegged at 24 pesos to begin the process.