Between 2,500 and three,500 Russian tourists could travel weekly to Varadero starting next April 1, when the Russian Federation will restore flights between Moscow and Cuba’s primary sun and beach destination.
Based on the Cuban Embassy within the capital of the Eurasian country, the resort positioned north of Matanzas is able to receive Russian tourists and offer them “a cushty stay in protected epidemiological conditions,” Cubadebate reported.
The flights to Varadero of the airlines Aeroflot, Rossiya, AZUR Air, NordWind and Royal Flight will restart in April in consequence of the negotiations carried out by the Cuban delegation on the International Tourism Fair held from March 16 to 18 in Moscow, the source indicated.
Russian tourism to Cuba grows by 30 percent
Essentially the most famous sun and beach destination on the island, whose beaches are among the many 25 best on the planet in response to TripAdvisor, requires visitors to comply with health protocols that include the presentation of a negative PCR certificate for coronavirus, carried out 72 hours before the departure of the flight, and carrying out the identical test upon arrival on the Cuban airport.
Russian tourism to Cuba registered a rise of near 30% in 2019 when the island received almost 178,000 visitors from that Eurasian country, a figure cataloged as a record for that market that has develop into one in all the emerging issuers to the island.
The Cuban Ministry of Tourism estimated that in 2020 the variety of Russian visitors would reach 200,000, however the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed the tourism sector globally for several months and blurred the recovery plans and eventual growth on the island.
At the top of that yr, the Eurasian country was placed among the many top 10 issuing market of tourists to the Caribbean nation, with a complete of 47,742 travelers, despite the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Official figures specify that up to now in 2021, about 13,800 Russian travelers have vacationed in the various tourist destinations operating in Cuba.