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Canadian tourists return to Varadero

Air Canada will resume flights to Varadero as of July 3 from the cities of Toronto and Montreal, sources from Cuban aeronautics confirmed. In this fashion, tourists from the North American country will return to the island’s fundamental beach resort.

“After several months without receiving vacationers from the northern nation, Varadero’s largest market, from the economic standpoint is significant for the country to restart operations,” said the operations coordinator of the Juan Gualberto Gómez airport, Yandy Moreno, to Prensa Latina news agency. 

“The vacationers shall be subject to the health controls established to avoid contagion of COVID-19, and the biosafety measures provided for within the protocols without losing fluidity and agility in services,” added the official.

The Canadian-flagged airline will perform weekly routes from Toronto starting next Saturday and, the next day, it’ll restart flights from Montreal to the Matanzas terminal.

After a yr of interruption, flights between Russia and Varadero resume

With Air Canada, there shall be six firms that fly to the airport in Cuba’s fundamental tourist resort, together with the Russian Aeroflot, Azur Air, NordWind and Royal Flight, and the British-German agency TUI UK.

Canada recently lowered travel restrictions for people vaccinated against COVID-19, although tourists from that country must comply with health controls and the established protocol to fly to the island.

Previously, the Canadian federal government announced that, as of July 5, already vaccinated nationals and everlasting residents returning to the country from abroad won’t be quarantined.

Canada is among the many fundamental source countries for tourists to the Caribbean, and specifically, this nation is Cuba’s fundamental marketplace for vacationers.

The news of the return of Canadian visitors to Varadero coincides with the announcement of the suspension of national tourists’ entry to the island’s hotels in its fundamental sun and beach resort, as a part of the new plan to confront COVID-19 within the country, after decreeing the phase of community transmission.


Although many details haven’t yet been disclosed on this regard, official media and publications on social networks have already echoed the measure, which is in keeping with the suspension of reservations in hotel facilities for nationals, no less than through the first two weeks of June, recently reported by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).

Screenshot of the Telegram profile of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).
Screenshot of the Telegram profile of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR).

The province of Matanzas faces the worst outbreak of COVID-19 for the reason that starting of the pandemic, with reports of greater than 700 cases a day in recent days. That is one among the Cuban territories most affected today by the rise in infections and, specifically, the municipality of Cárdenas, where Varadero is positioned.

OnCuba Staff

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