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CUBA
Havana

Jan. 26, 2021

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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As of 23:59 on January 24 Today's infection status 567 newly infected people (25 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 4557 currently positive, 17034 recoverers, 197 fatalities Name, total number of infected people 21828

From January 10th, it is mandatory to show a negative proof of PCR test when entering Cuba. There are more and more places in the world taking similar measures as border measures against coronavirus, so I think that the situation of PCR testing at the destination is worrisome.
In Cuba, PCR tests are carried out free of charge for all immigrants at the time of entry, but if necessary at the time of departure, it is possible to have them tested at the nearest hospital, clinic or laboratory and prepare a certificate. I can do it. If you are staying at a hotel, it is a good idea to consult with a medical staff stationed there. The cost is 30 USD. (These measures are subject to change, so please check when traveling). If you need an English certificate, be sure to ask the inspection site.
* The photo shows only the PCR negative certificate issued in Cuba and the test date, so please add the time if necessary.

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CUBA
Havana

Jan. 16, 2021

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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As of 23:59 on January 14, today's infection status 547 newly infected people (32 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 3960 currently positive, 12942 recoverers, 162 dead 17096 people infected

The spread of new corona infections has not stopped, and the government has announced that eight states, including Havana, will be retreated from the convalescent period to the epidemic period. As a result, measures such as closing bars, nightclubs, discos, theaters, closing schools and closing public facilities, and stopping public transportation at night will be taken to strengthen infection prevention measures.
There are no restrictions on tourism as long as you comply with the regulations set by PCR inspection at the time of entry, self-isolation period, mask wearing obligation, etc., but most of the facilities such as museums will be closed, basically the state Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will be able to do regular sightseeing for a while because we cannot move beyond that ...

CUBA
Havana

Jan. 9, 2021

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As of 23:59 on January 7, today's infection status 344 newly infected people (69 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 2118 positive people, 11531 recoverers, 148 fatalities Total number of infected people, 13823

The other day, the Havana Club Rum Museum in the Old Town has reopened. The building had been renovated before the spread of corona infection, but this time it has also been completed and reopened.
Rum made from sugar cane is famous as a Cuban specialty, but Havana Club is a leading brand sold all over the world. The Havana Club-produced rum museum, with its small but elaborate models and physical exhibits, is also worth seeing.
At the end of the tour, Havana Club 7 years tasting included!
Please see the blog below for details.
https://onlyone.travel/…

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CUBA
Havana

Jan. 5, 2021

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As of 23:59 on January 3rd Today's infection status 316 newly infected people (127 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 1738 people who are currently positive, 10837 people who have recovered, and 147 people who have died. 12794 people in total

¡ Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy new year.
This year's Cuba will change from the beginning of the year!
Until now, there were two currencies in Cuba, but the CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso), which was mainly used by tourists, will be abolished, and only CUP (Cuban Peso) will be distributed. Therefore, if you exchange foreign currency after arriving in Cuba, you will be handed this CUP. Maybe you can easily get 3 peso banknotes and coins with the portrait of Che Guevara, which was hard to get until now. !!

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CUBA
Havana

Dec. 30, 2020

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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As of 23:59 on December 27 Today's infection status 229 newly infected people (136 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 1486 positive people, 9797 people who recovered, and 143 people who died. Total number of infected people, 11434

The Cuban government has announced a reduction in flights from the United States, Mexico, Panama, Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic from January 1, 2021 in light of national and global corona infections. In addition, from January 10th, all immigrants will be required to submit a negative certificate of PCR test conducted within 72 hours before arrival in Cuba at a medical institution recognized in the country of departure at the time of entry. I decided to take it.
Since various other measures that have been implemented since the airport reopened on November 15th will continue to be implemented, PCR tests will be conducted even when entering Cuba, and refrain from going out until the test results are available (within 48 hours). It is necessary to follow infection prevention measures such as.
Unfortunately, the resumption of tourism has gone a little further than forward ...

