Cuba eases entry requirements

Cuba has opened its borders and will ease entry requirements from 15 November, after vaccinating most of its people with home grown COVID-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome back overseas visitors and medical travellers.

Cuba will only require visitors to carry proof of vaccination or a recent PCR to enter the country, replacing what were previously among the strictest protocols in the Caribbean, involving a quarantine period and multiple PCR tests.

The U.S. embargo sharply limits trade with Cuba, so the country depends heavily on flows of foreign currency and basic goods that travellers and the Cuban diaspora bring to the island.

With travel restrictions lifting everywhere Cuba expects to welcome medical tourists from Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean countries. While there is hope for better US-Cuba relations, US medical tourists are still banned by the USA from going to Cuba.