CUBA
Havana

Dec. 24, 2020

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As of 23:59 on December 21st Today's infection status 142 newly infected people (64 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 1021 people who are currently positive, 9219 people who have recovered, and 139 people who have died. Total number of infected people, 10384

The cumulative number of people infected with coronavirus in Cuba exceeded 10,000 last week. Currently, the number of positive people has reached the level of over 1,000 for the first time. However, so far no policy has been announced to tighten the current regulations.
At this time of year, the number of tourists from overseas increases rapidly and the area around the old town becomes very lively, but this year, tourists are conspicuously lining up at the shops to shop. The appearance of is very few. Still, I think the number is increasing little by little.
Several hotels in the old town are also reopening to welcome New Year's guests. The photo is the 5-star Hotel Mansana, which has been open since the other day. The shopping mall on the 1st floor is also open.

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CUBA
Havana

Dec. 16, 2020

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As of 23:59 on December 14th Today's infection status 96 newly infected people (37 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 857 people who are currently positive, 8592 people who have recovered, and 137 people who have died. Total number of infected people, 9588

On December 10th, there was a serious announcement about the currency union policy that has been underway for some time. Currently, two currencies, CUC (convertible peso) and CUP (Cuban peso), are in circulation in Cuba, and the integration of these currencies will begin on January 1, 2021.
Tourists used to exchange foreign currency for CUC and use it in Cuba, but from January 1, 2021, they will receive CUP when they exchange foreign currency. For the time being, the fixed rate is 1USD = 24CUP.

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CUBA
Havana

Dec. 8, 2020

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1 As of 23:59 on February 5, today's infection status 68 newly infected persons (40 of whom are travelers from overseas including Cubans), 681 currently positive persons, 8782 total recoverers, 8782 total deaths 136 people, cumulative total of 8110 infected people

Last week, the spread of infection by returnees from overseas was noticeable. Currently, we do not have a quarantine policy at the time of entry, and we are waiting at the place of stay until a negative result is confirmed, but there are voices that it is better to review this.
When I looked into the old town of Havana and the restaurants that tourists often use, "partitions" for infection prevention measures were installed at each table.

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CUBA
Havana

Nov. 28, 2020

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As of 23:59 on November 26, Today's infection status 35 newly infected people (28 of whom are travelers from overseas, including Cubans), 450 currently positive, 7525 recoverers, 133 deaths Total number of infected people, 8110

Since the reopening of Habana Airport, I am worried that the number of new infections brought in from overseas has increased.
By the way, November is just around the corner, and Christmas is less than a month away. It is said that Cuba was a former Spanish colony and has many Catholics, but compared to other Latin American countries, it is less religious and it is hard to realize that Catholic customs are pervading our lives. There is none.
Christmas is not exciting as evidence ...
Recently, the decoration of hotels and restaurants has become more flashy for tourists, but it does not make you feel like Christmas. This year, when there are no tourists due to the influence of the corona, it is likely to be more lonely.
The photo stands out among the restaurants in Old Havana, with few shops still open.

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CUBA
Havana

Nov. 21, 2020

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As of 23:59 on November 19th Today's infection status 38 newly infected people (20 of whom are foreign travelers including Cubans), 363 people who are currently positive, 7267 people who have recovered, and 131 people who have died. Total number of infected people, 7763

The airport in Havana reopened on November 15th, and although the number of flights is still small, international flights are arriving in Havana. I haven't seen foreign tourists in Havana yet, but it seems that tourists spending time at all-inclusive hotels at beach resorts such as Varadero are gradually returning.
Meanwhile, I did an old city tour for the first time in a long time!
However, it is intended for people who are on the other side of the smartphone screen, assuming an online tour, not for customers. It was a trial tour to see how much we could do in Cuba, where the internet environment is bad.
As a result ... The connection was unexpectedly good, and I was able to watch the video almost without interruption after a short walk through the old town for an hour. In the future, there is a high possibility that an online tour from Cuba will be realized by recruiting customers!

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CUBA
Havana

Nov. 13, 2020

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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As of 23:59 on November 10 Today's infection status 37 newly infected people, 466 currently positive people, 6831 recovered people, 130 dead people, 7429 infected people

It was announced that Jose Martí Havana International Airport will reopen at midnight on November 15th. Airports with other international flights have already reopened, but the reopening of the airport in Havana, the capital, will truly mean "unclosed borders" and will resume full-scale acceptance of foreign tourists.
All passengers arriving from overseas are obliged to perform a PCR test in addition to a health check such as body temperature measurement at the time of entry. The test results will be notified within 24 hours. The policy is to manage the health of tourists during their stay by making full use of Cuba's unique medical system.
It will be difficult to travel in exactly the same way as before, but the day when you can enjoy your trip to Cuba while taking preventive measures against corona infection is approaching little by little!

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CUBA
Havana

Nov. 10, 2020

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As of 23:59 on November 7, today's infection status 30 newly infected people, 485 currently positive people, 6680 people who recovered, 130 people who died, 7297 people who were infected

Hurricane Eta, which caused great damage to Central America such as Nicaragua and Honduras last week, became a tropical depression from the 7th to the 8th of the weekend and traversed the central region of Cuba. Despite weakening, some areas were hit by storms. Disaster prevention in Cuba takes thorough precautions. We will endeavor to minimize damage by evacuating dangerous areas and vulnerable people, suspending transportation, and closing schools in advance. As a result of taking such measures this time as well, although there were power outages and inundation damage, no human damage has occurred so far.
On the morning of the 8th, Eta, who passed through the northern coast of Cuba, changed course to the west and proceeded off the northern coast of Cuba, and continued to be vigilant on the 9th, but in Havana it is a relatively calm morning due to the sunlight.
Even so, this eta is zigzag wandering west to east and west again. There is something like this ...

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CUBA
Havana

Nov. 3, 2020

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As of 23:59 on November 1st Today's infection status 35 newly infected people, 521 currently positive people, 6318 recovered people, 129 dead people, 6970 infected people
School was reopened in Havana on November 2nd. It's been 7 months since the school was closed on March 24th! At each school, sanitary facilities such as toilets and washrooms, cafeterias, etc. will be improved for reopening, and school life will be guaranteed according to new disciplines such as cleaning and disinfection. Students are instructed not only to wear masks, but also to bring replacement masks, soaps, disinfectants, towels, etc. to prevent infection.
I'm glad to see you again at school after a long time and with friends and teachers!

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CUBA
Havana

Oct. 27, 2020

Destination updates

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As of 23:59 on October 25, today's infection status 29 newly infected people, 436 currently positive people, 6029 people who recovered, 128 people who died, 6595 people who were infected

The number of infected people is increasing in the state of Pinares Rio, which is located in the westernmost part of Cuba, and the state has retreated to the restricted infection period and is again subject to restrictions on infection prevention measures.
On the other hand, the number of people infected with Havana has settled down to 0 to 1 digits, and most public facilities, government offices, restaurants and other social activities are reviving. People who go to the city also look the same as before Corona, except that they are wearing masks. However, there is no usual greeting of kissing, shaking hands, or hugging each other ...

On October 25th, an international flight with tourists arrived at Varadero International Airport for the first time in 7 months!
After undergoing a health check and PCR test at the airport, 241 passengers from the UK headed to two hotels on Varadero Beach to enjoy their vacation.
Several flights have been confirmed from France and other countries in November, and tourists from Europe, which is a leading market in Cuba's largest resort area, will be a clue to the recovery of tourism in the future! !!

CUBA
Havana

Oct. 17, 2020

Latest COVID-19 conditions

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As of 23:59 on October 15 Today's infection status 56 newly infected people, 290 currently positive people, 5702 people who recovered, 124 people who died, 6118 people who were infected

Of the newly infected people, 10 are returnees from overseas, and 46 are domestically infected, which is a little high in the past week, but the number of recoverers exceeds the number of newly infected people. Overall, it continues to decline.
From October 19th next week, transportation between the regions, which had been suspended, will start, and it will be possible to travel from Havana across states. There is a concern that people's movements will become more active and lead to the spread of infection again, but this is also a step toward a "new daily life", and each person wants to be careful enough to connect to the post-corona. ..
Expectations for sightseeing in Varadero, Cuba's largest resort area, which started yesterday!

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